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Nativity Sets & Christmas Angels

Celebrate the spirit of the season with Balsam Hill’s Christmas angel decorations and nativity sets. Our collection of unique handcrafted angels and manger sets for Christmas add a meaningful touch to your festive display.

Why Do We Put Angels on Christmas Trees?

The tradition of decorative Christmas angels dates back to the 18th century. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are believed to have popularised the concept of Christmas trees with angel toppers. A drawing published on a news magazine showed the Royal Family gathered around a Christmas tree topped with an angel figure. This is said to have spread the modern Christmas tree tradition through Britain and the United States. The first nativity scene, on the other hand, is commonly attributed to Saint Francis of Assisi. In 1223, he staged a live nativity scene that included actors and barn animals to recreate the nativity story.

How Do I Display Decorative Christmas Angels?

Christmas angel decorations are versatile accents that can be displayed on mantels and console tables, or used as tree toppers on our gorgeous Most Realistic Christmas Trees. With their timeless elegance, angel figures are perfect for traditional Christmas decorating themes. Pair them with trimmings in classic Christmas hues of red, green, and gold for a nostalgic effect. Choose baubles with metallic shades or intricate glitter embellishments for a touch of Victorian-era grandeur.

If you’re using an angel topper, make sure that its shape complements the style and symmetry of your tree. Decorative angels in flowing white robes have a conical silhouette that suits full-shaped Christmas trees best. Aside from the top of your tree, angels can also be displayed on an entryway table or shelf to give guests a warm greeting. You may also place the angel above the fireplace mantel, along with a matching wreath and garland set, to create a centre of interest in your living room.

What is the Best Nativity Set?

Whether you want a nativity set for under the tree or a Christmas vignette on the mantel, the best nativity set is one that captures the true spirit of the season. Put up an inspiring scene with carefully handcrafted figures that get the details just right. Balsam Hill’s collection of nativity or manger sets include handcrafted figurines depicting the very first Christmas. Each figure is painted by hand with painstaking attention to detail and features delicately assembled garments. The sets may include Mary, Joseph, the baby Jesus in a manger, and the Three Wise Men bearing gifts.

Arrange your nativity set under the tree and place Christmas presents on either side for a heartwarming backdrop to your festive traditions. As the focal point of any room, the fireplace mantel is also a great spot for a nativity scene. Accentuate it with flameless candles, lanterns, or light strings to add warmth to your tableau.

Complete your traditional decorating theme with Christmas angel decorations and manger sets from Balsam Hill. Visit the Resource Centre to learn more about our artificial Christmas trees, décor, and greenery.