Tagged: Traditions

New Years Traditions

New Years Traditions

Say what you will about inevitably broken resolutions, a new year can be a much-needed hard restart. There is no better time to set oneself up for an imaginary better/more productive/richer/fitter future whilst attempting to exorcise bad omens/habits/spirits/obligations/people from the concluding year. And hell, isn’t it just cathartic to imagine? Beyond personal resolutions, though, the customs we use to welcome in […]

The History of Mistletoe

The History of Mistletoe

When puckering up under the mistletoe this holiday season, will you stop to think about how this strange tradition came about? The answer to that probably depends on who you’re about to kiss, but the history of this plant and its usage goes back many centuries. Mistletoe that grows in America is slightly different in […]

The Origins of Eggnog

The Origins of Eggnog

I honestly can’t remember the last time I had eggnog. It’s most certainly been more than 10 years, and in no way am I ready to break that streak. But recently around the offices here, we’ve been asking ourselves where in the world this stuff came from and why is it so rooted into holiday […]