I love Christmas Angels. Growing up, my mother had a collection of them that would come out every year around Christmas time, from tree toppers, to hanging ornaments, figures for display, or giant plastic light up angels for the front yard. There’s something very serene and calming about being surrounded by a bunch of beautiful and peaceful angels.
Growing up, we always had an angel on top of our tree instead of a star, and its something that I kind of decided Id like to continue doing now that I have a tree of my very own as an adult.
Iv had an angel on top of my tree for the last couple of years. But while I like her a lot, I always felt she was just a smidge too small for the tree. So Iv wanted to get a bigger angel. I also grew up around the Precious Moments illustrations and figures by Samuel J Butcher. Precious Moments was always a brand I really liked as a kid, with its iconic soothingly cute and peaceful style. But I haven’t had any Precious Moments items in my collection… until now.
When I saw this Precious Moments angel for sale at an extremely good price on Ebay, I knew that this was the angel I wanted for the top of my tree.
Shes absolutely adorable and beautiful, with an innocent childlike face that almost exudes the proclamation of “Peace on Earth, goodwill to Men”.
I was happy also, to be able to find a tree topper that was more doll-like then figure-like. Most angels have molded hair and cannot be moved or posed. This Precious Moments angel, while not nearly as articulated as a doll, can have her arms moved up or down, and her wings are malleable and able to be positioned as one desires. Non-molded hair is certainly a plus as well! She will likely grace the top of my Christmas tree for many years to come 🙂