The Meaning of Christmas Colors
December 4, 2021 8:00:00 AM PST December 4, 2021 8:00:00 AM PSTth, December 4, 2021 8:00:00 AM PST
Silver and gold, silver and gold; mean so much more when I see silver and gold decorations on ev’ry Christmas tree
-Johnny Marks, Songwriter
What are the colors traditionally associated with Christmas? Red and Green are quite popular; so are Silver, Gold, White and Blue. Why do we have them and what do the colors represent?
A Long Winter’s Night
Christmas colors and their meanings are passed down from the customs of Western and Northern Europe, where Christmas takes place in the cold, dark winter season. For instance, Europeans would tell Bible stories or stage Paradise plays, often on Christmas Eve. A pine tree with “ornaments” of red apples would stand in for the Paradise tree in the Garden of Eden. Roman citizens would exchange evergreen branches in January as a sign of good luck. The ancient Egyptians would decorate with palm branches during mid-winter festivals. These traditions have influenced the color palate of our modern holiday season. Here’s more:
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