Angel, Fairy, Star and other Christmas tree top
From my childhood memories, pride of place on the top of Christmas
tree always went to a fairy dressed in white. Or was it an angel? No, I'm sure it was the Christmas tree top fairy;
and she was usually last to go on the tree apart from the tinsel. One thing for sure, it was always placed after
the other tree ornaments were covering the tree, such as the hanging balls and other little Christmas
Life has become much more competitive since then, and the Christmas tree top fairy
has lots of competition now for the top spot, as the Christmas tree top ornament.
|Traditionally it was an angel (or a fairy) dressed in white that were placed on
the top of the Christmas
So what competition does the classic Christmas tree top fairy have, that
might confine her to history as the star ornament. No, perhaps writing her off like that is premature. I should
first mention that if you want a classic, antique Christmas tree top fairy as your top tree ornament, then you can
still find them. Tracking them down online is not difficult.
These days the star ornament is more common on the top
of Christmas tree, as only one of many ornaments competing for the top
Aside from the nostalgia, though, there really is a big choice of Christmas tree
toppers these days. The fairy has a close ally, an angel, competing for that top spot as a Christmas tree top
character, and even Santa Claus has been muscling in on this prime real estate, presumably tired of being
stereotyped as a chimney person.
I'm not sure if Santa is aware of this, but his insubordinate reindeer are also
seeking the limelight behind his back, and will no doubt be seen this Christmas atop many a Christmas tree. Also,
the increased fame of snowmen has gone to their heads a bit, and they too may be seen smiling out from the top of
lots of brightly decorated trees.
Other Christmas tree top
Pride of place on the Christmas tree may also just go to a shape. A star can claim
some relevance to Christmas, but other shapes too may be found in the Christmas tree top ornament role. While the
Christmas tree top fairy was usually a doll, nowadays you get all sorts of designs and materials. Hand painted
metal, for example, is now common.
|Churches often use a bright star as their Christmas tree top decoration, as the
major symbol of Christmas. It is also known as the star of
As always, though, it is down to budget and taste when it comes to buying your
Christmas tree toppers. But at least, you can be grateful that you have a choice that is now quite varied. That
used to be far from the case.
Whether you choose a fairy, an angel, a star, or something else altogether, you
can always add a touch of uniqueness to your Christmas tree top ornament with a little bit of creativity. All it
takes is involving yourself in decorating the tree, with the same zest and joy like your children do, or like you
did when you were young. After all, decorating Christmas tree is all a part of the whole Christmas tree spirit and
Your Christmas tree ornaments can, this year, bring that
special touch of uniqueness for your visitors to enjoy; and your family of course!
Enjoy your Christmas holidays and celebrations!