The Red Bird
Soon, we will see Cardinals depicted on a number of our holiday greeting cards . Red, of course, is one of the Christmas season’s pivotal colors – symbolizing life, energy, passion and strength. While a sudden flash of the cardinal’s vibrant plumage always stirs us, perhaps what really draws us to “red birds” is their hardiness. Unlike the migratory song birds, they don’t abandon us during the "lean" months. They continue to share their joy and song as winds moan and snow flies - urging us to stay strong and positive even during the darkest and cruelest periods of our lives.