When I was a young girl, (in Toronto), we used to have a male cardinal that frequented our yard in the winter. His pretty song was what caught my attention, and by following it to the source I was amazed to see such a beautiful bird. He became my harbinger of Christmas.
This is a cute little Christmas gift card I designed on my computer. Not exactly Hi-tech, but I like the way it turned out. (It's hard enough to draw with a mouse, let alone my handicapped one, so the design was deliberately simple.
It's been too many years since I've seen or heard a cardinal, but this adorable, and hardy little bird comes to my mind as the snowy season draws near.