Sunday, December 15, 2013

Day 15: Gold

Gold is the fourth color of Christmas, after red, green, and white (in my opinion). Blue (except in certain shades/amounts), pink, purple - they have little to no place on a Christmas tree. And I will say there's an exception to white - I really can't stand those artificial white trees. Instead of Christmas, they scream commercialism and fake at me. (I have nothing against artificial green trees. I actually prefer them - that's the Scrooge in me, I guess.)

We had a choice, a few years back, of a silver angel for our tree or a gold trimmed one. I've always been more of a silver girl for personal choice, and was leaning for it, but Dave wanted the gold. So we brought the angel home, put it up on our tree - and I wasn't one bit sorry. Although our tree isn't quite big enough for such a large angel, I feel like it makes the tree, becomes a focal point of our living space. I'm not big on decorating - I just don't have that gene - so I need all the help I can get, especially when it comes to Christmas, which is probably the one time of the year when it's acceptable to have every square inch of your house covered in knickknacks and garlands.  Somehow, that angel makes the place look more decorated than it is.

Gold is one of the three gifts the Wise Men brought to Jesus. Gold is regal. Gold is old, cherished friends. Gold is precious.

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