Mistletoe became a popular Christmas decoration back in the 18th century as it was thought to contain special powers! Traditionally it is said that the mistletoe must never touch the ground between being picked in the garden and hung in the home and it should be the last greenery removed from the house after the festive season.

Apparently, if mistletoe is hung correctly, it will protect your home and encourage love which is where the whole obligation to kiss the person you meet under the mistletoe. After each kiss a berry should be plucked from the branch of mistletoe, when all the berries are gone, the kisses must cease so it’s advised to get in quick if you can!