Vintage Christmas Tree Toppers
While stars and snowflakes at the tops of Christmas trees are the favorites of many families, angels rule the roost. That's because a 1848 engraving published in "The Illustrated London News" depicted Queen Victoria and her family surrounding a Christmas tree topped with a small angel. The queen, who set trends for centuries to come, was inspired by the trees of German royalty. Their traditional tree was topped with an angel meant to...