OK less than 2 weeks and things are moving along at a rapid pace! We’ve covered Hostess Gifts, Cookies, Decorations, Gifts for Everyone, Candy Cane Dust, Holiday Advice, Holiday Humor and we’re not done yet! Today the Christmas thought of the day is:
Isn’t the best part of decorating a Christmas tree putting the topper on? Growing up I remember how my Dad would cut the tip of the tree to make sure that the Angel would fit. She was beautiful (well have you ever seen an ugly angel?) and had a gold mesh skirt that had 4 or 5 tiny white lites wired into it. And she held a candle in her hand. We had that Angel for a really long time; When I got married my parents gave me the Angel and I put it on top of every Christmas tree we had. After I got divorced and moved to New York City, I gave the Angel to my daughter and hope she will continue the tradition. The angel’s skirt is a little ragged but she’s still beautiful.
We didn’t always have that angel. My earliest memory of a tree topper is one so typical of the 50′s. It looked like this:
Then we had an angel with blonde hair and behind her was this reflector which was concave; This one has the reflector back however, I think our angel was not plastic but rather more like a doll.
So what was on your childhood tree? What do you put on top of the tree now? There are LOTS of options; Vintage, retro, new-manufactured from all kinds of materials. Here are few available for this year’s Christmas tree.
That’s quite an assortment and surely there’s one for every taste.
Please do write in and tell us all about YOUR Tree Topper!
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