In simpler times, food was one focal point of the Christmas season. Christmas trees were decorated with fruits, cookies, and other foods, and families would spend hours stringing popcorn and dried fruits to make festive garlands to decorate the tree.
We strung popcorn once when the kids were really young and hung it outside on the backyard trees for the birds. It was actually fun and went pretty quickly (and our dog helped with clean up), but I’m not really sure why we did this only once. Maybe we should try it again this year! Did you know that when making popcorn garlands, it is best to use day-old popcorn because fresh popcorn breaks too easily?