FOTD July 25th * Holly

Today I ‘am celebrating Christmas in July !

With July 25th the 6 month point in the count down to Christmas : Every year family and friends stop by and cut off branches the decorate for the holiday and the rest of the year the birds love to nest in the tree. Lisa

History/Lore

The American holly tree has been popular since the beginning of American history, having served the Native Americans with wood for many different applications and berries that were used for buttons and barter. It was said to be a favorite of George Washington, and more than a dozen hollies he planted are still evident today. It is also widely known as the basic raw material for Christmas wreaths. The first scientific observation of the American Holly tree was recorded in 1744.

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