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Holiday Celebrations of the World

ENGLAND
Christmas Kissing Ball



Materials Needed

Apple
Cloves
Evergreen or Mistletoe (Mistletoe is toxic, so Evergree or Christmas Pine is preferable)
Red Ribbon
String
Small Sturdy Branch


The Kissing Ball has been a long standing tradition in England and in the United States.
Kissing under the mistletoe was invented in England.  Poke a sturdy branch inside the apple vertically  at the core, the branch should be just long enough to enter halfway through the apple with a stem to hand the string and attach the ribbon.  Poke cloves through the apple and push evergreen or Christmas Pine through the apple to attach.  Attach ribbon and string and hang.  Makes a great parent take-home gift.

Optional: Hang a gift tag with the child's name from the Kissing Ball.