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Dark-eyed JuncoThe Holiday Tradition of
Bird Feeding

One of the greatest parts of the holiday season is how everyone celebrates with their own, sometimes very unique, traditions.

Perhaps you always host a Christmas dinner, or maybe you always go out looking at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve. Maybe your tradition is to open up all gifts on Christmas Eve so you can sleep in on Christmas Day.

One old Scandinavian Christmas tradition is centered on feeding the birds.

Many Nordic families offer food to the birds, traditionally a sheaf of grain placed on a pole, fence or rooftop.

Those who do not have access to cereal stalks substitute a plate of grain, bread or seeds.

This bird food offering is placed outside on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning as a way to include the birds in the feasting that is taking place inside the home.

Regardless of what your holiday traditions may be, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.

Stop by our store this month and share a bit of the holiday season with us. We have lots of products that make great gifts and some stuff we brought in just for a little while. We also have pre-made small gift bags that feature the above Scandinavian tradition with seed. They make great stocking stuffers, gifts for co-workers or housewarming gifts for the parties that you will attend.

If we don’t see you, we hope you have a happy holiday and a wonderful New Year!


Dolores and Bruce Johnson