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
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.
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.
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.
Christmas angels are also available as decorative accents for shelves or mantels. These may hang from hooks or garlands or rest on a base.
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.
As with so many holiday decorations, Christmas angels come in a range of styles, from handcrafted and primitive to ornate and delicately painted.
Christmas angels are also made for outdoor use, but the material choice should be appropriate to withstand the elements.
Some Christmas angels -- those for outdoor use or as tree toppers, for example -- may include lights as part of their design.
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.
If your Christmas angel is to be hung, make sure it's equipped with a sturdy hook or other clip that enables easy attachment.
Some Christmas angels need only be carefully wrapped and stored in a dry, cool location, but others may have different care requirements.
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.
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.
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