The Christmas season in the Philippines is near when you hear Christmas songs played in malls, radio, and on television. Listening to those melodies will make you think of the presents you must prepare. Christmas atmosphere can also be felt with the colors seen around us. Here are some popular Christmas colors you can add to your home to make it look festive and cheerful.
Refreshing color green
Green is the color of life and mystery. During winter, all other plants die, except for holly bushes and fir trees, as they remain evergreen. These two plants survive even the harsh conditions of the season. Romans, during those times, would weave holly wreaths and hang them on their doors and wall. The wreaths signify the desire to see the rebirth of the sun and the return of summer. As such, green is associated with life. The color is also associated with nature and can give a refreshing and rejuvenating feeling.
In contrast with the green, red represents blood and death. This is one of the reasons why people started adding red berries to their green holly wreaths. Aside from the attractive appearance of the wreaths, the colors represent the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In addition, red symbolizes Christ’s teachings of unconditional love. If you are also wondering why Santa wears red? It is the color of the robes of bishops as well as what St. Nicholas wore.
Gold is the color of the sun and light. It is also the color of extravagance, wealth, riches, and excess. It is also one of the presents brought by one of the three wise men to the infant Jesus. It is also the color of the star that the three wise men followed. In addition, gold represents the gift of eternal life as promised by Christ.
Blue as the sky
During medieval times, blue dye is more expensive than gold. This is why blue-colored garments are used only by royal and wealthy families. This color is also associated with Mother Mary, which is why many images and statues of her have the color on her robe. This is also considered one of the cool colors that create a relaxing and calming vibe to the interior.
Pure as white
White is the color of purity. This is why the color is associated with Jesus Christ. He brought us to light in the dark and saved us from our sins. He is spotless, sinless, and pure. White is also important to churches during Christmas around the globe.
Royalty with purple
Purple is the primary color of the Advent season. It represents fasting and repentance, and the altars of churches around the globe are covered with purple cloth. It is also royalty’s color, and the Advent Wreath’s first candle is purple.
This color is used during the third Sunday of Advent. It represents love and joy and the shift from repentance to joyous celebration.