Red and green, but why?
Turns out, that color scheme has been associated with winter holidays for centuries.
Society has long associated Christmas with this classic color combo. We’ve accepted green and red as the most festive way to decorate cookies and homes, as long as you don’t go overboard. Yet we do so without any inkling of doubt.
It actually started centuries ago, when the colors were used to commemorate a different holiday. Ancient Celtic peoples revered red and green-colored holly plants for being evergreen and believed holly was meant to keep Earth beautiful during the dead of winter. So when they and other cultures celebrated the winter solstice, they decorated their homes with holly to bring protection and good luck to their families in the coming year.
Despite these meaningful religious traditions, there’s one person we should thank for confirming red and green as Christmas colors: Haddon Sundblom. Never heard of him? He’s the guy that Coca-Cola hired to draw a Santa Claus for the company’s ads.
I think of you in red and green
It seems that the history of how red and green came to symbolize Christmas is a lot like the holiday itself: rooted in religious tradition, modernized by commercialism, and continued by spirits of joy and good cheer:))) But now, that is reality!
Think about that when you choose Venini hourglass, the perfect gift for this Christmas whether it is red or green:)