Christmas Angels Buying Guide

Long used as traditional tree toppers, Christmas angels can now be found in a variety of places in holiday home decorating. Many angels are prized for their delicate beauty and passed down as heirlooms, while others have a more homespun, charming aesthetic. No matter your decorating preferences, there's a Christmas angel to complement your holiday style.

Types of Christmas Angels

Types of Christmas Angels

Christmas angels come in several different types, depending on their intended decorating use and fabrication method. Some angels are created or adapted for use as tree toppers, while others are designed to complement a nativity scene, shelf, or mantel. Angels also differ based on material and style, indoor versus outdoor use, and lit or unlit. Here are types to consider before making your Christmas angel purchase.

Tree Toppers

Some Christmas angels created as tree toppers have a special base that sits over the topmost vertical branch of the tree. However, Christmas angels not created specifically as tree toppers can be adapted to rest atop the tree, too.

Nativity Scenes

Some Christmas angels are components of larger nativity scenes. They might be designed to be suspended from a manger structure or stand on a base.

Shelf or Mantel Accents

Christmas angels are also available as decorative accents for shelves or mantels. These may hang from hooks or garlands or rest on a base.

Material

Many of the most delicate Christmas angels are made from painted glass or porcelain, but they can be found in virtually every material, including wood, paper, metal, and fabric.

Style

As with so many holiday decorations, Christmas angels come in a range of styles, from handcrafted and primitive to ornate and delicately painted.

Indoor vs. Outdoor

Christmas angels are also made for outdoor use, but the material choice should be appropriate to withstand the elements.

Lit vs. Unlit

Some Christmas angels -- those for outdoor use or as tree toppers, for example -- may include lights as part of their design.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Several purchase considerations will affect the price, convenience, and enjoyment of your Christmas angel. Before you buy, carefully review several things, including how the Christmas angel will hang or sit, how to store it properly, how to care for the angel to protect and preserve it, and the size of the angel. That way you'll ensure your Christmas angel lasts for years to come.

Hanging Mechanism

If your Christmas angel is to be hung, make sure it's equipped with a sturdy hook or other clip that enables easy attachment.

Storage

Some Christmas angels need only be carefully wrapped and stored in a dry, cool location, but others may have different care requirements.

Care

How you clean and care for your angel depends on its material and fabrication. Simple wooden angels may need only a regular dusting, while painted angels may require protection from sunlight.

Size

Christmas angels come in all shapes and sizes. Some are designed to be focal points in dramatic locations, such as an entryway, while others are used to complement Christmas tree decor.

Holiday on sale

Better Homes and Gardens
$32.99 $26.88

This Better Homes and Gardens velvet micro fleece throw blanket has a great look and feel. It features a pretty pattern of trees i...n shades of red, ivory, blue and green. It is sure to keep you cuddly warmBetter Homes and Gardens velvet plush micofleece throw blanketPretty holiday trees pattern in shades of red, green, blue and ivorySuper soft and cozy warmMeasures 50" by 60"Made from 100% polyester microplushMachine washBrand is Better Homes ; Gardens read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$44.99 $36.99

This Better Homes and Gardens sherpa micro plush throw blanket has a great look and feel.; It has a pretty Christmas poinsettia pa...ttern in shades of red, green, gold and ivory.; It is sure to keep you cuddly warm.Better Homes and Gardens sherpa micofleece;throw blanketChristmas red poinsettia patternSuper soft and cozy warmMeasures 50" by 60"Made from 100% polyester microplushReverse is microplush sherpaMachine washBrand is Better Homes ; Gardens read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$309.61 $230.99

100% Cotton Queen Quilt 85 X 95Queen quilt, large and drapes on sidesBedroom dᅢᄅcor from Patch Magic in Patch WorkMachine washable....Line or Flat dry only.No chlorine No Bleach Very Gentle CycleMade from homespun checks and plaids Hand Quilted read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$44.99 $35.88

This Better Homes and Gardens velvet plush fleece throw blanket with fringe has a great look and feel. It features a gorgeous blue... medallion pattern. It is sure to keep you cuddly warmBetter Homes and Gardens velvet plush micofleece throw blanket with fringePretty pattern of words from Christmas carols on a red backgroundSuper soft and cozy warmMeasures 50" by 60"Made from 100% polyester microplushMachine washBrand is Better Homes ; Gardens read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$10.97 $9.43

Better Homes and Gardens Scent Bursts Assorted Holiday Assortment, Fresh Cut Frasier, Cinnamon and Spice, Spiced Pumpkin Pie, Cand...ied Caramel Pecan, 4-Pack:Fragranced paper warmer refills made of natural, recyclable paperInfused with pure fragranceContain no waxFast, lasts long and delivers a higher quality fragranceUse with any electric wax melt warmerSafe, simple and convenientMess-free way to fragrance your home read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$280.80 $241.72

Features- Snowflake Log Cabin quilt-- Material - 100 Cotton-- Bedroom decor-- Finest quality cotton product, hand layered and hand... quilted-- Coordinating dust ruffles and window treatments are available-- Size - King-- Dimension - 95 L x 105 W in-- Item Weight - 11 lbs-Care Instructions- Machine washable-- Line or Flat dry only- SKU: PTCM1894 read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$257.04 $192.01

Features- 100 Cotton- Intricately appliqued and beautifully hand quilted-- Bedding ensemble from Patch Magic-- The Name for the fi...nest quality quilts and accessories-- Machine washable-- Line or Flat dry only-- Pattern - Snowman-- Size - Quilt Twin- Dimension - 85 L x 65 W in-- Item Weight - 7 lbs- SKU: PTCM2234 read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$24.99 $22.88

This Better Homes and Gardens Christmas throw pillow cover has the look of a fine tapestry.; It features; Santa Claus on a red bac...kground and will make a nice accent to any room.Better Homes and Gardens Christmas accent pillow coverWith the look of fine tapestryGorgeous Santa Claus patternBack is solid green colorFits 18" by 18" pillow insertZipper closureMade from;polyester/cotton blendSpot clean onlyBrand is Better Homes ; Gardens read more

Nourison
$26.49 $18.54

Irresistibly charming accent rugs, expertly machine-tufted from premium polyester yarns, precision-printed for vibrant and lasting... color. Pile Height: 0.25 - 0.5 inch Material: Polyester Style: Novelty, Patterned Pattern: Graphic Weave Type:... read more

Nourison
$24.49 $17.14

With its whimsical words of wisdom, upbeat designs, charming color palettes and delightful textures, this day-brightening collecti...on of carved printed accent rugs will bring a fun-filled flair to any environment. Contains Latex Contains Latex Pile... read more

Products at Walmart
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
Bouquets from FTD

This item has been added to your list

This item has been added to your sale alerts