The Bird's Nest Christmas Tree Tradition
There is a tradition, originating from Iceland or Germany, about birds and Christmas. The bird has always been a symbol of luck and fortune. Because of that, there was a belief that a bird’s nest was also a source of that luck. So finding a bird’s nest in a tree that had been selected for Christmas decoration was a sign that the family would have good luck and health throughout the year.
So keep an eye on your tree, to see if something special is waiting there, just hoping to be found. Or perhaps pick some ornaments on your own to symbolize the old tradition. Birds, eggs, and bid nest ornaments are a very common decorative option, so even people who prefer artificial trees don’t feel left out on this wonderfully charming concept.