Ilex aquifolium to use as gift-tags or notebook decoration for Yule, Christmas, Mid-Winter. Journaling Accessories, Notebook Addiction.


Lovely Ilex Braches with Red Berries, small namecards, giftcards, notebook decoration by Paula Kuitenbrouwer. It comes as 9 of small cards. To be used as gift-cards, notebook decoration, small greeting cards, journal embellishments, etc.

There is a slight variation in print sizes, in colour and there are two different art drawings of Holly.

Ilex has a strong cultural resonance. We use it as Christmas decorations since Victorian times. During pagan times it was customary to bring holly boughs in to decorate the house. Holly was a powerful fertility symbol and protected your family against ill-fortunes.

As is said, Ilex planted near a home helps to repel poison and protect a farm or home from lightening. As much as it is used to protect against lightning outside our homes, at Yule tide, we bring Ilex in to our homes to remind us that trees are green and that the green will return after Yule when the darker days grow shorter.

Let me know whether you appreciate some vintage Christmas poststamps! Good old 'Santa' might deliver them freely to you.

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