In just a few weeks I’ll be celebrating another birthday. My birthday is in January and my birthstone is the garnet. Garnets have been adorning jewelry in one way or another since the Bronze age. The word garnet comes from the fourteenth century Middle English word, gernet, which means, dark red.Each year, prior to the holiday season, I decide what my Christmas color scheme will be. When you’ve been decorating for as many years as I have, you have a considerable number of color schemes to choose from. Last year I decorated our home in silver and baby blue, similar to Hanukah colors. Some years I go traditional and use red and green. This year, I decided to use my birthstone color, the garnet, in deep dark red.
Accenting my white Christmas Tree with garnet colored bulbs and beads, gives my living room a festive flair. The garnet red poinsettia plants are placed strategically throughout my home. A pop of red here there and everywhere really ties in the garnet Christmas theme.
Giving homage to my garnet birthstone throughout my house with my Christmas decorations is a real treat for me. Dark red is in such an abundance during Christmas, it’s really quite easy to do. Have you ever decorated a birthstone Christmas Tree? What’s your birthstone and color? Would it look nice on your Christmas Tree?