There are a few popular legends of how the robin became associated with Christmas. One of which is associated with postmen. Robins on Christmas cards first appeared in 19th Century England with the image being inspired by the uniform of the Victorian postman being a red jacket – these postmen became known as ‘robins’ and families across the country would wait with excited anticipation at Christmas time about what the ‘robin’ would bring them in the post. Fast forward to the 21st Century and the robin is one of the nation’s favourite bird and is also knows as the gardeners friend. The Robin symbolises cheer, joviality and light-heartedness show by its fearlessness of humans and the companionship they offer to the gardener who is turning over the flowerbeds in Autumn.