It’s the most wonderful time of the year – MISTLETOE TIME! We’re bundling it up for friends and neighbors this year and I’ve made a free printable tag so that you can give it too!
My mom always pointed mistletoe out to me as a kid. And I was fascinated by it. What is this magical leafy-ness that makes people kiss? I imagined SO MUCH KISSING! She would buy little dried up bits of it at the hardware store where we bought our Christmas tree and hang it up over a doorway. There was not nearly as much kissing as *I* thought there should be.
Now that I have kids who’re fascinated by mistletoe magic and kissing, I’m decorating with it too. It’s easy to find where we live, though usually harder to get to, but this year I found it growing low in trees and I didn’t even have to climb a ladder. Score!
After I hung this up yesterday there was much jumping and clapping and squealing on the part of my 6yo. My 9yo was less expressive but still excited in that “I’m starting to be too tween-y for clapping and squealing but when my friend comes over this will be the first thing I show them, even before my new Pokemon cards” kind of way.
If there’s no mistletoe where you are, or you don’t want to climb ladders to get it, I found it here (affiliate). If you know where else you can find it out in the world, I’d love to hear it! Farmer’s markets? Can you still get it at hardware stores?
- Sparkle Mod Podge (affiliate)
- Chapstick. Because SO MUCH KISSING.*
- Download and print the file here. It’s formatted 4 to a Letter or A4 sheet. Be sure to download the file and then open it to print, because if you open it in your browser it’ll print strangely. Trust me on this. The file includes a blank spot to add your own name – after downloading the file you can open it in PicMonkey (affiliate, but it’s free!) and add the name OR you can just sign it with a marker.
- Print the reverse side if you like- I included a candy cane stripe print on the second page so that you can make the back side of the tag cute, too!
- Brush a thin coat of Sparkle Mod Podge onto both sides.
- Cut the tags apart.
- Cut or punch a hole and tie them onto bundles of mistletoe with ribbon – and give away kisses! But not slobbery ones, please.*
*It’s cold and flu season, you know.