When we think of Christmas red, we think of a bright and rich red. The first thing that comes to my mind is the color of the poinsettia or the holly of which I already shared a few examples with you on Monday. Why is red a Christmas color? Last year I told you about the blood of Jesus which is said to be represented by holly. Then there's the red of the bishops' and noble people's clothes, a powerful and expensive red. I also told you about the apples, however, that were hung into pine trees because in winter there are hardly any apple trees available for the paradise plays that were popular in older days. Red apples in green pine trees, a color combination that is also probably very appealing due to red and green being complementary colors. In last year's post I showed you the Christmas green in creations of the JAC members, this year is time for some red. As always you can find all the submitted pictures in the original thread for the Jewelry Artisans Community Oldies but Goodies Challenge.