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What tops your tree and why?

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DeathMetalMum Sat 05-Dec-15 09:03:02

We are tryong to decide on a tree topper, last year we used dd1's school made Angel, and I can't remember what we did previously. We also have in our decorations box a star and a shop bought angel (by my dad) which neither dp or I particularly like.

We're due to put the Tree up on Thursday. Dd1 has requested we use the star but I think it should be an Angel really. Just wondering what othsr people have. Also what happens when dc make toppers in school? Do they get priority for that year? What happens if both dc make a topper?

dementedpixie Sat 05-Dec-15 09:05:21

I have an angel that I usually use but have bought a light up star for this year. Neither child has made a topper so haven't had to choose whose to use

SnowMuchToBits Sat 05-Dec-15 09:07:52

Ancient fairy, which dates from the 1960s, and adorned our tree when I was growing up. She's very elderly, but I still get excited about getting her out of the box every year! fgrin

ChristmasZombie Sat 05-Dec-15 10:23:00

I have a star. I think a star is most appropriate because it's reminiscent of the star of Bethlehem. My star was made by my dad in 1977. I inherited it when my mum decided to upgrade to a tasteful wire and glass bead star.

GastonsChestHair Sat 05-Dec-15 10:26:51


I haven't found an angel or a star that I like yet!

MrsPresley Sat 05-Dec-15 10:28:41

I have a flashing star, had it about 20 years, and will be devastated when it stops working!

Sgtmajormummy Sat 05-Dec-15 10:35:23

One of these. Our (fake) tree has a riot of random baubles that come out every year. I put the minimum effort into dressing the tree because I know that after three days it will be ignored and left to gather dust.
Just to be put away again on 6th January.
Bah humbug!

CoodleMoodle Sat 05-Dec-15 10:36:53

We've got Duggee this year...

booksrock Sat 05-Dec-15 10:37:58

A beautiful wire and plastic crystal star.

I haven't seen a angel yet that doesn't look constipated

Floralnomad Sat 05-Dec-15 10:47:24

A very blingy star , I'm not a fan of angels and beside which im an atheist so our tree / Christmas has nothing to do with religion - I'd probably stick a penguin or polar bear on the top if I was starting my decs collection now but the DC have grown up with this star and although I can throw in the odd new bauble DS insists on all the old ones going on .

attheendoftheday Sat 05-Dec-15 10:55:12

We have a needle-felt troll. I am very much not a Christian and want to avoid Christian imagery. I would have liked a sun to celebrate the birth of Mithras, but have not yet found one. I find the troll matches my Scandinavian theme.

blueobsessive Sat 05-Dec-15 10:58:19

We have a penguin wearing a scarf. Maybe it could be fun to involve the children in picking who / what should go up there?

Roystonv Sat 05-Dec-15 11:01:44

As Snow, the angel we had on our tree as a child growing up in the 60's.

HixieRice Sat 05-Dec-15 11:01:51

A star, seemed less religious than an angel but I'd never considered anything else! Can't wait for DD to make something now..

PurpleGreenAvocado Sat 05-Dec-15 11:05:23

An angel. Either that or whoever has annoyed me most recently.

MagpieCursedTea Sat 05-Dec-15 11:06:27

We have a star as DH thinks Angels/fairies look creepy hmm

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Sat 05-Dec-15 11:09:02

Always a star. Amused that people don't have an angel due to the religious connotations yet have a star which relates to the Star of Bethlehem hmm

eddiemairswife Sat 05-Dec-15 11:09:52

A tinselly star which must be 50 years old, but just below is an angel in a white, lacy dress and doiley wings.

Floralnomad Sat 05-Dec-15 11:15:15

My star has nothing to do with religion ,it's just a random star not the star of Bethlehem .

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Sat 05-Dec-15 11:16:09

Ah,but why do you think we have star decs at Christmas? grin

trixymalixy Sat 05-Dec-15 11:21:33

A star made of card and foil that my DH made for me 20 years ago.

Themodernuriahheep Sat 05-Dec-15 11:40:12

I like a star.

But Ds insisted on us getting a large blingy Botticelli angel in crimson and gold, iyswim. And dh has now become fond of it as well.

Growing up we had 1950s rigid plastic angel

But Never a fairy.

JimmyGreavesMoustache Sat 05-Dec-15 11:43:50

I'm getting an Archbishop of York

jamtartandcustard Sat 05-Dec-15 11:52:23

I bought an angel from accessorize for dd's first Christmas purely because I thought she was really cute.

knittedslippersx2 Sat 05-Dec-15 12:20:44


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