Monday, 2 July 2018

Christmas in July 2018 day 2 / Noël en juillet 2018 jour 2

CIJ day 2 / jour 2

Why do you think red and green are the Christmas colors?

My thoughts:
Green = greenery = tree
Red = Santa suit = Coke Santa

The real reason (taken from the Internet):  It comes from European traditions and customs – when Christmas is in the middle of winter and it’s dark and gray.
Green = Holly, Ivy and mistletoe – we decorate to brighten up, to remind us that spring is coming.
Red = Red apple of the Paradise tree in the Garden of Eden.  There used to be plays performed on Christmas Eve and the Paradise tree and apples were featured.


  1. Interesting - I've never heard of the red apple connection to the red of Christmas.

  2. I did not know that about red. Is it too late to do Christmas in July? I can catch up :D

  3. That's interesting... I never thought of where the Red/Green came from. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Interesting. I have red apple ornaments on my tree and never knew why. I just liked the red color.

  5. Didn't know that about the colors. I'd of thought green for the Christmas tree as well.