Traditional Christmas Colors

It’s been a year of changes, no doubt! And still in flux is the way we will celebrate our holidays--gathering with loved ones is something we all long to do if we’re able. In the midst of difficulties, we certainly (as the song says) “need a little Christmas”!

We hear a lot about new traditions these days, but in the midst of so many changes already this year, there’s something rather comforting about old fashioned traditions, like--a red and green Christmas palette! 

Fir trees and wreaths, Santa and his reindeer, snowmen, we love it all! The more whimsical, the more magical. If it’s red, green, white--and especially if it’s frosted with sparkling snow--we’re all about it! 

One good thing about red and green: it’s still a standard and the elements are found everywhere.  Whether you’re incorporating items bought on clearance in January, or getting a fresh start with a new scheme this year, you can always pick up red and green items. A happy little green-clad elf with peppermint stripe stockings or a cheery North Pole sign, a red vintage truck with a green pine tree or a pom pom garland, the sweetness and charm of these colorful traditional pieces bring out the child in all of us. 

 

Letters to Santa in a red mailbox. Tales of a playful live snowman or a brave toy soldier--what a joy to share happy childhood memories with another generation. Decorations in traditional Christmas colors seem to invite these opportunities.

And of course, thoughts of the holidays bring to mind aromatic smells from the kitchen.  But even if you don’t bake fresh gingerbread creations, you can always light a scented candle and display your faux gingerbread family, all dressed in their red and green finery.  Set out your snacks on fun red and green tableware.

Even a slim fir tree can take on an extravagant air with red, green and white to-the-max decorations. Have you discovered--or re-discovered--the joys of traditional holiday colors?