Christmas loading... with Red

Have you ever really thought about the color RED? We all know it is the color of the Holidays and Christmas.

For Architect Frank Loyd Wright, red was the color of creation, which is why he used the red square as his signature when he signed his architectural drawings. His favorite tone was "Cherokee Red" #PPG31-02.

Red is considered to be the sacred color and along with green they universally remain the most accepted colors of Christmas. Holly berries, the red robes of church bishops, red apples on the pine trees of medieval plays were the forerunners of Rudolph's red nose and Santa's suit.

Speaking of pine trees the pine cone symbolizes fertility and growth. All its parts are there to create a new life but since it has not yet taken root, it is purely potential. 

A wreath of red pine cones looks elegant and welcoming on my front door.

-Aspa Papazaharia

 For my Christmas Tree I keep a simple palette of silver, clear glass and red ornaments like this one.

For my Christmas Tree I keep a simple palette of silver, clear glass and red ornaments like this one.