I always prefer to dry herbs and plants myself. The quality and freshness of freshly-harvested and self-garbled plants is obviously superior... but it's more than that - I love when plants dry and they still look like plants. So often the bulk herbs on herb store shelves look like #thesubstanceformerlyknownasaplant. Plants are alive! They are cute, fun, sexy, illustrious, quirky, they have soooo much character. They are so unique, and they love to look unique in themselves- this allows their spirit to shine through! I will dry this mistletoe bundle exactly as it came to me- and who knows, maybe I will get a holiday kiss first! :-) Happy Holidays everyone.