Have you ever wondered why we use red and green for Christmas?
Honestly, I never questioned why red and green are symbolic of Christmas. This combination of colors is so deeply associated with Christmas that we hardly ever question the origins of the ‘colors of Christmas’.
I’m not a Christian, but celebrate Christmas as a special day of being with family and friends, and gifting my beloved ones presents carefully wrapped in brown paper packaging tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things….. LOL! Actually I love using colorful wrapping paper, makes the present look even more endearing! =D
This is a summary of what I found to be the reasons red and green are used as the official colors of Christmas.
GREEN represents hope given to mankind through the sacrifices of Christ, and the evergreen trees that we use as Christmas trees represent everlasting life.
RED represents the blood of Christ, shed for all humans in order that they might be saved.
Whenever people put together an apparel ensemble of red and green, they’ll receive remarks such as “Celebrating Christmas already huh?” Bet you must’ve said that about some person at least once in your life! Heh heh.
Okie! Now that we know the origins of Christmas colors, here’s an eye makeup tutorial using red and green.