Why are robins a symbol of Christmas? Postmen in Victorian times were nicknamed 'robins' because of their red uniforms, so gradually robins began to appear on Christmas cards as a representation of the postmen who delivered them and the image stuck!
The National bird of England and the herald of Christmas - lovely little birds who peck through the lids and drink the cream from the top of the glass milk bottles on people's doorsteps. English Robin. The postmen at Christmas were named the robins because they dressed in red so people put robins on the Christmas cards.