What colours are associated with Christmas? In the first of two festive blogs, we take a look at some of the colours we traditionally associate with Christmas.
Most people, particularly in western Europe, think of red, green and gold. Whilst some attribute the popularity of these colours to the Victorians, the colours have a symbolic meaning which goes back through the centuries. Although the Victorians embraced Christmas and introduced a number of the traditions we still see today, the significance of the colours goes back through history to the Middle Ages and possibly earlier.
By SDC member Adam Pursell
Held at SDC’s Perkin House Head Office in Bradford, Dr Mike Bartle gave the third lecture under the ‘Mike Crabtree Memorial’ banner. It’s maybe worth noting, that SDC’s North of England regional committee made the decision that the Mike Crabtree lecture was to be one that focused on historical events.
We first met Matthew Lenehan at Belfast Metropolitan College when he took part in their in-house competition, using the SDC International Design Competition brief, and where he was announced as the winner. Matthew went on to enter the Irish heat of the SDC International Design Competition. On both occasions the judges were impressed with the standard of his work. We asked him to tell us about his SDC journey so far.