Gifts are a mainstay of the holiday season, from thoughtful presents for family members and friends to white elephant exchanges, Secret Santas, thank you gifts to service workers, and corporate gifts for clients and customers. This month, Be Your Own Birder is giving away a perfect gift for any bird lover, and especially anyone who adores ducks!
The Prize to Win
This month’s giveaway prize is a European-style, blown glass holiday ornament shaped like a floating mallard drake, with feather (not real duck) accents. The field markings on the piece are generally accurate, from the blue-green iridescent head to the white collar to the yellow legs to the black tail, and the duck has a charming glint in his eye.
While there are no obvious holiday touches – the duck is not wearing a festive cap, holding a candy cane, or sporting an ugly sweater – a brush of glitter does give him extra sparkle, and he can be displayed year-round as a fun piece to show one’s love of all things Anatidae.
The ornament measures roughly 4 inches long, 2.5 inches wide, and 3 inches tall, and includes a built-in hanger (hook not included).
Enter the Giveaway
It’s easy to enter for a chance to win this decorative duck – just answer the following question in the comments below:
How are birds part of your
winter holiday decorations?
For me, birds occasionally feature on the holiday cards my family sends, and I have a miniature bird-themed tree in my office. There is even some bird-themed wrapping paper that just might grace a few gifts!
When adding a comment to enter the giveaway, be sure to submit a valid email for contact if you are selected as the winner. The giveaway is only open to participants in the United States, and by entering, participants agree to the Giveaway Guidelines. Entries will close Saturday, December 17, and the winner will be randomly selected at that time. Enter today for a chance to enjoy your own mallard ornament!
Since I became a bird person, bird watcher, bird lover a few years ago… I have been collecting bird ornaments wherever I see them and most of my tree is now different bird ornaments.
Birds are all over our tree. From treasured feathered birds that perch on branches (from childhood) to newer china and wooden and other feathered friends.
I have feathers stuck in the tree, in homemade swags and wreaths of foraged greens and berries, and even sent a few tucked in with Christmas cards. Thankfully our flock of chickens provides many for my decorating needs, and the wild birds, especially turkeys, chip in too!
Almost all my Christmas card or gift cards are bird themed. When I was giving gifts I tried to use bird themed wrapping paper.
My Christmas tree this year is covered in birds. Bird are very important to me and can be found in every room in te house.
I have a pencil tree , In dining room ! Stays up all year ! Birds houses , nests , etc ! My Christmas tree , is a flocked tree , with cardinals! I love feeding the birds ,, and turkeys ! My husbands favorite was the mallard duck ! I love anything bird related !
I used to decorate my tree in all birds. Then I moved away from that and only used my favorite ones. Now I barely put up a tree but the one I use is topped with a white dove.
My oldest child started me on my bird ornament collection with some felted birds and now my tree is almost completely birds and it’s exciting to find a different one each year 🎄🕊️
my Christmas tree is loaded with all kinds of birds, cardinals, blue bird, all colors of mallards and my husband loves it and so do I
I have multiple bird ornaments that adorn my Christmas tree, such as hummingbirds, cedar waxwing, cardinals, bluebird and a few more. Not only because I’m a birder, but it helps to include them in my holiday spirit. A duck would be a very welcomed addition.