The Christmas Cardinal Collection
Cardinals: Christmas' Most Popular Bird
The cheery bright red cardinal is synonymous with Christmas, in fact, the cardinal is Christmas’ most popular bird. There is always a bird ornament which tops our best-sellers list, and many times it’s a cardinal. The male Northern Cardinal is the most recognizable cardinal because of its bright red plumage, and the female features brown feathers with bright accents. The Northern Cardinal can be found all over the United States, but is most commonly found in the Mid West, East Coast, and Southern states, however the Northern Cardinal has been spotted in the South West in states like Arizona. It is so popular that seven eastern states have made it their state bird. Because cardinals are not migratory birds, they stay put in the colder climates when all the leaves are gone, and the backdrop is white snow.