Legend Of The Bird Nest

Happy Black Friday and day after Thanksgiving.
Hope you all ate too much and enjoyed family and friends.

Now onto the downhill slide into Christmas.

I thought I would post today about a sweet legend I try each year to add into my Christmas Decor.

Old German Legend says if you find a Christmas tree with a bird nest in it then you will have good luck and prosperity all year long.
Cute personal story at the end of this post to share if you care to read it!!!
So I make these to give as gifts each year.
I am going to show you how I made them so if you want to pass one of these on to family or friends you can.
They make a great neighbor gift or hostess gift.
This is all the stuff you will need.  Yes Benita I had to get out the dreaded glue gun!!!!

I got these light blue and cream spotted eggs at Hobby Lobby.  The are not expensive especially when you get them for 40% off.

I also bought the nests at Hobby Lobby.  They come 2 on a card for $4.99 with 40% off.
I found these picks at Walmart for 97 cents.


I pushed the pick through the bottom of the nest.  It was easy peasy.


Then I wrote up the legend on the back of a Christmas Card with a Christmas tree and ran them off on my computer printer.

I glued the eggs into the nest and then tied the nests off in a cello bag and added the card/tag to the bag.  Ready for gift giving.
Easy and very cute gift and cost less than $5 to make.

Another cute gift I made up for my granddaughter to give to her teachers and students in her class.
Walmart had these already made up hot cocoa reindeer cones for $1.97 and I bought the red balls to glue for noses.  Easy Peasy and another cute gift idea.

I will use a few of these to add into the nest gifts for my neighbors.


Now that Christmas is on it's way I thought I would share these two gift ideas with you.
I think Homemade Gifts are just a little more special to give than store bought items.

Have a great weekend.  Now on to the baking, gift buying, decorating fun of Christmas.

Hugs,
Kris


PS:
Cute story about growing up in Michigan and why this nest story means something to me.  When I was in second grade we learned about this legend of finding a Christmas tree with a nest in it would bring you good luck.

Well when you grow up in Michigan we traditionally would go and cut down our own real Christmas tree each year.  So I grew up with three brothers and was the only girl.  My dad and brothers and I headed out to find the perfect Christmas tree that year.  I was insistent on finding one with a bird nest in it for our tree.  My dad being patient said ok then lets try to find one with a nest in it.

It was cold, snowing and knee deep snow we walked through looking for that perfect tree.  My brothers were not real happy about me learning about this legend and convincing my dad we needed to find this perfect tree.  After a few hours and we were really cold we actually did find that perfect tree.  So we cut it down and brought it home.  

Back in the day we did not have those sweet little lights like we have now.  We had 9C bulbs that were the bigger bulbs and pretty common for decorating your tree.  We also had icicles that we would decorate all over the tree made of a thin foil like material.  So up went the tree and I was so excited we had that special tree.

Right before we headed out for Christmas Eve to my grandparents our tree had a short in the lights and the tree branch caught on fire. 

Thankful we were still home and the fire was caught and we had not left yet.  I remember my brothers walking away snickering "so much for your lucky tree".  

I felt so crushed the tree burned and the lights were out on our tree.  My dad looked at me and said this is the luckiest tree ever and it is doing it's job.  

He said the nest gave us good luck to still be home to catch the fire from the faulty lights. This tree was indeed a lucky tree and brought us luck that night.  

After that we looked at the tree as the prettiest and best tree we ever had.  So I love this memory and love to share the nests with family and friends and neighbors each year for their trees.
Hugs,

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

May you surround yourselves with family and friends and remember all the things in life you are thankful for.  

I am thankful for all of you that have friended me and have continued to bless me with reading my blog posts and leaving your sweet comments.  I am so thankful for all of you.

I am leaving you with some pictures of my past fall decor.  

As we say good bye to Fall and enjoy Thanksgiving this week, wishing each of you a very beautiful day on Thanksgiving.

  Then it is right into Christmas!!!!  I will be back with lots of fun things for the holidays.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.


























Gather together with your loved ones and enjoy this special day to reflect on all the blessing in our lives.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Kris