Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Christmas Bird

One of my favorite Christmas CDs is the Walton Family Christmas album.

One of the songs on that beloved cd is "That's What Christmas Means to Me."

It starts out like this:

                                "Outside my window is a Christmas bird
                                  Singing the sweetest song you ever heard.

                                  Through wind and snow that little bird 
                                  keeps singing in that tree.
                                  That's  what Christmas means to me."

Honestly, the whole song is absolutely darling.

I've played it only about 500 times! ha!

When I saw the sparkly cardinal (in photo at top of post) on a Christmas tree this season, that song came right into my heart!

I read that when a person sees a red cardinal, it means someone from the other realm of life is visiting! 



Cranberry Morning said...

I wonder who's visiting me! We have lots of cardinals here. They're my favorite bird. :-). Have a wonderful Christmas!

diane.stetson said...

This bird is the mascot of the school where I taught for twenty six years. I have many of them given to me as gifts from the kids on my Christmas tree. I haven't seen a real one in a long time as they are winter birds and we do not have winter here.

Bookie said...

Yes I see cardinals. Nothing prettier than a redbird in a snowy cedar! I love the Walton Cd too!


I love cardinals. Have you ever read A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg? Sweet book. MERRY CHRISTMAS. Enjoy.

Barbara Neubeck said...

...I love Cardinals.... such a pretty bird....
We don't have Cardinals in Australia.... I wish we did...
Merry Christmas Susan... Hugs... Barb xxx

Stephanie said...

Cardinals have become a favorite of mine because my dear Grandma Betty loved them. I always think of her when I see one :)

Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas, sweet Susan!

marianne said...

We have several cardinals that fly about our yard all winter long. They are a flash of bright color in an otherwise dreary landscape. Where is the snow? Just lots and lots of rain predicted for the next 2 days. No drought here, and I guess the travelers will have no delays.

The Walton's CD is wonderful. I haven't listened to it yet this season; thanks for reminding me. Going to do some baking now, so will listen to the CD as I'm doing that.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I have never seen a cardinal, Susan. I would love to see one because they are so bright and beautiful. One of the first things my son did when he moved to Illinois was send me a picture of a cardinal he saw.
Your tea party below was adorable! Thank you for all your visits to my Christmas Pudding blog and Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!


Babs said...

I see cardinAls in my daughters yard every single day, no matter what the season! Someone i n heaven must love me very much!!!!They definitely are my favorite bird! However, mother nature didn't make female cardinals so pretty. The are brown with inly a teeny big of red in them!!!

Chatty Crone said...

We have cardinals here all year long - that is one thing that is nice about GA!

Red Rose Alley said...

The Walton's Christmas Movie, THE HOMECOMING, is one of my favorites of all. Your little red cardinal is sweet, and how wonderful to learn a few tidbits about it. Did you know this bird fascinates me, and I did a post about it recently? So, I was wondering when you talked about the cardinal....does it mean when we see one in person or just pictures of them?


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