do we use holly and berries on all of our Rolled Cotton People™?
There is much symbolism in the Holly Tree. The deep green leaves and
the bright red berries of the holly tree bring cheer and hope for
brighter days amidst winter’s cold, white drabness. The Holly leaf’s
prickly edges point to the crown of thorns worn by Jesus. The red
berries symbolize the blood Jesus shed to give new and everlasting life.
Holly trees, being evergreen, bloom against the stillness of the
ground lying dormant under a blanket of snow and themselves symbolize
At the turn of the
20th century Father Christmas (Santa Claus) wore a sprig of holly in his
hood as he brought good cheer and hope to families at Christmas Time.