Christmas Colors


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.

[illustration] Illustrated by Parry Merkley