Blue is one of the main colours we decorate with at Christmas. Green and red do make an appearance, but blue, with pops of orange, permeate the colour atmosphere here. For a long while our tree was covered with silver, white and blue ornaments. Then we began to add big, silvery blue bows into the mix. About five years ago everyone agreed that a bit of a change would be good so we added in some vibrant orange bows and bulbs.
What we have found, over the years, is that it does not matter what colours you choose, as long as there are little lights to illuminate the tree, and thus the room. Christmas decoration, to my mind, is mainly about the light: the shimmer, the glow, the radiance, the twinkle, the candlelight, the firelight. Just as we marvel every day over sunlight, starlight, moonlight, sunrises and sunsets, so too much of the splendor of Christmas is light - light - light.
Light represents warmth, welcome, home, comfort, life. Light is an invitation to enter, connect, partake. The decorations we choose simply catch and reflect the the beauty of light - light from the decor we create and light from the love we share. May this season be full of light for you.
Oh, and btw, I WILL have a blue Christmas ... without you.