If it is true that having a bird nest in your Christmas tree, will bring you luck in the coming year, then we should be having quite a good 2010!! This year, I left all of my ornaments and baubles in the box, and decorated with birds, bird nests, and coppery brown poinsettias. I do have a few strands of lights on the tree as well. And it is so pretty in the evening, with just a soft glow of light. I am enjoying getting prepared for Christmas this year, more so than in a very long time. After losing my dad 6 years ago, right before Christmas, the holiday magic was lost. But now, we have three bouncing little grandchildren, that have brought the magic back. Everything is brand new again this season. And seeing Christmas through the eyes of a child is truly something to enjoy!