Thursday, December 3, 2020

A Wintry Robin

Although robins are usually associated with spring, you may have noticed the red-breasted birds on holiday greeting cards. This European tradition began in the 1800s, when British postmen wore bright red coats. Nicknamed after the birds, these “postal robins” delivered season’s greetings and gifts, and soon real robins were depicted on cards and other d├ęcor a festive symbol.

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