Angels: A Christmas Theme

An Angel theme has a lot in common with some other themes in this series: Nutcrackers, Santa Claus, Cardinals, Teddy Bears, Snowmen… even Peppermint.


Wanna know how?


Hope Angels

Angels make for an easy “star of the show” – and they don’t require a lot of complementary elements to pull off the theme.


Angels, from simple styles to elegant, are perfectly happy adding their silent presence to our homes…

guardian angels

decorating our Christmas trees…

Xmas tree angels

and attending our holiday dinners.

Tablescape angels

They’re an easy graphic for Christmas cards and invitations…

angel graphics

Angels are important to the Christmas story because they played important roles in the early family story of Jesus:

  • An angel appeared to Zechariah and foretold the birth of John the Baptist who would prepare the way for Jesus. (Luke 1:1-25 and 39-80; Matthew 3:1-16)
  • The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and foretold the birth of Jesus (Luke 1:26-38)
  • An angel appeared to Joseph and foretold the birth of Jesus (Matthew 1:18-25)
  • A heavenly host of angels appeared to shepherds and announced the birth of Jesus (Luke 2:9-14)
  • An angel warned Joseph to take his family, leave Bethlehem, and flee to Egypt (Matthew 2:13)
  • An angel told Joseph it was safe to leave Egypt and return to Nazareth (Matthew 2:19-20)


Can you imagine getting to be the angels who broke open the night sky and told the shepherds of Jesus’ birth?  Wow!

Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.


If you were to do an Angel theme, how would you interpret it?  Glitzy?  Ethereal?  Rustic? What elements would you use?



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By the way… The first photo is of a painting by the art instructor at Hope Unlimited for Children‘s Hope Mountain campus in Vitória, Brazil. It’s amazing in person!

This post is part of the Themes of Christmas series. If you missed previous themes, they’re all available HERE … and we’ll keep adding new themes every day through the end of the December. You can sign up to get new posts delivered via email.


  1. This is a really great theme, Susan. It reminds me that angels are everywhere, especially during the Christmas season. It seems to me that your mother-in-law passed away about this time last year? Maybe a little earlier in the month? She’s an angel, and she’s with you just like my Dad is an angel with me.

    I think if I were to do an angel theme it would be either kind of glitzy or ethereal. Or maybe a hint of both. I can’t believe I’ve never done an angel theme for a Christmas dinner!!! I need to rectify that next year!!!!!!

    Take care, and have a wonderful weekend with your angel watching over you! 🙂

    • Alycia, it’s very nice of you to remember my MIL. You’re correct; it was early December.

      I’m surprised you’ve not done an angel theme at Christmas. I can imagine what a beautiful table you would do — and yes, I’d expect it to ethereal with a hint of sparkle… or maybe the other way around, knowing you!

      Enjoy your weekend, my friend!

  2. I have always loved angels. I think of them as gifts from God.

    Thank you for this lovely theme, Susan.