In awe of the Christmas Tree, the spiders circled round the adorned evergreen boughs to take in all they could see. When the Christmas Fairy saw the cobwebs the next morn, she. . .
You know Dasher & Dancer & Prancer & Vixen. But do you know where these yuletide traditions originated?
The Yule Log, or Bûche de Noël, is a French Christmas cake, the history of which stretches back before the medieval era. As families gathered to welcome the winter solstice, logs decorated with holly or ivy were burned to cleanse the air of the previous year’s events. The Yule log lived on, but because burning... Continue Reading →
Mulled wine originated in the 2nd century as a way to keep the Romans warm during cold winters. As the Roman empire spread across Europe, so did the popularity of mulled wine. Europeans would mix their wine with spices to promote health and avoid sickness and add herbs and flowers to make unpalatable wine taste... Continue Reading →