Friday, December 14, 2012
Reds, Greens, and Golds
We love the traditional colors of Christmas: reds, greens, and golds! Do you know where these colors originated?
When the church began to celebrate Christ's birth on December 25th, many Christians who have adorned their homes with wreaths of holly for the winter solstice, just left the wreaths to decorate their homes for Christmas as well. Thus, the color green and wreaths of holly became associated with the birth of Christ.
If green represents the birth of Christ, red represents the blood of Christ and his death. People at this time also took to adding red berries on their green wreaths of holly. This made the wreaths more eye catching.
Since decorating pine trees with red apples and hanging wreaths of holly with red berries became a Christian tradition, another was added to give even more significance to this tradition. Gold was the additional color, and it represents the gift of gold from one of the Three Kings. It also signifies the gift of eternal life.
It's not too late to create a traditional elegance to your home this Christmas! Stop by The Square Cupboard to browse our selection of reds, greens, and golds.
How special to give the gift of a traditional Christmas ornament this year. Write a note explaining the significance of the colored ornament. Share the Christmas heritage with others!
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