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A Christmas Angel Collection

45 Reviews
$8.95

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 Based on works of art from all over the world, from as far back as the 12th century, this collection of angels could end up being some of the very prettiest ornaments on your tree, centerpieces on your table or mantle, or hung from on high, and can be a Christmas tradition that takes on a life of its own. You can use felt tip pens, watercolors, colored pencils, or crayons, and add glitter, or anything else that suits your fancy. Creating an angel is great therapy for an adult; you could get delightfully lost in coloring in the details and making sure that every outlined feather on every wing is cut perfectly. But children can try their hand at it too, especially if you're not picky about staying inside lines and seeing the angel look flawless in the end. When the holiday season is over, the angels can be unfolded and packed away until next year. Employee Testimonial ''I first brought one of these books of angels home when we originally carried them and I think we eventually accumulated 4 books over the years (not to mention giving innumerable copies as gifts accompanied by a set of markers). Every year we bring out the unfinished angels maybe a week before Christmas, set aside an area of the dining room table, and put out markers, colored pencils, crayons, glitter, glue, sequins, etc. Throughout the course of days, lots of family and friends of family are in and out of the house. Some sit down and get totally involved in creating an angel. Others add a little something to ones that have already been started. The youngest children are particularly happy with gluing on glitter and sequins. The teenagers and adults like painstakingly coloring in every detail. One nephew made a ''punk'' angel when he was a 'tween -- all black! We have quite a collection now, and we wish we'd had each person sign and date the angels they created. When we first began doing this, we perched the various angels on the Christmas tree, but as the collection has grown, we've put all the completed angels together on a table as a host of angels, or had them lined up across the valance of the drapes in the living room -- sort of an ''angels we have heard on high'' effect. The last Christmas my older sister was still in good shape (she died several years ago), we attached nylon cord to the angels and hung them individually from the ceiling in front of the fireplace, going from the fireplace to the entry doorway. The effect was magical. You walked into the house to be greeted by hosts of angels flying above you. My sister burst into tears when she came over for Christmas that year -- she was so touched by the sight. We did the same thing this past year, and my granddaughter and daughter-in-law were full of delight and wonder at the magical effect when they came in on Christmas Eve. Making the angels could also be a family project or group gift for someone. Each family or group member can create an angel and sign it and then you give all the angels to the recipient. You can send angels to members who live elsewhere and ask them to complete one and return it to be part of the group gift. This started out as such a small activity, with just a few angels being made the first year we did it, and now has grown to be quite a collection as we've brought out the unfinished angels for people to decorate over the years. Making the angels has become a treasured tradition in our family and bringing out the box of finished ones always brings back memories of who made each one and when they did it.'' - Mary A.
Item#: B9540
Size: 8" x 8.25"
Made In: USA
Author: Catherine Stock
Pages: 26 pages

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Ratings & Reviews

45 reviews

Beautiful and fun gift

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Beautiful and fun gift for those who love to color.The 10 year old daughter of a good friend made many for their Christmas decorations.Good for family projects too.

Beautiful drawings...so delicate. I

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Beautiful drawings...so delicate. I have decided it is more for adults to savor.

Beautiful, but not for

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Beautiful, but not for young children.

Best for adults to

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Best for adults to use as there are small areas to color but they are lovely and made of good stock.

Great fun to do

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Great fun to do with girlfriends with wine over the holidays.Complicated to color, and haven't figured out how to assemble yet, but still worth the small investment.

How fun to color

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How fun to color and design your own ornaments and then decorate the house and trees.

I bought these to

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I bought these to give to family as a "pre-Christmas" gift.Now I am thinking I might color them all myself and do an angel tree this year.Beautifully done with excellent graphics.

I cant wait to

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I can't wait to see the look on the face of the person I am giving this to.I got 2 so I would have one also.Would recommend this book to a friend.

I LOVE angels.And these

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I LOVE angels.And these are fun to color & decorate.The angels are smaller than anticipated, but also 3-D which was not anticipated!I shared one book with grandchildren and kept one for myself!

I ordered this for

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I ordered this for my grand kids, ages 6 and 8. I live in a different state and sent the book to them, asking them to each color an angel ornament for my tree. I collect angels.

I purchased several copies

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I purchased several copies of this book for Christmas presents. Everyone that I gave this book to couldn't believe how neat each of the angels were.I have decided that giving a gift that keeps on giving is so special. Also, as adults we often neglect our inner child and forget how to relax and enjoy the moment. This is the second year that Ihave given coloring books for adults.

I purchased this as

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I purchased this as a Christmas gift for a friend with 2 kids under 10. The book is very nice and I'm sure she will enjoy receiving it for this Christmas.

I really like these

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I really like these angels. Will make nice gifts for friends. I can't wait to get started coloring. Thanks for a gift that will keep on giving...

I was overjoyed to

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I was overjoyed to see this in print again!The angels are lovely and it's very fun to color and glitter them.I recommend colored pencils.

I would have given

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I would have given this lovely book five stars, but I felt the instructions were incomplete.I added notes of my own, for the next time I decorate one of these sweet angels.

Im anxious to try

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I'm anxious to try my hand at decorating these angels for our Christmas tree, and our granddaughter will be doing a set for her tree also.

Love these. They take

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Love these. They take some time to color and are so pretty when finished.

Lovely book -- but

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Lovely book -- but not what I expected it to be.Will give it as a gift.

My 5 great-nieces and

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My 5 great-nieces and -nephews had a grand time decorating their angels.

Pages are good quality

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Pages are good quality card stock.Book is smaller than I assumed at 8 by 8.Areas to color are tiny.

Paper is good card

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Paper is good card stock, accepts glitter pen color readily.

Perfect for my 7

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Perfect for my 7 year old granddaughter!

Really beautiful and wonderful

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Really beautiful and wonderful for all ages to create!I will use watercolor pencils for my Angels, and decorate packages for any celebration of the year.

So happy to have

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So happy to have found this in time to give to 4 year old goddess-daughter.Got one for myself so we can create together.

The coloring lines are

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The coloring lines are too close together, you need a fine line marker.Adults or older students only. Disappointing purchase.