Red: The redness of a newborn's skin will eventually lead to the red blood that Jesus shed on the cross, blood that set believers free.
Green: Most trees in the Midwest are brown and dead-looking right now, but evergreen Christmas trees are still a vibrant green. It's the color of new growth, a color that shows us that during the season we remember our savior's birth and the opportunities we have to grow in our faith.
Yellow: The star above the inn where Jesus was born twinkled yellow in a brilliant night sky.
Purple: The color of royalty, purple reminds us that Jesus was born in inauspicious circumstances but was still the most royal of all royals ever born.
Blue: During the winter months, the sky remains gray and cloudy much of the time. However, when the clouds blow away, a brilliant blue sky opens like a mirror of the oceans. Sky and water, vast areas like the freedom of choice that we are given by God.
Gold: Expensive and meaningful gifts - gold, frankincense and myrrh - were brought to Jesus on his birthday.
Pink: A color that is normally associated with women reminds us of the young woman who traveled, pregnant and ready to give birth at any moment, with a man she was not yet married to to give birth to the savior of the universe.
Colors are more than just beautiful; if you start to contemplate them, there might be more meaning that you realize.