21 Glass Cardinal Ornaments for a Meaningful Christmas

The perfect cardinal ornament is out there waiting for you. Forget about scouring the internet for hours looking for the perfect cardinal ornaments. Instead, relax and peruse my hand-curated collection. With more than 30 different ornaments to choose from you’re guaranteed to find the perfect one for you or your gift recipient.

From glass cardinal ornaments to wood, porcelain, metal, and fabric, I have it all here. There’s even a selection of “When angels are near” cardinal ornaments for those seeking deeper meaning and symbolism in their choice.

Whether you’re looking for a gift for someone special, an ornament exchange, a family heirloom, or just looking to add to your personal ornament collection, you’re in the right place. Each of these ornaments was carefully selected for beauty, quality, and an abundance of rave customer reviews so you don’t have to worry about being disappointed.

First, let’s explore why cardinals are so integral to the meaning of Christmas.

The Meaning of Cardinals at Christmastime

Some believe the red cardinal at Christmas time represents hope and happiness at a time when skies are gray and add a splash of vibrant color against a backdrop of snow.

Others believe it represents the blood of Christ as traditionally, Christmas has been a celebration of Jesus. This is also why many believe red is the primary color of Christmas.

Whatever you believe there’s no denying the beauty the cardinal brings and the popularity of this bird over all others during Christmas.

Note: Cardinal ornaments are very popular so one or more may be unavailable today. If it’s unavailable consider another ornament or check back another day to see if it’s become available.

Glass Cardinal Ornaments

Precious Moments Cardinal with Pine Branch & Paid Glass Cardinal Ornament

A 5 -Star Precious Moments original is perfect for someone who regards their Christmas tree as a showpiece and is discerning about the adornments they include on it.

Comes with a stand for displaying other times of the year, as well as a gorgeous velvet-lined gift box for easy gift-giving.

Size: 1.69 x 1.69 x 4 inches

Precious Moments Ne’Qwa Art Cardinal Holly Glass Cardinal Ornament

Exquisite detail was put into this hand-painted piece by Precious Moments. Made using the centuries-old technique called “Ne’Qwa” where the artist paints from the inside.

Perfect for someone who appreciates detail work and the soft ivory backdrop of this vibrant and uniquely shaped cardinal ornament.

Comes with a gift box for easy gift-giving.

Size: 2.83 x 2.83 x 6.5 inches

Precious Moments Ne’Qwa Peace Cardinal with Berries & Buffalo Plaid Glass Cardinal Ornament

A unique cardinal ornament for someone who appreciates collector’s quality. Made using the centuries-old technique called “Ne’Qwa” where the artist paints from the inside.

Comes with a stand for another option for displaying as well as a gorgeous velvet-lined gift box for easy gift-giving.

Size: 4.8 x 4.6 x 4.6 inches

Precious Moments Ne’Qwa Peace Cardinal Glass Ornament

Precious Moments glass ornament made using the centuries-old technique of Ne’Qwa where the artist paints from inside the glass.

Perfect for nature lovers who appreciate the Season of Peace sentiment.

Comes packaged in a satin-lined keepsake gift box for easy gift-giving.

Size: 3.43 x 3.23 x 3.07 inches

Precious Moments Ne’Qwa Petite Trillion Cardinal Peace

Another Precious Moments original, made using the Ne’Qwa technique of painting from inside the glass.

Introduced in 2019, this cardinal ornament is perfect for the whimsical, folk lover on your list.

Comes with a certificate of authenticity and a lovely gift box for easy gift-giving.

Size: 2.01 x 2.01 x 3 inches

Ne’Qwa Winter’s Cardinals Red Feathered Soul

Beautiful winter wonderland scene. Could be perfect for someone to memorialize a loved one who has passed or someone who appreciates the allure provided by white and red decor.

Also included is the “Red Feathered Soul” poem card written by Elle Bee.

Arrives in a beautiful red box for easy gift-giving.

Size: 4.5′ x 4.5″ x 4.5″

Precious Moments Ne’Qwa standard Princess Cardinal with Berry & Flowers

Perfect for someone who appreciates color as this beauty was hand-painted using red, green, purple, browns, ivory, and white! A colorful.

Arrives in a gift box for easy gift-giving.

Size: 3.54 x 3.54 x 5.5 inches

Precious Moments Ne’Qwa Petite Cardinal Faith Ornament

Perfect for someone who enjoys the elegant simplicity of a traditional round glass ornament. This Precious Moments keepsake was made using the Ne’Qwa technique where the artist hand paints from inside the glass.

Comes with a lovely gift box for easy gift-giving.

Size: 2.56 x 2.56 x 2.5 inches

Old World Christmas Winter Cardinals Glass Ornament

This glass beauty is from the Old World Christmas Bird Watcher collection and is perfect for someone who appreciates elegant simplicity.

Customers have said the photo of this ornament does not do it justice. The colors are rich and glitter sparkles.

Comes in a lovely, sealed box perfect for easy gift-giving.

Bolla Glass Art Birds Collection

This ornament may be flat but the color pops of blue & red bring it to life! Perfect for someone who appreciates a truly unique piece of art.

Size: 2.5″ x .2″ x .2″

Comfy Hour Winter Red Cardinal

Not your ordinary round cardinal ornament. It’s 100% artistically created from dolomite (a type of limestone) which gives it the sparkle and enables it to be more durable (and heavier) than most glass ornaments.

Perfect for someone who appreciates unique natural art and the simplicity of red and ivory.

Size: 3″ x 3″ x 5″

Miss Christmas Cardinal on Balls

Hand-crafted glass ornament made in Poland by artists who carefully hand-paint many layers of vibrant colors. Perfect for someone who appreciates unique, holiday treasures.

Arrives in a gorgeous gift box ready for easy gift giving.

Size: 5.7″ high

Burton and Burton Light Up Cardinal Winter Memorial

Who needs lights on the tree when you have a light-up ornament? This handpainted ornament of blown glass is sure to get noticed! Perfect for someone who relishes “bling” on their tree!

Comes with 3 – LR44 1.5V batteries, that are also replaceable.

Size: 4″ Diameter (7.5″ length including loop hanger)

RAZ Imports White Iced Cardinal (Set of 2)

Two glass ornaments, each uniquely shaped, perfect for someone with a glamorous taste.

Customers have described these pieces as “delicate and beautiful”.

Size: 8.82 x 8.43 x 8.39 inches

RAZ Imports Snowy Red Cardinal & Branches

Gorgeous glass ornament perfect for the true cardinal lover as this piece places Mr. Cardinal front and center, large and in charge!

Size: 8.4 x 5.6 x 5.1 inches

Burton and Burton Cardinal on a Branch

3-dimensional glass ornament of the red cardinal in his natural habitat – on a pine branch.

Perfect for someone who loves Mr. Cardinal and wants the focus to be on him!

Comes with a lovely gift box for easy gift-giving.

Size: ‎5.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches

Banberry Designs Cardinal with White Snow & Glitter Lighted

Light up someone’s life with their “lighted” cardinal ornament. Perfect for someone who likes to try new and different tree decor (and loves cardinals too!).

Comes with an extra set of LR44 batteries AND a 4-hour timer to save on battery life

Size: 5.43 x 5.04 x 5 inches

Red Cardinal Bird Hanging Memorial Ornament

This beautiful ornament offers the ultimate versatility. Can be hung on the Christmas tree, suction-cupped to the window, set on a tabletop.

Comes with a charm and colorful story card with a beautiful poem about the legend of red cardinals.

Size: 4.25 x 5 x 4 inches

Cobane Studio Female Cardinal Ornament

This beautiful hand-blown glass and hand-painted ornament is perfect for the bird lover on your list – especially one that believes the female cardinal is perhaps more beautiful than the famous red male cardinal.

Size: 2 x 2 x 5 inches

Old World Christmas Mini Cardinal Glass Ornament

This glass beauty is from the Old World Christmas Bird Watcher collection.

Perfect for someone who adores the handmade charm of an ornament with old-world colors.

Many Old World Christmas fans have reported: “never disappointed with an Old World ornament”.

Size: 2. 75 x 1. 5 x 1. 25

Banberry Designs Cardinals on a Branch with Berries (Set of 3)

Three blown-glass pinecone-shaped ornaments with intricately painted red cardinals perched on a branch of red berries.

Perfect for the bird and nature lover on your list.

Size: 2.5″ x 4″ each

I hope you enjoy the extra time you saved shopping for the perfect cardinal ornaments in one convenient place.

I’d love to know which cardinal ornaments you purchased and if you gave them as a gift or rewarded yourself with one of these beauties. Please leave me a comment below.

Happy Holidays!