Word of the Week: December 18, 2023

Word of the Week: a bookish meme hosted here on Mondays in which we share a word that we find entertaining, enlightening, edifying, or just plain fun to say! Share your own word on your blog, then help me grow the meme and come share it here on mine!

Ah, life. I’ve been pretty busy on the proofreading front, and blogging has sometimes gotten the short end of the stick. But I’m getting back in the swing of the memes now!

This week’s word is less about the word and more about its association with Christmas, just because I thought it was interesting.

Y’all might know, at least, that amaryllis is a pretty flower, even if you didn’t know all the botanical specifics. But did you know that it’s connected to Christmas? According to Gardening Know How, “Joseph was chosen to become the Virgin Mary’s husband after his staff sprouted amaryllis blooms.” So the legend goes, anyway. I’d never heard that before, so I thought I’d share with y’all!

Do you know of any interesting legends relating to Christmas? Share in a comment!

Got a word? Share it below! Then share the meme to help it grow.

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