We'll spare you the details about what Mistletoe actually means in German, but it has long been a holiday tradition that if two people stand beneath the hanging plant, they have to kiss. It's unclear when or why people began smooching under the mistletoe, but the custom has been around long enough to be referenced in one of Washington Irving's stories from 1820. Before that, the plant has symbolized romance and fertility in the times of Ancient Greece.
So, if you're looking for a vintage holiday touch, a hanging ball of mistletoe is an easy way to brighten your place up with some picture-perfect Christmas cheer. Plus, it will definitely make your Christmas party more interesting. Here's where to buy mistletoe online and in the stores.
Where to Buy Real Mistletoe
Since inventory varies from store to store, you should always call ahead or check your local store's website before heading there. Some places you can try are:
- Home Depot
- The garden section of your local Walmart
- Your local florist
- Your closest Christmas tree farm
Believe it or not, it may be easier to order mistletoe online from retailers like the Oregon-based Triumph Plant. Etsy also has large selection of fresh and dried mistletoe decorations like the ones below.
Where to Buy Artificial Mistletoe
Artificial hanging mistletoe is a little easier to find. Plus, you can use it year after year. If you're looking for artificial mistletoe, the best places to check are:
Like anything else you could possibly need, artificial mistletoe is also available on Amazon. Here are some of our some of mistletoe decorations that you can get delivered to your doorstep in two days.
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