Ornaments depicting birds have long been a favorite of German glass blowers. These beautiful creatures motivated many generations as they created glass ornaments in the family workshops. During the cold winter months in Germany, glassblowers often kept birds in cages to offer them shelter.
These birds offered the craftsmen companionship and inspiration for creating new ornament moulds. Birds are symbols of joy and happiness particularly during the Christmas season. In Germany, it is believed that birds assist Santa in watching the actions of little ones to ensure that they are good.