A Collection of 35+ Hand-Selected Cardinal ornaments

Forget about scouring the internet for hours looking for the perfect cardinal ornaments. Instead, relax and peruse my hand-curated collection of beautiful cardinal ornaments. With more than 30 different cardinal ornaments included here, you’re guaranteed to find a cardinal ornament for everyone on your list.

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.

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.

Glass Cardinal Ornaments

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 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 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

Non-Glass Cardinal Christmas Ornaments

Ganz Kissing Krystal Mistletoe Cardinal on Cross

This ornament is perfect for the believer on your list. Although not made from crystal, this acrylic piece provides the same light-dancing effect (without the crystal price).

Size: 7 x 1 x 5 inches

Hallmark Majestic Cardinal Ornament

This metalwork of art is perfect for Hallmark Keepsake collectors. It has consistently received 5-star reviews since its first introduction in 2019.

Also an ideal gift for anyone who enjoys a sparkly tree as this beauty will bounce the light off its red, brass, and green metallic edges.

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

Size:5.3 x 5.2 x 3.6 inches

Ganz Mistletoe Krystal Cardinal Heart

A unique acrylic piece that shines like a crystal. Perfect for someone on your list with a big heart and love for mistletoe.

Size: 4 x 1 x 4 inches

Ganz Cardinal of Comfort Memorial Ornament

An acrylic cardinal piece that behaves like glass and crystal with the light dancing off the varying angles!

Perfect for someone that wants the versatility of a tree ornament or stationary tabletop art.

Size: 3.5 x 1.5 x 2 inches

Ganz Cardinal Krystal Snowflake

An acrylic snowflake and cardinal piece that behaves like a crystal with the light dancing off every point of the snowflake.

Perfect for the crystal lover on your list (who won’t mind it’s not genuine crystal 😉

Size:0.2 x 0.2 x 4.5 inches

Hallmark Ruby Red Cardinal Ornament

This Hallmark Keepsake ornament is perfect for the collector on your list or anyone who appreciates metal art.

Comes with a vibrant red Hallmark box for easy gift-giving.

Size: 8.3 x 5.5 x 3.7 inches

Precious Moments Porcelain Cardinal Ornament

A popular ornament since first introduced in 2013. Perfect for someone who loves a big splash of color in their tree and appreciates the intricate detail that went into the gold edging and beading in this ornament.

Size: 2.68 x 2.68 x 4.71 inches

Handcrafted Two-Tone Wood Cardinal

Perfect for someone who appreciates beauty in the simplicity of a hand-crafted wood piece.

Comes in a lovely organza gift bag easy for gift-giving.

Size: 3 x 2 x 0.5 inches

Memorial Red Cardinal Porcelain

A lovely porcelain ornament that espouses the sentiment for a heart grieving the loss of a loved one. Perfect for anyone in need of comfort.

Comes with a gold cord for hanging on the tree and a lovely gift box for easy gift-giving.

Size: 2.85 x 2.85 x 0.12 inches

Enesco’s Jim Shore Woodland Cardinal on Branch

A unique piece perfect for someone who needs less red on their tree or a piece that is unassuming yet beautiful.

Size: 2.75 x 1.75 x 4 inches

Brownlow Gifts Cardinal House

This sweet metal piece is perfect for the folk artsy person on your list or someone who appreciates the traditional colors of Christmas along with the tradition of the red cardinal.

Size: 3 x 3 x 1 inches

Cardinals with Holly, Berry & Snow (Set of 6)

These hand-painted polyresin designs are perfect for someone who isn’t satisfied with “just one” cardinal ornament. Alternately, this set of 6 can sit on the tabletop as well as on the tree.

Size: 5.55 x 5.24 x 2.83 inches

Red Cardinal Clip-On Ornaments (Set of 12)

Made from a high-quality foam material and metal clips, this set of 12 large cardinals allows you to decorate throughout the tree and home.

Perfect for someone who loves to pay homage to the red cardinal.

Size of each cardinal: 11.1 x 7.36 x 2.87 inches

Hallmark Porcelain Cardinal Ornament

Get your 2020 Hallmark ornament while they last! Perfect for the collector on your list.

This whimsical porcelain cardinal ornament comes in a packaged box for easy gift giving.

Size: 2.5 x 1.73 x 4.25 inches

The Bridge Collection Cardinal Clip-on Ornaments (Set of 3)

When just one ornament won’t do. Randomly place this set of 3 detailed cardinals throughout your Christmas tree or garland strewed across the mantle.

Perfect gift for a detail-oriented holiday decorator.

Size:  2″ x 2″ x 1.5″

Midwest CBK S’Mores with Cardinals Ornament

Four adorable little cardinals enjoying a S’mores treat. This sweet ornament is perfect for a child or someone who loves to have fun.

Comes with a loop for hanging and is contained in protective packing for easy gift giving.

Size: 3 x 3 x 3 inches

Ganz The Christmas Cardinal from Heaven Ornament

Affordable cardinal ornament to light up a tree.

Perfect gift for a child, friend, or acquaintance.

Size: 3″ x 1.25″ x 1.75″

Banberry Designs Mini Clip-On Cardinal Ornaments (Set of 18)

Adorable brightly painted cardinal ornaments to clip onto the tree. With 3 different variations with gree holly wreaths, gold ribbons and a Santa hat, they’re all sure to bring a smile to your face.

Perfect for someone who loves sweet little depictions of the cardinal.

Size: Each is about 1.5″ tall

Pannow Cardinal Clip-On Velvet Ornaments (Set of 12)

These are not your ordinary set of clip-on cardinal ornaments. This set of 12 made cardinals reflect a life-like depiction of the redbird. Decorate the tree, flower arrangements, wreaths, or anything else that needs a splash of red.

Perfect for the sophisticated holiday decorator.

Size: 5.5″ x 2.5″

Cardinal Memorial Ornaments For Someone Who Lost a Loved One

The male red cardinal has long been considered a messenger from heaven sent by a loved one who has passed. Some have even reported regular sightings of red cardinals after the death of someone close. Many believe the message they bring is that of love and encouragement as they often visit during times of despair.

If you know someone who lost a loved one, a gift that reminds them that a loved one is near makes for a truly meaningful gift.

Waahome Memorial When Angels Are Near Cardinal Ornament

Affordable glass-looking heart-shaped memorial cardinal ornament with the phrase “When cardinals appear angels are near” on it.

Perfect for someone who’s recently lost a loved one to bring comfort during a time that can be difficult.

Size: 4 x 4 x 0.7 inches

Ganz A Cardinal appears When Angels are Near Cardinal Ornament

Metal ornament poetically inscribed “A Cardinal appears when Angels are near”. Comes with a hanging crystal snowflake.

Perfect for someone who’s recently lost a loved one to bring comfort especially during a time that can be very difficult.

Size: 2.99″ x 2.91″ x 0.35″

Branberry Designs LED Memorial When Cardinals Appear angels are near

Light up someone’s life with a “lighted” memorial cardinal ornament. It’s inscribed with “Cardinals appear when angels are near” so the perfect gift for someone mourning the loss of a loved one.

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

Size: 4″ Diameter

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Happy Holidays!