Pewter Christmas Ornament - Cardinal by Cindy Johnson

Martello Alley


This years design is from a photo I took of a sweet Cardinal while strolling Lemoine Point in the west end of Kingston. There seemed to be a few of them wanting to come visit with us as we walked. I also noticed a cardinal in our backyard when we returned home. This was not a regular occurrence, but a welcomed one. I decided that it should be the design this year and researched the beautiful red bird that seemed to be following us around lately. I read that the Cardinal symbolizes hope, joy, health and celebration. I was touched to read this poem by Victoria McGovern.

“May you come to find comfort in and remember: cardinals appear when angels are near. So go now, sit outside and drink your tea. Keep a look out for the little red bird – It is there, your loved one will be.” May this ornament be a visit to you from a loved one, I think I know the angel who sent the Cardinal to me.

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