Admiring everyone’s decorations on the Christmas tour I’m starting to wonder if there is some kind of denominational separation in tree toppers along the lines of: good Protestants have stars, Catholics have angels??? I have both (that would be the Anglican via media, I guess!), which one goes topmost depends purely on which I can get to balance up there. The angel has a hollow skirt so has the advantage in this. Plus she is beautiful, and she was a good bargain one January. It does bother me that I’m promoting this image of angels though.
Growing up we had a paper fairy with a skirt that folded out on the top of the tree. She was blue and white with little touches of silver, and we she reigned over the tree until she fell to pieces around the age of 20. By which time I had long since thought she needed to be replaced with something more appropriate to the reason for the season, but still cherished as I remembered thinking she was sooo beautiful when I was little.