She is designed like a Victorian doll with a softly painted bisque face, long flowing ivory gown, and lace wings. She’s trimmed with a tiny pearl-like necklace. She has out stretched arms and holds a candle in each hand that lights up. She also has lights under her gown giving her a gently glowing aura.
Our angel’s topper has a cleverly designed halo. Behind her shoulders is one final white mini-light with an attached clear plexiglass disc. From in front of the angel, you can’t see the light itself, but only the lit circular outline of the disc creating a perfect ethereal halo.
I’m sure we’re not the only ones that have this angel, as she was mass-produced 30 years ago. She is the only tree topper our daughter has ever known. When Emily was little, I had to lift her up high so that she could place the angel on the top of the tree. To this day, Emily still enjoys the honor of topping our tree with this beautiful Victorian angel.
O God, we have never seen angels, but it seems appropriate to imagine them as beautiful and we thank You that one announced good news to poor shepherds and a choir of them joined in praising You. Hear our praises as we sing this Christmas. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen,