Monday, 24 October 2011

Choose a Fantastic Christmas Tree Topper

It’s that time of year again!  The days are getting shorter, the trees have lost their leaves and the wind has started to howl around the house bringing snow and ice in its wake.  The Holiday Season is just around the corner and it is time to start thinking about how you are going to decorate our home this Christmas.  For many families the Christmas tree is the centrepiece of their decorating, and ornaments, tinsel and lights are taken out of cupboards where they have carefully packed away and hung around the boughs.  The most important decoration on any Christmas tree, however, is the one that sits on the very top – the Christmas Tree Topper.

Traditionally, the most popular ornaments to place on the top of our Christmas Tree are stars and angels.  A star is placed on the top of the tree as it represents the star that shone in the sky over the stable in Bethlehem, which led the Three Wise Men to the scene of the Nativity.  Angels are also associated with the Nativity, as a host of Christmas angels appeared to the shepherds who were guarding their flocks in the field around Bethlehem and gave the news of the birth of the baby Jesus.

If you want a traditional star or angel tree topper, you will find that you can now find a huge selection to choose from both in stores and online.  There are star toppers to suit every budget and every Christmas decoration theme, and you can choose from simple gold or silver stars through to very elaborate, glittering stars.  If use a lot of lights on your tree, you can find some beautiful illuminated star toppers and if you want to spend a bit more money you can also find Christmas tree toppers that are animated.  There is one very attractive and festive topper available on Amazon that has a lighted star and an animated Santa’s sleigh.

If you would rather have an angel, you can choose from cute, doll-like angels with gauze wings and tinselled robes, stylized angels and more classical angels.  Again, you can choose from relatively simple, inexpensive angel Christmas tree toppers or go for more ornate angels with sumptuous robes, real wing feathers and lights.  You will also be able to find an angel topper that is dressed in or embellished with your theme colour for your Christmas decorating this year.

If you want to break away from tradition, you can now find many other different Christmas Tree Toppers.  I have seen some great Santa toppers, snowflakes, cheerful snowmen, and prancing reindeer. If your little ones love all things Disney, there are cute Tinker Bell and Mickey Mouse ornaments to put on the top of the tree, or if all your kids are boys why not go for a Yoda topper? There are so many great designs out there that if you are looking for something a bit more unusual to put on the top of your Christmas Tree, you are bound to find it.

So where is the best place to find your perfect Christmas Tree topper?  Most department stores stock a great range of decorations for the Holiday Season, and some cities even have specialty Christmas shops that are open all year round.  But to get the widest range of Christmas Tree Toppers to choose from, why not have a look online?  Amazon has a great selection to suit every pocket, and you will also probably be able to find matching baubles and tinsel at the same time.  Or if you want a more homespun Festive Season, why not make your own star or angel from card, scraps of fabric and glitter?  I’m sure that your kids would love to make a glittering star or stick the wings on an angel, and then every year when you get your decorations out, you will have some wonderful memories of a happy time that you spent together as a family to enjoy.

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