What Would a Vintage Christmas Tree Be Without a Christmas Angel?
As you add vintage and antique Christmas ornaments to your collection, it is important to remember to add at least one vintage Christmas angel ornament. After all, don’t you think that a vintage Christmas tree needs at least one Christmas angel on it?
Christmas angels have been a symbol of the hope and light that Christmas brings for a very long time, so it is not surprising that Christmas ornaments have been made in just about every type of material imaginable in the shape of a Christmas angel. Angels are magical, mystical creatures. For many, angels represent God’s love visiting your family during the Christmas season. And even for those who do not believe in God, angels are part of the inexplicable part of the world but represent happiness.
Christmas angels are often the Christmas tree topper as well as regular ornaments. The other popular tree topper ornament is a Christmas star.
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Antique and Vintage Glass Angel Ornaments
Glass is one of the oldest ornament materials, and has been used often to depict Christmas angels because it is transparent. Angels are usually shown with wings, and since Christmas ornaments dangle, it is one way to show an angel in flight. Glass lends itself to the illusion of flight well, and therefore many older vintage and antique Christmas angel ornaments have been made of glass.
Another popular material used to make antique angel ornaments is wood. Before electricity, it was often a hobby, especially for men to whittle ornaments and toys out of wood for children. This was something that could be done with just a small knife and small piece of wood, and passed the time until daylight. To decorate the wood ornaments, and give them more details, people hand painted them.
Vintage Glass Angel Christmas Ornaments
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Vintage Plastic Angel Christmas Ornaments
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Vintage Porcelain Angel Ornaments
Antique and vintage porcelain angel Christmas ornaments are a really beautiful addition to any vintage decorated Christmas tree and vintage home decor. You can find porcelain Christmas ornaments that are white porcelain and also hand painted vintage porcelain ornaments.
Most Christmas angel ornaments are shaped like girls or women, but from time to time you can find a male Christmas angel ornament, or Christmas tree topper.
Vintage German Angel Christmas Ornaments
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Vintage Fabric Christmas Angel Ornaments
If you are looking for a more homey type of vintage Christmas ornament, you might consider looking for vintage fabric Christmas ornaments. Felt is a popular fabric used to make Christmas ornaments, or you can also find unused felt Christmas ornament angel kits, and make a vintage style brand new felt Christmas angel ornament.
Vintage Felt Angel Christmas Ornaments
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Making angel ornaments at home is a great idea for parents to do with young children, so that they have their own Christmas angel for the tree.
Other types of vintage angel ornaments for your vintage Christmas tree are lace ornaments, plastic ornaments, and beaded and sequin ornaments.
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