- Holidays and Celebrations
The Christmas Cardinal
Beautiful Christmas Cardinal
There is a reason to decorate with the Christmas Cardinal
The Christmas Cardinal has a very special significance and that is the reason that you can find so many ornaments, decorations and gifts.
It is said that the Christmas Cardinal became known as the Christmas Bird because of the brilliant red color in the male species. I have heard that hanging a red cardinal in your Christmas Tree would bring good luck to you and your family throughout the coming year. I also remember reading that the Christmas Cardinal is a symbol of hope and that the bright red color symbolizes the blood that Christ shed for our sins. The Legend of The Red Christmas Cardinal is that it's brilliant red color is a reminder for us to focus on our faith. All I know for sure is that the Red Christmas Cardinal looks beautiful on my Christmas Tree.
Our Stepmother used to decorate her tree in nothing but clear lights and cardinals. She had handmade many of the Christmas Cardinals and then some were special gifts that she had treasured over the years. She always said that the Cardinal would bring peace and joy into your home if you had one on your tree. I sure don't want to take any chances so I have several cardinals on my Christmas Tree. In fact, after Christmas I continue to use my cardinals but placing them in planters on the porch. Why not?
I have selected some of my favorite Christmas Cardinal Ornaments, Cards and Gifts to feature on this page and I hope you will find one that you would like to purchase for a gift or for your very own tree.
Photo Credit: Photo of the Christmas Cardinal that adorned our Poinsettia Arrangement by Florist Karen Link - photo by Ohme aka Nancy Hellams
Cardinal Christmas Ornaments
Hand Painted Blown Glass Ornament
This ornament comes packaged in a beautiful keepsake case which would make it extra special as a gift for a loved one. This beautiful bell ornament is hand painted with cardinals and greenery. This is mouth blown glass which has been hand painted on the reverse. It is hard to even imagine how this was done.
Kissing Cardinal Ornament with Mistletoe
Beautiful Cardinal Ornament on a crystal prism with mistletoe. I think I would be tempted to leave this one out all year hanging in a window.
This ornament has everything - crystal prism, green mistletoe and a beautiful red cardinal to bring good luck to your home. I would love to have this Christmas Bird ornament on my Christmas Tree.
Birds for Your Christmas Tree
My mother always had birds for our Christmas Tree and my step mother did, too, so it isn't anything new and is very meaningful. I remember my mom saying to make sure that all the birds are facing the door or windows so they can fly out if they want. I still do that and always laugh at myself when I remember my mom saying that. Well, you just never know, do you?
Christmas Cardinal Ornament on Branch with Acorns
This bright red ornament is made of resin and tin. It is a beautiful ornament and I think this would make a very meaningful gift, don't you?
It's amazing what the addition of a cardinal can do for your Christmas Tree. Try it! The Christmas Cardinal is also known as the Christmas Bird.
Hallmark Christmas Cardinal Ornament
Add this elegant touch to your Christmas Tree this year! This collectible ornament looks so peaceful and would enhance any tree. I have never collected Hallmark ornaments but this one makes me want to start. It would be fun to have a nice collection to hand down to the next generation.
More than One Cardinal on your Tree?
A visitor commented that she had several cardinals on her Christmas Tree. I wondered if you would have more good luck, the more cardinals you have. Hmmmm. I may have to have a tree with just cardinals like my step mother did.
Baldwin Red Bird Ornament
Baldwin - the name says it all This Christmas Bird is beautifully crafted. The bright red on this ornament really stands out and would look gorgeous on my Christmas Tree and yours. Wouldn't this make a lovely gift for a special friend or family member?
Cardinal Ornament by Jim Shore
A keepsake and a treasure! Jim Shore Ornaments are beautiful. Jim Shore just can't be beat when it comes to special Christmas Ornaments and this one is no exception. A great keepsake.
Which Cardinal Christmas Ornament is your favorite? - Please take part in this poll and let me know what you think.
Which Cardinal Christmas Ornament do you like the best?
I spotted Christmas Cardinals in Pendleton Businesses while Shopping and Dining Locally - This tree is at The Mercantile
This Tree is in Liberty Hall Inn Bed and Breakfast - and Brandini's Cuisine in Pendleton SC
Cardinals at Brandini's
I love to see what decorations they have up for the holidays. I love that they seem to use a lot of natural looking decorations.
Brandini's Cuisine has delicious meals and it is a great place to meet your friends for special occasions.
Christmas Cardinals along the stair rail - at Liberty Hall Inn
Beautiful lighted garland with cardinals going up the stairway at Liberty Hall Inn Bed and Breakfast in Pendleton, SC.
Christmas at Doc Hellams' office - James W. Hellams, M.D. LLC 864-934-5883
Our Little Tree
I used to put this little tree in my office at home but decided to put it up at my husband's office and we certainly have enjoyed it. I call it my Nature Tree because it is filled with birds, birdhouses, bird feeders and other animals even a Groundhog.
I did a tribute page for my husband, Doc Hellams. We closed the office at the end of December, 2013 so probably won't put our little tree up again. Maybe I will use it at home. We have always had a huge live tree but another little one will be nice.
How to make a Cardinal Christmas Card - Using a Stamping Press
The recipient might even want to make your card an ornament
I have never used a stamping press but it sure looks like fun.
How to fold an Origami Cardinal - A fun family activity
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Thank you visiting. I would love to hear about your Christmas Tree. Do you put any birds on your tree?