Australian Black Swan
Schwan by Max Weber
Because of their beauty and graceful movements, swans have inspired musicians, writers and poets for centuries. Though they may appear to be merely ornamental, they are very strong, and will fiercely protect and defend their families. They are known for their faithful loyalty to their mates, and their care of their little ones, watching over them and feeding them til they are able to care for themselves. Their feeding habits benefit various kinds of water creatures, as they often bring up plants from great depths, eat what they need, leaving the rest for others. People tend to associate swans with the qualities of strength and dignity.
The pattern I'm providing can make a paper swan garland or just be used for tags and cards.
You could also use the garland to grace a long shelf or mantel.
Just right-click on the template pattern and then select "print," to make your pattern for swan papers.
Above is a small card, and to the right is the tag, with the punched hole, outlined in blue glitter glue. When making these tags, you could simplify it by not making the cuts in the water area. Black construction paper paper would work great for these swans, since a great number of them, particularly in Australia, are black. Try adding black glitter to the wings or neck, an creating single ornaments.