Who rules your household?

The old wives tale has it that when holly is brought into the house, if the prickly leaved variety comes in before the smooth leaved, then the man will rule the household in the coming twelve months, but if the smooth leaved holly is brought in first, the woman will rule. Curiously, female holly trees can have prickly leaves and male trees can have smooth ones.
To ensure harmony, it is probably a good idea to bring them in together!


2 thoughts on “Who rules your household?

  1. Hi Judith, this is great, something I didn’t know. I shall tell this to my dad and step-dad who will be coming over for Xmas day, all these little snippets of information will hopefully stop them both from falling asleep after their turkey dinner! x

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