Legend of the Bird's Nest

Posted on October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

          "Bird nests are symbols of home; they represent the love, commitment, and effort it takes to build a happy home. Bird nests are also good-luck symbols. Legend has it that prosperity will come to any home that finds a bird's nest nestled among the branches of the family Christmas tree." - Inge-Glas
          This legend is one that has been traced back to Iceland, Sweden, and Germany. The many varied versions of the legend include in that prosperity: health, happiness, friendship, and good luck. Nests it turns out are not where birds sleep (roost) - they are for keeping eggs and chicks in place. They are a home for new life. Audubon Magazine has a wonderful article, Small Miracles: The Wonder of Birds' Nests, with a delightful gallery of photographs of Birds' Nests by Sharon Beals.
The bird's nest is a charming tradition to add to your celebrations. A bird nest, a bird sitting on its nest, or a simple bird are the most natural of all ornaments to place in or on the tip of a branch on your tree. Birds are the number one figural Christmas ornament. Inge-Glas presents a full complement of bird ornaments, to include a number of delightful "bird's nest" ornaments. 
Nestled Beauty
Hetty on Her Nest

Robin on Her Nest

Add the Legend of the Bird's Nest to your Christmas traditions.

You may also enjoy our Inge-Glas Pinterest Board. 

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