Decorating with Birds for the Holiday Season

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We all know about the partridge in the pear tree, the Christmas goose and the hopeful white dove.  This Christmas season, why not explore a few other birds for your holiday decorating?  The colorful and flamboyant peacock, the wise owl or the vibrant red cardinal all bring a touch of nature’s beauty to the holiday home.

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The appeal of the peacock is its beautiful plumage of shimmering blues and greens.  These colors and the general theme of the peacock have become a large part of Christmas decorating.  These exotic creatures add glamor and a distinct color combination.  Peacock feathers and brightly colored ornaments look regal on the tree, mantle and in glass bowls or centerpieces.

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Photo, RAZ Imports
Photo, RAZ Imports
Photo, RAZ Imports
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Photo, moderndesign.org

The wise and noble owl is finding its way into the home at the holidays in the form of ornaments and decorations.  If you love nature and enjoy decorating your home in a more nature-inspired theme, owls can add a touch of whimsy and beauty to the tree, spreads of greenery, or in groups on the mantle and tables throughout the home.

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Photo, Southern Living

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Photo, noa68

The red cardinal has fit into holiday décor for many years, blending into the red and green of traditional Christmas decorations.  The cardinal became such a symbol at Christmas because of the male’s bright red color.  More significantly, it is believed that hanging a cardinal on your Christmas tree is a symbol of hope and brings luck to you and your family for the coming year.

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Photo Brylane Home
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Photo, Pottery Barn

Bestow your home with the elegance of the peacock, the vibrant hopeful red of the cardinal or the natural nobility of the wise owl.  These birds add a distinct element to your holiday décor.  Whether you choose the peacock for colorful elegance, the red cardinal for traditional holiday themes or the more natural woodsy style of the owl, adding birds to your holiday décor is sure to infuse your home with good cheer.

 

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