Who’s ready for a smooch under the Mistletoe? We have the perfect illustration ready for you to print out and plant onto any surface you like, a handmade card, or perhaps directly over your forehead... plus a directive to “Stand Here” to be sure your intended kissee gets the message.
The mistletoe is still hung up in farm-houses and kitchens at Christmas, and the young men have the privilege of kissing the girls under it, plucking each time a berry from the bush. When the berries are all plucked, the privilege ceases.
—Washington Irving, “Christmas Eve,”
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (1820)
Well! Whether it’s the old-school young men “having the privilege of kissing the girls” or it’s the more current women-take-charge attitude, in the spirit of giving a Christmas kiss, our newest digital stamp set is called, “Stand Here.”
I have to confess that as much as I love to draw Mistletoe (it is included in several of my holiday drawings, and the new Fully Stocked clear stamp set has stocking trimmed with it, plus a tiny posey of the stuff!), I have not actually had the opportunity to hang it in my home, and I don’t know that it grows wild near St. Louis.
But in seeking out inspiration, I came across a blog that could provide all of us much Mistletoe merriment and plant-loving entertainment. Jonathan’s Mistletoe Diary is the creation of Jonathan Briggs of Glouchester, England, and it seems to be the epicenter of all things Mistletoe! In his latest post, he visits a Mistletoe auction, where growers from all over England bring giant bales of berry-laden plants to be scooped up by folks ready to spruce up for the holidays. Here’s a beautiful sample of his photography:
|Source: Jonathan’s Mistletoe Diary, Mistletoe Matters|
Today we have a number of magnificently merry cards made with my Mistletoe digital download, Stand Here. Won’t you come along to see what our talented designers have made for today’s digi introduction? I wish I could pay a visit to each of their houses and give them a smooch on the cheek to say thanks. Take it away, ladies!
And thank YOU so much for stopping by today to see our newest digital download — and remember, you can shop for our digis now, and be coloring them within a few minutes. Enjoy!