Saturday, 10 September 2011

Christmas QAL Post 6

Did you know
  • The famous Illustrated News etching in 1848, featuring the Royal Family of Victoria, Albert and their children gathered around a Christmas tree in Windsor Castle, popularized the tree throughout Victorian England and the USA..  
  • According to legend, a kindly nobleman grew despondent over the death of his beloved wife and foolishly squandered his fortune. This left his three young daughters without dowries and thus facing a life of spinsterhood.  The generous St. Nicholas, hearing of the girls' plight, set forth to help. Wishing to remain anonymous, he rode his white horse by the nobleman's house and threw three small pouches of gold coins down the chimney where they were fortuitously captured by the stockings the young women had hung by the fireplace to dry.
  • The ancient Celtics believed mistletoe to have magical healing powers and used it as an antidote for poison, infertility, and to ward of evil spirits. 


  1. I thought that mistletoe was poisonous, so not sure how the Celts used it as an antidote??

  2. Thank you for another fun Saturday. I will be sewing tomorrow,also.

  3. Thanks for these, Sue. Very interesting!

  4. Sorry I didn't join in yesterday, I woke up with a thumping headache and it never shifted all day. I checked emails a couple of times, but that's about all I did! Feeling better today, but still not really in a sewing mood. At least there's plenty of sport on the telly, rugby, cricket, grand prix, take your pick :o).

  5. Interesting info! Thanks for sharing!


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