Redbirds have long been a favorite addition to holiday decor. Whether it’s a cardinal emblazoned on a dinner napkin or a small figurine nestled on an evergreen-draped mantel, there’s always a place for a pretty bird in seasonal decorations. Said to be symbols of loved ones who have passed away, Northern cardinals have come to hold a great deal of significance during the season, offering an opportunity for remembrance as well as celebration. This year, we have rounded up our favorite pieces that feature these symbolic garden visitors. Included are heirloom-worthy stockings, dainty salad plates, plush pillows, vibrant tree toppers, and delicate glass ornaments, among many other items. Cardinals take center stage in each of these pretty pieces of holiday decor, and they also add a touch of nostalgia and sweet sentimentality to homes during the season.
C&F Home Holiday Collection Cardinal Hooked Wool Stocking
This heirloom-worthy stocking features a bright red cardinal and would be a lovely addition to a row of stockings hung by a crackling fire.
Woodland Berry Cardinal Salad Plates, Set of 4
Let a cheery college of cardinals perch on your holiday table with this set of sweet salad plates.
Northern Cardinal Stained Glass Window Hangings
The cherry-red cardinal is featured beautifully in this glass window hanging, which glows brightly against the wintry landscape each time you glance through the panes.
Cardinal Tea Towel
You’ll find yourself reaching for this cute tea towel emblazoned with red birds and bright berries all season long.
Decorative Place Mats
A lovely base for a Christmas table setting, these jacquard-style decorative place mats have many positive reviews. Those who have purchased them tout their rich colors and pretty design.
Southern Living Holly Jolly Collection Cardinal Glass Ball Ornament, 2-Piece Set
The Christmas tree is a prime place to incorporate a red bird motif. These elegant glass ball ornaments feature cardinals and are from the Southern Living Holly Jolly Collection at Dillard’s.
Cardinal and Branch Hand Towel Set
Hand towels embroidered with cardinals and berry-laden branches make a perfect addition to powder rooms during the winter season.
Lenox Winter Greetings Bowl with Cardinal
A cheeky cardinal perches on the edge of this Lenox bowl, a charming touch that accompanies seasonal motifs of red ribbons and greenery like mistletoe and holly leaves.
Old World Christmas Bird Watcher Collection Glass Blown Ornaments
These Old World-style ornaments have a distinctively luminous finish and are shaped like red birds. They also have glittery accents at the wings that look beautiful when nestled among evergreen branches twirled in strings of lights.
Glossy Ceramic Stoneware Vase
Just pop a handful of greenery and blooms into this cardinal-decorated ceramic stoneware vase for a ready-made centerpiece. It’s an easy addition to all of your holiday arrangements.
Old World Christmas Shiny Red Northern Cardinal Ornament
Another beautiful Old World-style cardinal ornament, this one has a clip at the base, which offers a convenient method for affixing it to an evergreen branch.
Handcrafted Red Cardinal Bird Tree Topper
While many top their trees with stars and angels, sometimes it’s fun to try something new. If you’d like to swap your traditional tree topper for a bright red winged visitor, this one fits the bill.
Cardinal On Holly Branch Printed Embroidered Decorative Square Pillow
Even if your garden hasn’t yet been visited by a cardinal this season, you can make your own luck and place a few charming pillows on the sofa as a reminder to keep looking.
Holiday Holly Berry Cardinal Table Runner
Holiday tablescapes are even cheerier when grounded by a table runner like this one, which has images of cardinals sewn into each end.
Holiday Holly Berry Cardinal Placemat, set of 2
Set your holiday plates on redbird place mats. These are woven and machine washable; they also feature holly berries, pine cones, and cardinals.
Hand-Hammered Red Bird Yard Stakes, Set of 2
Add a touch of redbird remembrance to your garden with this set of two hand-hammered stakes shaped like visiting cardinals.
Spode Christmas Tree Cardinal Ornament
Featuring the bird of the season, this ornament was made to commemorate the best of holiday memories.
Joyland Printed Plush Throw Blanket
Keep Christmas ultra cozy with a red bird-printed plush throw blanket. It’s an easy addition to a sofa or bed, and it’s sure to be a cuddly accompaniment to cold winter evenings.
Lenox Cardinal Decorative Pillow
This pretty round pillow features a cardinal and other holiday motifs like ribbons and greenery sewn elegantly into the design.
Wind & Weather Cardinals and Berries Metal Wreath
A swirl of red berries and greenery encircles the cardinals at the heart of this eye-catching metal wreath that you can use on your front door year after year.
Roman LED Lighted Swirl Cardinal in Stable Decor
A magical addition to a tabletop, this display of red birds, branches, and gusts of snow has a lighted LED function that makes glow beautifully.
Fitz and Floyd Chalet Cardinal Salt & Pepper Shaker Set
Add a dash of sentimental celebration to your holiday decor with a set of shining red cardinals that perch gracefully on your table and hold your stores of salt and pepper.
Mini Cardinal Figurine
As sweetly simple as it gets, this small cardinal figurine is ideal for tucking into a holiday scene, nestling amongst evergreen on a mantel, and catching your eye from a windowsill. It’s a quiet reminder to remember loved ones throughout the season.