Hanging a kissing ball in a doorway is much like placing a mistletoe above an entryway. The difference is that the kissing ball is made up of interlocking evergreen branches. Often times, kissing balls support small figurines of the holy family. Hanging a mistletoe above a doorway symbolizes fertility and good fortune.
At one point, the kissing ball almost disappeared into obscurity thanks to the Puritans and their beliefs. However, the Victorians brought back the tradition and gave it the name of holiday kissing ball. The Victorians started the tradition of adding other foliage and herbs to these decorative kissing balls. The most common herbs were rosemary and lavender. These herbs were not only used for their beauty but also for their symbols of devotion and loyalty, which are two of the true meanings of the kissing ball. Get your own kissing ball today here at Jamestown Feed and Seed!