Symbol of the Stork
According to European folklore, the idea of storks delivering babies to waiting parents sprung from the belief that storks nesting and raising their own young upon roofs and chimneys was a sign of good fortune and blessing. Households placed sweets on their windowsill, letting the stork know their wish for a sweet infant of their own. When parents needed to explain to their little ones how babies arrived, the stork was a welcome answer. Even today these gentle birds are considered a symbol of abundant good fortune.