This year...consider making a nature tree for the birds. You can decorate a tree outside with treats for your feathered friends. It's a cruel world out there...and those cute little birds are scurrying to find enough food to keep themselves alive each day. And when it is below freezing, they could use a bowl of water too. Here is one of many sites that shows how to make a nature tree for the birds.
If you do it near a window you will be able to see how much they appreciate your generosity.