Christmas Colors

By Solveig Paulson Russell

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    Red for the holly berries,

    And white for the mistletoe,

    Green for the pines and fir trees,

    Orange for the candles’ glow.

    Gold for the gleam of angels

    And for the stars’ bright light,

    Silver for wise men’s trappings

    That twinkled in starry light.

    Blue for Mary’s mantle,

    Yellow for clean fresh hay

    That filled the stone-hewn manger

    Where Baby Jesus lay.

    Illustrated by Parry Merkley