The holiday season is right around the corner. Before we know it, we will have Christmas decorations in every store, the sound of rustling wrapping gifts, carols being sung, recipes being shared & lots of laughter! All this is when Christmas arrives! It is a time for indulgence and sharing gingerbread, waiting for Santa to come on reindeer carrying your gifts, decorating the Christmas tree, Making a beautiful wreath to hang outside the door.
Christmas is always fun, the main reason for this is we all sung Carol’s being united and forgetting all our stress, tension and enjoying the moments.
The colors of Christmas
There are several colour which is traditionally associated with Christmas.
Most of the colors and their meaning come from the western/northern European customs when Christmas is in the middle of winter and it’s dark and cold.
Evergreen plants, like Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe have been used for thousands of years to decorate and brighten up buildings during the long dark winter. The most common use of green at Christmas is in Christmas Tree.
Red is the color of Holly berries, which is said to represent the blood of Jesus when he died on the cross. It is also the color of Bishop’s robes.
Gold is the color of the Sun and light, both are very important in the dark winter. It is a “warmer” color. Gold was also one of the present brought to the baby Jesus by one wise man.
White is often associated with purity and peace in western cultures. The snow in winter is also very white. This color is used by most churches as the color of Christmas.
The color blue is associated with Mother Mary. In medieval times blue dye and paint were more expensive than gold. So it would only be worn by royal families and very rich people. Mother Mary was often painted blue to show she was very important. Blue also represents the color of the sky and heaven.