For the next few days I will feature "angel Christmas postcards". They are among the most beautiful of the season and a personal favorite.
Today's post card by an unnamed artist, shows an angel in clouds holding a Christmas tree. In my husband's native Switzerland, the children are not allowed to go into the "parlor" (stube) on Christmas Eve. Then, after supper, a bell rings and the doors are opened to reveal a magnificent decorated tree lit with candles with presents underneath - brought not by Santa Claus but by the Christmas angel (Christkindli). In our home here in the US, we follow primarily American traditionsbut have added a "Swiss twist". Every Christmas morning my husband descends the stairs to see if Santa (Christkindli) has come and then rings a bell signaling that the children can join him.
This card can be found in my eBay store : Lovely Antique Christmas Postcard Angel Candles Tree.
You can find more Christmas angel postcards in my store here: Moody Mommy's Christmas Angel Postcards