Christmas Angel cross stitch pattern, It’s not really festive until you’ve had a visit from the cross stitch Christmas Angel.
Our 16 count Aida Christmas Angel in shades of gold is ready to cross stitch so you can buy now and download instantly. The pattern includes black and white and color blocks which are easy to follow, as well as recommendations for thread. The design is easy to make and should only take a few hours.
Angels are popular in bible stories and are usually wearing long white robes with golden hair and white wings. Sometimes they’re playing trumpets or harps and sitting on clouds.
They’re often messengers and there are different angels for different jobs. Probably the best known angel is Gabriel who foretold the births of Jesus and John the Baptist. He is said to blow a trumpet to herald the Lord’s return to earth.
Christmas Angel traditions
Gabriel, who always wears white and blue, is the patron saint of people who work in broadcasting, TV and radio as well as postal workers, clerics and, somewhat unusually, stamp collectors.
There is also the Archangel Michael, who wears red and carries a spear. His job is to put down enemies of the church while Gabriel’s job is to announce man’s salvation.
Angels have often been depicted in works of art, particularly in Italian renaissance paintings. They are believed to help people in times of trouble.
The earliest known depiction of an angel was on the Prince’s sarcophagus, which was discovered in the 1930s in Istanbul. They’re often found on tombstones, particularly on those of children who died in Victorian times.
You could make our little angel into a card for your friends this Christmas or you could put it into a little frame as a gift or you could hang it on your Christmas tree. If you prefer, you could use holographic thread in gold or another shade to make the colors really pop.