Christmas Tree Toppers – Ever since trees began to get decorated for Christmas in the late 19th century, there has been a special place reserved for a very special ornament as a tree topper. Usually that ornament was a star or an angel. The angel, of course, stood in for the one that appeared to the shepherds.
The most popular tree topper is the angel, followed by the star. If viewed in a Christian context, the tree topper usually signifies the Christmas Star (Star of Bethlehem) or angelic hosts which proclaimed the news of the birth of Jesus to the world on the eve of his birth.
Modern pagan homes celebrate the winter solstice, which falls close to Christmas, by decorating an evergreen tree as a symbol of continuing life, but make an effort to decorate it with non-Christian symbols and often choose tree toppers representing the sun.
All over the world, tree toppers have evolved from the simple to the high tech gadgetry we have today.
Christmas tree toppers have entered the fiber optic realm. They come in stars, snowmen and angels. But they all have one thing in common, fiber optic lighting. It really adds some class to the tree. They aren’t cheap, but consider it an investment you can use for many years.
For the Star Wars fan or Jedi Knight in the family there is even a real looking Yoda that will fit perfectly on top of your tree and when the switch is turned on his LED lightsaber will light up. It retails for $39.99 and is available at the Star Wars shop.