Christmas card, L.A.L. (illustrator)

Christmas card, L.A.L. (illustrator)

May Christmas Bring Delight
Christmas card
L.A.L. (illustrator)
Britain
19th century
Chromolithograph
Museum no. E.668-1981

The tradition of kissing beneath the mistletoe originates in an old Norse practice of warring enemies calling truce under mistletoe, completing their pledge with a kiss. This kiss symbolised an exchange of souls. Apart from encouraging peace and reconciliation, mistletoe was believed to have medicinal and healing properties.

This card can be found in Print Room Box 3.