I'm not totally convinced that it is working! (She says as she sweeps up some dropped needles.) As I unwrap ornaments they bring back visions of Christmases past. Lovely memories, but sometimes seasoned with a little melancholy.
My neighbor, and my mother's best friend for many years, gave this bird nest to my husband and me on our first Christmas together. According to an old German legend, if you find a bird nest in the Christmas tree, you will have an entire year of health and happiness. (This sounds a whole lot better than finding stink bugs in your tree!)
My little Christmas bird always enjoys a prominent spot on the tree from which to enjoy the family festivities. She's lost her eggs and the strings that were used to suspend the nest have gotten tangled or broken. But she's still hanging in there!
Do you have a bird's nest in your tree? Do you have special ornaments that have been with you for many years?