The evergreen kissing ball is a charming romantic tradition harking back to 18th-century England. As the custom goes, whenever a young lady standing beneath the ball received a kiss, she removed a berry, until all the berries (and kisses) were gone. Our hand-made sphere of fresh holly with noble fir, incense cedar and natural red berries is hand assembled using French floral wire and a 6" hanging ribbon. It's a festive touch for suspending in a doorway or from a chandelier. 8" diam. Made in USA. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.