The countdown is underway for Christmas. It’s ten days filled with parties, gift wrapping, cooking and kissing. Whoa! What was the last one? Yup. Kissing. There are all types of smooching. There’s the air kiss, the pucker planting, the kiss blowing, the hand kissing, the cheek pecking and the blissful buss to name a few.
But this indoor/outdoor activity can be enhanced with a little inspiring decoration like mistletoe. While the greenery may be considered a parasitic plant to a tree, it is the seasonal good luck charm for a lucky locking of the lips.
And if you don’t want to haul out the extension ladder and perhaps break a bone or two by cutting some greenery out of the trees, 12-year-olds Stella Wrubel, Quinn Graves, Isabella Dickason, Trevor Godkin and their MistleCrew have it all under control.
Starting Friday, their Jingle Bell Mistletoe will be back in operation for a fifth year selling mistletoe with the hope of raising $60,000 for the North Texas Food Bank to feed 180,000 children in North Texas. Just last year, Stella and Quinn were awarded the North Texas Food Bank’s Golden Fork for their seasonal project.
Here is the schedule for the pop-up plant stations:
- Highland Park Village
- Friday, December 15: 2 to 5 p.m.
- Saturday, December 16: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Sunday, December 17: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Monday, December 18: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Dallas Farmers Market on Saturday, December 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
* Photo provided by Jingle Bell Mistletoe