Christmas Customs -
Princess Beatrice Holly and Mistletoe December Calligraphy
earlier page I looked at
how living evergreen decoration is a key element
in seasonal decoration for winter and Christmas festivities. Below I
show you a large thumbnail picture of this stunning chromolithograph of
winter holly, mistletoe, roses and calligraphy. I use this picture
below in my dining room in winter. Mistletoe set against holly,
provides contrast and adds interest in this bordered poem. The piece was
Designed by Princess Beatrice, daughter of
Queen Victoria and is from an 1881
publication. When I hang
this piece each winter it reminds me that another year has come round to the
crisp days of December and ultimately Christmas festivities.
Transcript of the poem above
Winter is here - Let us
welcome him on,
Remember Old Christmas
And when Christmas with
all his gay feasting has gone,
Why then we've the
merry New Year;
Here's a health to the
rich who will give to the poor,
Let Plenty and Mercy
And though bitter winds
blow through the white clouds of snow,
No Winter shall fall on
Today you can copy this idea using well crafted
calligraphy skills or simply use a decorative font from the computer.
Add your own border using Xmas wrapping paper decoupage or other
Page Added 20 October 2005
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