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Choosing a Christmas Tree Topper

Updated on July 6, 2011

Tree Topper

A Christmas tree topper is pretty simple; it's a Christmas decoration that goes on top of the tree. There are many different options that you can choose from ranging from the traditional angel or star to Star Wars characters, Santa Claus, and princesses. You may even want to just use a ribbon, depending on how you've decorated your tree; it just may help set off that elegant theme that you're going for.

No matter what Christmas tree topper you choose, have fun during the holiday season. It only comes around once a year.

Just remember that if you use a family tree topper that has been passed down from one generation to another, you may want to consider giving the topper a break for once so that it doesn't get too torn and tattered before your children get it.

Below you'll find a few Christmas tree toppers that you may want to consider, as well as a few tips when choosing a Christmas topper.

Lighted Star Christmas Tree Topper

The lighted star tree topper has 10 lights that illuminate your tree when plugged in. It is double sided, so that no matter where you put your tree, your topper star will always be at its best angle. This star tree topper is 10"H and 7.5"W and has a 4 foot green cord to blend into your tree.

There is one plug that has an end connector which allows you to stack multiple sets of lights together. You also get spare bulbs and a fuse, in case your the lights in the topper go dead too early in the season. With the 120 volts and 60 hertz, make sure that you cut off your topper when you're not home.

When you receive your star tree topper, all you have to do it attach it to your tree with a swirled metal cone that is attached to the bottom of the topper. It's pretty simple.

Angel Tree Topper

If you're looking for an angel to watch after your family this holiday season, this beautiful tree topper will do just that. This angel is about 16.5" tall. She has fiber optic wings which are very elegant, especially if paired with white lights and metallic Christmas tree ornaments.

This angel tree topper comes from the Mistletoe collection, which is a popular brand of Christmas decorations.

Victorian Santa Claus Christmas Tree Topper

We can't forget Santa Claus during the holiday season. This is a more elegant Santa Claus figurine in comparison to the jolly St. Nicholas that we're used to seeing in the bright red Santa suit. This Victorian style Santa Claus measures 18.5"H x 6"W x 10"L, which is pretty big for a tree topper, but with Santa's elegant appeal, he's worth it.

This is the perfect tree topper for any home with any tree, as it is a very realistic image of Santa, as he holds a garland with bells on his suit.

The Tree Topper Collection manufactures this Santa Claus Christmas tree topper.

Christmas Tree Toppers

Depending on how much money you want to spend, you'll find that there are a lot of options that you can consider. In most cases, the simplest tree topper will probably be around $10, but the more elaborate ones may cost anywhere from $50 and up.

The traditional Christmas toppers will include star and angel toppers. Otherwise, you may want to check out Santa Clause toppers, snowflakes, crosses, and even various character tree toppers like Star Wars and other non-religious figurines.

You can choose from LED Christmas tree toppers and un-lit toppers.

Just remember that you want to make sure that you keep in mind the height of your Christmas tree and the height of the ceiling where your tree is going to be placed. You want to make sure that you have plenty of room so that your Christmas tree topper doesn't hit the roof.

You also want to be leery of tree toppers that are heavy. If your tree isn't sturdy enough or big enough to support a heavy topper, then you want to find a smaller topper or get a bigger tree. You don't want to come home and your tree toppled over from the weight.

Because there are a wide range to choose from, you may want to shop around before you settle on the first one you see that is nice.

When shopping for a topper, you'll want to go with an idea in mind. Keep in mind how much you want to spend, what theme you want, and what figure you want. You can't just go with Santa Clause in mind because Santa Christmas tree toppers come in a wide assortment of designs from classic jolly Santa to an elegant St. Nicholas and everything in-between.

And, if you can't quite find what you're looking for, you may want to consider making your own tree topper. (See the video below if you're thinking about making your own ribbon tree topper.)

The top of your Christmas tree can make the difference in whether your tree looks completed. Some trees look better without a topper, especially those that have a more natural theme with bird ornaments, berries, and pine cones, but if you're looking for an elegant theme, the right decorations will truly completely your Christmas tree.

Make a Christmas Tree Topper


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    • tangoshoes profile image

      tangoshoes 7 years ago

      Loved this hub, made me start thinking about my own tree!

    • RNMSN profile image

      Barbara Bethard 8 years ago from Tucson, Az

      fantastic hub!! the topper is always the best :)

    • prasetio30 profile image

      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      nice hub. It looks great and I like the picture.