Decorating a Christmas tree with bird ornaments dates back to Colonial times when they were usually carved from wood or made from gingerbread.
Of course, over the years they’ve evolved to much more than wood and gingerbread but one thing hasn’t changed: Bird-themed ornaments continue to be popular on many family Christmas trees today.
There are many lovely bird ornaments so narrowing our list down to just 10 was tough but in the end, we chose our top 10 bird Christmas tree ornaments based on a few things:
- They give you good value for your money.
- They have very positive consumer reviews.
- They represent a variety of companies, from larger well known ones such as Hallmark to smaller companies that aren’t as well known.
In addition to those reasons, there’s one more very important thing that each of our hand-picked bird tree ornaments have in common: Any one of them would make a wonderful addition to your any Christmas tree! In fact, we’ve put several of them on our own gift list for this year. 😉
So if you’re looking for some beautiful, fun and unique bird ornaments to give to someone as a gift or to add to your own Christmas décor this year, here are some that may strike your fancy.
Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments
Hallmark Keepsake ornaments are extremely well designed, beautiful and very appealing to people who are looking for high quality tree ornaments. Quite often these ornaments come in sets so that collectors can add an ornament each year for long as Hallmark keeps adding to the collection.
Hallmark keepsake ornaments come in a variety of themes and designs including more than a few beautiful bird ornaments.
Here’s a look at a few of our favorites:
Beautiful Four Calling Birds Christmas Tree Ornament by Hallmark
Based on the much loved popular Christmas carol ‘The Twelve Days Of Christmas’, this beautiful Four Calling Birds Christmas tree ornament by Hallmark will bring a bit of splendor to any tree.
Measuring 2.5″ X 4″ this keepsake ornament was released in 2014 and is the fourth in Hallmark’s Twelve Days Of Christmas ornaments series.
Although this ornament doesn’t feature 4 calling birds, it does feature one beautifully designed bird with a dark purple head and blue body.
With an acorn top for a hat and a fuzzy scarf tied around its neck there’s no doubt that this little guy is dressed for the holidays. And to complete the decoration there’s an acorn dangling from his body and the legendary ‘Four Calling Birds’ written on the wings.
If you’re considering purchasing the entire ‘Twelve Days Of Christmas’ set, so far there are 5 available: In 2011 the ‘Partridge In A Pear Tree’ was released, 2012 saw the ‘Two Turtle Doves’, in 2013 Hallmark released the ‘Three French Hens’, 2014 was the ‘Four Calling Birds’ and this year they’ve released the stunning ‘Five Golden Rings’ ornament which features a pretty brightly colored pheasant.
This attractive Four Calling Birds tree decoration will make a wonderful gift for someone who has a bird themed Christmas tree and will be a big hit with anyone who loves birds!
Gorgeous Hummingbird Christmas Tree Ornament By Hallmark
This gorgeous hummingbird Christmas tree ornament by Hallmark is the tenth in Hallmark’s Beauty of Bird Series of ornaments and was released in 2014.
Measuring 3 1/8″ X 3 1/2″, this stunning ruby-throated hummingbird comes complete with its own little flower hanging from the bottom of the ornament. The actual hummingbird itself has a white belly, a green back and head, grayish wings and tails and beautiful gold trim.
For those who are searching for other ornaments in the Beauty of Birds series, Hallmark has been adding to this collection since 2005 but keep in mind that earlier birds of the series are more difficult to find and therefore can be quite expensive.
More whimsical than life-like, this hummer ornament is a must have for any bird lover or anyone who is a collector of Hallmark’s Beauty of Birds series!
Lovely Painted Bunting Hallmark Keepsake Ornament
This lovely painted bunting Hallmark keepsake ornament was released in 2012 and is the eighth in Hallmark’s Beauty of Birds series.
Measuring 1 1/2″ X 3″ this bird ornament is extremely detailed and colorful. Featuring a blue head and a salmon colored chest, the feathers are brown, yellow, green, blue and pink and there’s a cute little holly branch with red berries dangling from the bottom. As with most ornaments in the Beauty Of Birds series, this painted bunting is finished with lovely gold trim.
This vibrant and multi-colored Hallmark keepsake ornament will undoubtedly stand out on any tree whether you give it to your favorite bird lover or hang it on your own Christmas tree!
Old World Christmas Ornaments
When we think of wonderful Christmas tree decorations, we can’t help but mention Old World Christmas ornaments.
These lovely ornaments are easy to recognize because they’re skillfully crafted from mouth blown glass, hand painted and often have a touch of glitter added to really make them sparkle and catch your eye.
Originating at the Mueller-Greiner glassworks in Germany in the 1800s, these blown glass Christmas tree ornaments quickly became popular when they were first released and remain in high demand today, probably due in large part to the fact that they’re still created the same way they were centuries ago!
The Old World ornaments come in many different themes and their bird-themed ornaments are some of their best seller. Here are a couple we’d like to share with you:
Sparkling Glass Heron Christmas Ornament
Anyone who has ever had the privilege to see a heron will never forget how graceful these birds are and having a sparkling glass heron Christmas ornament hanging from your tree or displayed in your home will serve as constant reminder of just how beautiful this bird is!
Crafted with stunning detail, this ornament stands about 5 1/4″ tall. After being mouth blown in the famous Old World Christmas tradition, the delicate heron ornament is then hand painted, lacquered and showered with glitter which gives this lovely bird a dazzling glow when the Christmas tree lights hit it.
A perfect way to recreate an old fashioned themed Christmas tree, this attractive glass heron ornament is the ideal gift for someone who has a bird themed tree or for anyone who enjoys birds!
Flashy Vermilion Flycatcher Bird Christmas Ornament
With just the perfect amount of sparkle this flashy vermilion flycatcher bird Christmas ornament has all the charm you would expect from an Old World Christmas Ornament.
The flycatcher has a beautiful deep ruby colored chest and dark red and blue trimmed wings. The dark eyes of this bird are hauntingly beautiful and since this is a clip on bird ornament it’s easy to display on any branch of your Christmas tree.
Made in the same mouth blown glass tradition that all their ornaments are, the lovely little bird is highly detailed and has been delicately hand painted before being sprinkled with glitter.
Not only will this richly colored glass bird Christmas ornament glow beautifully in the light of your Christmas tree, it will also make an awesome gift for any bird lover on your holiday shopping list!
Kurt Adler Christmas Ornaments
Kurt Adler Christmas ornaments have been around since the end of World War II and in many ways his Christmas creations changed the way a lot of people decorate for the holidays.
Well known for their quality and beauty, his Christmas ornaments and decorations cover a variety of themes and are loved by many people. Although Kurt Adler is no longer with us, his children have carried on his tradition and they make it their mission to ensure that any Christmas ornament with their father’s name on it is held to the highest standard.
From snow globes to beautiful angels to birds, Kurt Adler ornaments have a charm that’s all their own.
Here are a couple of our favorites:
Sweet ‘Cardinals in Love’ Tree Ornament
If you’re looking for a beautiful Christmas gift for that special someone in your life, this sweet ‘Cardinals in Love’ tree ornament is the perfect gift!
Made of resin, this 4 1/2″ ornament features a male and female cardinal couple perched on a branch that has the word ‘love’ written on it. A heart dangles from the bottom of the branch and has the words ‘Forever and Always’ written on it.
The bright red male cardinal and the golden female cardinal will look wonderful whether they’re hanging from a Christmas tree, placed in the middle of a holiday wreath or used as a window decoration.
Not only is this charming ornament an ideal gift for any couple in love, it also makes a perfect wedding gift for anyone getting married around the Christmas holidays!
Attractive Kurt Adler Bluebird Christmas Ornaments
Christmas ornament sets are very popular and if you have someone on your Christmas shopping list who loves whimsical ornaments, these attractive Kurt Adler bluebird Christmas ornaments are the ideal gift for them!
This ornament set features a pair of delightful little male and female feathery bluebirds, both wearing silver crowns. It’s easy to spot the female because she’s wearing a cute pink tutu and has a pretty pink bow around her neck. Their bright eyes and pink cheeks only add to their adorable little faces!
These ornaments would make a perfect Christmas gift for any child or adult who loves bluebirds but they’d also be ideal decorations for a birthday party, shower or even a wedding.
More Bird Christmas Tree Ornaments
There’s no doubt about it – many people love bird Christmas tree ornaments and there’s a huge variety to choose from. But not every great bird ornament is made by a well known artist or sold by a big name company and these next three ornaments fall into that category.
We discovered these little gems quite by accident but we immediately fell in love with them and we hope you like them too…
Lovebirds Personalized Christmas Tree Ornament
Sometimes the most unique Christmas ornaments are simply designed and simply made and such is the case with this lovebirds personalized Christmas tree ornament.
Made in the USA from sustainable wood, this eco-friendly lovebirds ornament is created from a 3″ round disc and comes with a lovely organza bag.
Being able to personalize it with names and dates makes it that much more appealing, especially if you’re looking for an ‘our first Christmas ornament’ for a newlywed couple.
But because this ornament doesn’t shout Christmas, it also makes an ideal gift to commemorate a wedding, anniversary or any other special occasion. You can even use it as a cute little gift tag!
Beautiful Glass Cardinal Christmas Ornament
This beautiful glass cardinal Christmas ornament features a 5″ frosted-looking round ball with a beautiful male cardinal surrounded by red berry branches.
Cardinals are an extremely popular winter bird and their bright red color is a perfect accent to your Christmas tree. But what makes this cardinal ornament even more amazing is that it’s so detailed you half expect it to come alive and spread its wings!
This glass Christmas ornament will make a splendid gift for anyone who loves to hang beautiful decorations on their tree and any bird lovers will be thrilled to receive this as a gift so they can hang this lovely ornament on their tree.
Exquisite Peacock Christmas Ornaments
Done in beautiful shades of blue and green these exquisite peacock Christmas ornaments make a wonderful gift for anyone who loves peacocks or exotic birds.
These striking birds measure 8″ X 3 1/2″ X 1 1/2″ and their lovely tails are made from real peacock feathers.
Although their bodies are made from plastic, the feathers covering them make them soft to the touch and their flexible wire legs make them easy to attach to any branch of the tree.
Because of the green and blue colors, these peacock ornaments may not show up on a traditional green Christmas tree but they’d really stand out on a white, silver or gold toned tree. They’d also make a stunning and unique tree topper for a smaller tree.
But these peacocks ornaments don’t have to be purchased just for the Christmas season – they’re also an ideal year round decoration for centerpieces, wreaths and floral arrangements.
So whether you give this set of peacock ornaments as a gift to someone on your Christmas shopping list or use them to create a gift for a friend or relative on a special occasion, these lovely peacock ornaments are sure to be a hit with whomever receives them!
Bird Christmas Tree Ornaments – Ideal Holiday Decorations
Christmas is a perfect time of year to salute all our feathered friends and we hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of our top 10 bird tree ornaments.
Whether you’re a bird enthusiast yourself or you have a bird lover on your holiday shopping list, any of these bird ornaments are sure to add a touch of beauty and a dash of fun to the Christmas tree this holiday season!