â€¦Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping on your nose...
So goes the start of the The Christmas Song, describing the signs that Christmas is definitely in the air and the festive and loving mood that goes with it.
While Christmas means different things for different people, it will always have the same symbols and signs.Â Most of us associate Christmas with family, love, happiness, gifts and sharing.Â Christmas is a universal celebration, one recognized the world over.Â As such, it has its attendant symbols, signs and representations.
One of the many signs of Christmas is its colors.Â While lively and happy colors are used in any Christmas seen, green and red seem to dominate around this season.
Red is the color of December.Â It connotes happiness, love and excitement.Â In many religions, red is the color for blood, fire and charity, making it a perfect color for the season of giving.
Is it any wonder why it is the color of Santa Claus and traditional Christmas stockings?
While green is a symbol for youth, hope and nature.Â It is the color of life.Â It speaks of growth and redemption, and being able to hope and be happy even with all the adversity surrounding you.Â Christmas would never be complete without the green Christmas tree, Christmas ornaments or the green wreaths.Â Even Christmas cards come alive with the color green!
In recent years, white and gold have gained favor as Christmas colors, either in addition to or in lieu of, green and red.
White symbolizes the snow that is present in many Christmas themes.Â It also symbolizes joy, purity and glory.Â Gold on the other hand, stands for radiance and makes a befitting color for tinsel, candles, lights, and Christmas ornaments like this Nutcracker Personalized Christmas Stocking Holder.
The thing is, you do not really have to stick to just one Christmas color.Â Because these are basically great bright colors, you can easily mix and match them to come up with wondrous decorations for the holidays.Â Just check this woolen Christmas stocking to see how these all come together.