The Christmas Angel, Fairy, Tree Topper, by whatever name you call her, is a woman from a bygone era; a woman made of no more than plastic and glitter. No wonder, when the Victorians invented her!
The old dame was due a modern makeover, so we thought why not venerate the real women inspiring us in 2017. Women leading politics, culture, business, who are worthy of wings – the likes of Serena Williams, Beyoncé, and a woman voted for by you.
Every Christmas we place a ‘Topper’, ‘Angel’ or ‘Fairy’, made of no more than plastic and glitter on top of trees. For many she has lost her meaning, which is why Women To Look Up To have created a range of modern female role models to place on top instead. The female figures – Beyoncé, Serena Williams, and a third to be voted for by the public – are sculpted digitally from photographs, with angelic wings, and 3D printed to order from the highest-grade plaster. They can be ordered online from WomenToLookUpTo.com and Etsy, and come in
keep sake boxes, with a simple but strong tree tie ribbon. The vote for the third and final woman is now open until November 1st. With only one place on top of the tree to fill, the debate for who inspired us most in 2017, begins. They aren’t any old Christmas Tree Toppers. They are women to look up to.