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24/10/2018

"Christmas red" - Kaksi kuukautta!





In the Finnish language, we have a colour called "joulunpunainen". In Swedish, there's "julröd" and in German "weihnachtsrot". I'm not quite certain if "Christmas red" exists but it must be a lovely shade of red. :)

According to Wikipedia, the traditional colours of Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Jesus, which was shed in his crucifixion, while green symbolizes eternal life, and in particular the evergreen tree, which does not lose its leaves in the winter, and gold is the first colour associated with Christmas, as one of the three gifts of the Magi, symbolizing royalty. Father Christmas/Santa Claus traditionally wears red, because the original Saint Nicholas was a bishop of the Greek Christian church in the 4th century and bishops then dressed in red.

To my evergrowing book shopping list are added at least these books:
Collins, Ace. Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas. Zondervan.
Bowler, Gerry. The World Encyclopedia of Christmas. Random House LLC.




Jaahah, jouluaattoon on kaksi kuukautta. Nyt tekee mieli punaista!  

Perinteisiin joulun väreihin kuuluvat vihreä, kulta, valkoinen ja hopea, mutta upeita koristeluvärejä ovat myös sininen, violetti, kupari... ja jopa musta. :)
















Postauksen toiseksi ylimmässä kuvassa oleva syntymäpäiväkalenteri sekä tonttutarrat ovat Minna Immosen taiteilemia (tämäkään ei ole sponsoroitu postaus). Allaolevia jouluaskartelulaatikosta löytyneitä ihania numerotarroja käytän ensi vuoden kalenterin tuunailuun.




My next year's planner/organizer/diary will look better than ever, well, at least December will look fabulous with these stickers.




Ihanaa päivää!

Have a lovely day!






44 kommenttia:

  1. As always, Sara, a great post with delicately presented pictures and an informative narrative. These interpretative names for colour are very pleasing indeed, especially when they reflect this kind of historical and symbolic significance. It reminds me, in a different way of course, that the Inuit people have over twenty terms for snow, and I suspect that the Laplanders in your part of the world are equally eloquent.

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thank you, David! This topic (colours and their significance) would deserve a much deeper examination.
      As would the number of terms for snow in languages spoken in a northern climate... The first link in English that I found: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/finnish-words-snow-sarah-bonanno-wolde - even my Finnish readers could find this interesting. :)

      Poista
  2. I'm fairly certain that there is no term for "Christmas red" in English - though you may have started something. The colour "orange" also had no term until oranges began to come into England - that's why we speak of "red-haired", Robin Redbreasts, and red foxes in English. I also read somewhere that the ancient shamans favoured red and white and were supposed to have the power of flight and enter houses by way of the chimney, they may also have some influence of the story of Father Christmas. I love the way you've used all those predominantly red images leading up to the final sunset.

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thank you very much for your interesting comment, John!
      When I was a child I found puzzling that our cat was described as "red". :) The wisdom, beliefs and practices of the ancient shamans (and their impact on our culture) is one of the many, many subject matters one would like to know better.

      Poista
  3. Nyt kyllä herätit uinumassa olleen joulukaipuun kuvillasi.
    Aivan ihanan värinen neule tulossa.....mitkä upeat ja lämpimät värit.
    Mukavaa viikon jatkoa.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Kiitos, Kruunu Vuokko!
      Lisää kuvia sukista myöhemmin.
      Mukavaa marraskuuta!

      Poista
  4. Such a beautiful color! Christmas and the long winter are very near.

    VastaaPoista
  5. There may not be an official "Christmas Red" in the English language, but I've heard it used to describe a colour. I enjoyed reading about the significance of Christmas colours in the Christian Church. There is such richness in traditions.

    VastaaPoista
  6. I love the color of red. Yes Christmas is not that far away and we will be seeing a lot of red decorations. Enjoy this post. Have a blessed day. Madeline

    VastaaPoista
  7. Hej Sara!

    Se där, nu fick jag lära mig något nytt om julröd, har nog aldrig tänkt igenom varför den röda färgen är så viktig till julen. Tankarna har snarare lutat åt att vi behöver något med färg att lysa upp i vintermörkret och den färglösa naturen under vinterhalvåret.

    Två månader går snabbt och då är vi redan på väg till ljusare tider.
    Kram!

    VastaaPoista
  8. Ihanaa, kuinka joulurakkaus roihahtelee jossain muuallakin <3 Itse olen kausijuhlija, jonka juhlalistalla komeilee juuri nyt syksy ja joulu. Kaikenlaista on tullut tehtyä lähestyvän juhlan eteen.

    VastaaPoista
  9. Jippii! jouluun ei ole enää pitkälti;-)

    VastaaPoista
  10. Enpä olekaan aiemmin miettinyt, mistä perinteiset joulun värit tulevat. Kiitos sinun, nyt tiedän. Joulun ehdoton väri on punainen, mutta myös vihreä piristää, kun on tienoo valkoinen - tai näinä ilmastonmuutosaikoina oikeastaan useammin harmaa. ;) Kultaa vähän vierastan joulukoristelussa.

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Kiitos paljon kommenteistanne, Gunilla, Titta, Anne ja Puutarhamyyrä!
      Koetan löytää jonkin lähteen, jossa joulun värien historiasta ja merkityksestä kerrottaisiin sekä laajemmin että syvemmin. :) Ihanan kiinnostava aihe!

      Poista
  11. Ciao Sara, I have a collection of stickers too, to be used when inspiration strikes...
    Buon divertimento!
    xoxo

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Looking very much forward to a post about your stickers! :)
      Baci ed abbracci!

      Poista
  12. (There's a fantastic photo of a Long-Tailed Tit on the latest post on Roy's Nature Logbook, which you can access through the sidebar on my blog).

    VastaaPoista
  13. You start with the preparations. Beautiful red ones, Sara. We also decorate with reds at Christmas. It will be that the The genial photos. The first and the last are spectacular.
    Te deseo buena noche.
    Besos.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you very much, dear Laura!
      Te envío besos y abrazos.

      Poista
  14. I love all of your reds,I love Christmas too!Great inspiration here!But at this moment I hope I get better soon because I've got a cold!Hugs,dear Sara!

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thank you very much, dear Maristella!
      I hope you have fully recovered by now. Big hugs!

      Poista
  15. Laskin juuri noita päiviä jouluun ja hämmästyin. Totta se on, parikymmentä päivää. Minun jouluintoni nousee vasta joulukuussa, mutta ihastuttavia kuvia on nautinto katsella! Todella joulunpunainen veden kimallus! Tunnelmallisia hetkiä joulun väreissä!

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Kiitos paljon, Pirkko!
      Joulu lähenee niin kovaa vauhtia, että pitääkin hyvin pian jatkaa neulomista. :)
      Rauhaisaa Pyhäinpäivän iltaa!

      Poista
  16. It seems perfect that you should be thinking about Christmas, given your colder weather. Our heat and humidity is rising rapidly and I am loathe to think of Christmas as a result. Such lovely images Sara and such a spectacular sunset.

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thank you, Helen!
      Not only the cold weather but also the darkness, they just call for candles, sparkle and a little bit of magic. :)

      Poista
  17. Ciao Sara bellissimo il tuo post :).... il rosso è il mio colore preferito
    buon fine settimana

    VastaaPoista
  18. I never thought about why Christmas is associated with red, thanks for the post.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you for your comment, Jason! The topic is interesting and would definitely deserve a closer look.

      Poista
  19. Huh, tosiaan jouluun on vain kaksi kuukautta, tai tänään jopa vähemmän. Pitkän ja lämpimän syksyn ansiosta en ole ehtinyt miettimään joulua vielä lainkaan. Mutta ihanaa, että siellä ollaan jo joulutunnelmissa :)

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Tänään vain kuukausi ja kolme viikkoa! :D
      Tunnelmallista marraskuuta, Piparminttu!

      Poista
  20. I see you started your new knitting, is that a hat or a scarf, Sara? Lovely pattern, is it jacquard style style? The red yarn is really Christmas one.

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thank you, Nadezda! I'm making socks with a (little bit modified) Fair Isle motif. I will post more photos when the project has been finished. :)

      Poista
  21. Red is such a warming colour.
    I loved seeing all of your reds in your photographs.
    Christmas is only about 57 days away!

    All the best Jan

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you very much, Jan!
      Red is a beautiful colour. I have always loved your team's perky profile image. :)
      xxx

      Poista
  22. It's such a delight to see your pictures, Sara. It looks like you are already getting into the Christmas spirit. I've always loved the color Red, and it is a must to have in my home at Christmas time. Such pretty red leaves of Autumn.

    ~Sheri

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thank you, Sara, for the sweet comment about our blog. Yes, I love red, and my kitchen used to be in red, which I really miss. Can't wait to see all your wonderful Christmas photos. : )

      Poista


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