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Christmas Tree Toppers - Angels and Stars

A Christmas tree display is not complete without the quintessential Christmas tree topper. Whether you're going for a traditional Christmas tree star topper or prefer a more modern look, Balsam Hill has the high-quality tree topper you're looking for.

What Is the Most Popular Christmas Tree Topper?

Star tree toppers are the most popular toppers you'll find across the globe. They range from the classic 5-point Christmas tree star to more elaborate designs and are usually fitted with a mounting pole base. However, there are other variations of tree toppers to match your theme of choice. Here are some common options:

  • Angel tree toppers are elegant figurines dressed in richly colored robes made with luxurious materials. Their conical base typically fits the shape of treetops.
  • Bouquet tree toppers are arrangements composed of nature-inspired elements such as faux flowers, berries, leaves, assorted foliage, and sometimes decorated with sparkly details for an enchanting effect.
  • Christmas figure tree toppers feature well-loved characters like Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer as festive accents for your Christmas tree.
  • Oversized bow tree toppers are made of decorative fabric or ribbons artfully arranged to make a stylish statement on top of your holiday centerpiece.
  • Finial Christmas tree toppers are decorative, elongated ornaments placed at the top of the tree. These tree toppers add polish to Christmas trees with contemporary-themed decorations.

How Do You Choose a Tree Topper?

When choosing tree toppers for Christmas, go through the following steps to ensure you find the right match for your display:

  • Take note of your ceiling height

    It's important to have enough space between the tip of your tree topper and the ceiling. To make sure you get a perfectly sized topper, first measure the distance between the top of your tree and the ceiling. Subtract 5 inches from that measurement. The difference is the maximum height of tree topper you should get.

  • Determine your decorating theme

    Your tree topper should complement the overall theme of your Christmas tree decorations. Classic tree toppers such as angels, stars, or Christmas figures are great choices for a traditional display. Meanwhile, contemporary decorating themes usually look best with tree toppers that have sleek designs.

  • Consider the height and profile of your Christmas tree

    The size of your tree topper should also be proportional to that of your tree. If you have a standard-sized tree measuring up to 7.5 feet tall, opt for a small tree topper. On the other hand, a large tree topper is ideal for taller Christmas trees that make a statement. Go for a star, angel, or bow topper for full-shaped trees, and complement narrow trees with elegant toppers.

  • Check the weight of the topper

    Lightweight tree toppers are usually made of paper, plastic, fabric, or fabric composites. On the other hand, heavier toppers are often made from metal, glass, or shells. These may bend the branches of your tree top, or fall off without enough support. Also consider that light-up tree toppers may contain batteries or additional wiring that could contribute to its weight and balance.

How Do You Secure a Christmas Tree Topper?

Balsam Hill offers a durable yet stylish tree topper stabilization kit that gives additional support for your tree topper. Our extension kit comes with a thick gauge metal rod, extra green- and white-colored branch tips for added fill, and plastic zip ties to keep your tree topper secure until it's time to disassemble.

A well-chosen tree topper will pull the whole look of your decorated tree together. Complete your holiday decorating set with our wide assortment of Christmas collectibles and premium home décor.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What types of Christmas tree toppers are available?

Balsam Hill offers a wide selection of Christmas tree toppers and finials, including traditional star toppers, angel toppers, and more. We also offer a variety of sizes and colors to suit any Christmas tree theme and decorating style.

What is the purpose of a Christmas tree topper?

Traditionally, the Christmas tree topper symbolizes the Star of Bethlehem, which according to the biblical account, guided the Three Wise Men to the manger where Jesus was born.

Are Christmas tree toppers necessary?

While most designers would agree that a topper isn't necessary to "top" off your Christmas tree, many believe a holiday tree looks incomplete without one.

What are the benefits of using a Christmas tree finial?

Christmas tree finials are a great way to create a festive look and draw the eye to the top of the tree. Finials also help to balance the overall look of the tree and can be used to add a touch of sparkle and shine.

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