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Here's what it means if you see a bird's nest on a Christmas tree

Rebelander Basilan
Dec 21, 2018
11:27 P.M.

A bird’s nest on a Christmas tree is not just an ornament, but one with deep symbolism.

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A nesting bird ornament has a history of good fortune, according to My Growing Traditions.

“Bird nests are symbols of home,” the website quotes German company Inge Glas as saying in a 2005 ornament description.

"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."

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A SYMBOL OF HOME

Online shop Bronner’s also stated: “A bird nest is a symbol of the home. It reminds us that we strive to make our home a place where family members grow and prosper. Considered a good luck symbol, the bird nest represents all the love and warmth, enthusiasm and commitment required in creating the happiest of homes.”

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The symbolism behind a bird’s nest is “an old German folk legend,” according to Director of the Floral Design Institute Leanne Kesler.

Ingle Glas, according to Country Living, confirmed that “birds are a tradition with German/European roots.”

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Source: Freepik

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“It is a symbol of happiness and joy, an image of the soul that has been associated with freedom and elegance for centuries,” a representative of Ingle Glas told Country Living.

PAYING TRIBUTE THROUGH CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

People sometimes choose Christmas tree designs and ornament to convey meanings.

In Indiana, a sheriff’s office put up a Christmas tree that was adorned with blue tournaments to pay tribute to officers killed in the line of duty.

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The Boone County Sheriff’s Office paid tribute to the 137 police officers that the nation lost this year by putting up a Christmas tree that was adorned with 137 blue ornaments.

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