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Christmas Robin Red Set of Breast for hoops 5x7", 6x8", and Robin Coasters Designs with stippling for hoop 7x7" and 8x8".
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It’s time to wind things down for Christmas, so what better way to do it than to stitch Robin red breasts design.Why European robin become the Christmas robin?
Various folklore stories exist surrounding the Christmas robin.
The robin is one of three British birds which have red in their plumage and have an association with resurrection.
Robin was depicted on Christmas cards in 19th century England; a tradition that has been retained to this day.
In the 1800s, British postmen wore bright red uniforms. They wore red in honor of the crown since red is considered both a Royal color and an important color on the English flag. (Incidentally, this may also be one of the reasons why British post boxes were eventually standardized to be red). The postmen in their red-breasted coats resembled the much-loved British bird, the robin red-breast, earning Victorian postmen the nick-name: Robins.
Around Christmas time, people would eagerly await the Robins’ delivery of Christmas cards from near and far. One artist decided to draw the Robins’ namesake, the robin birds, delivering letters in their little beaks. The trend caught on and survives to this day despite the fact that the postmen’s red coat uniforms and the postmen’s Robin nickname have long been retired to the history books.
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