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4.1 Average Rating
By Kathie
Pages are good quality card stock. Book is smaller than I assumed at 8 by 8. Areas to color are tiny.
Submitted on Jan 25, 2015
By Laurel H.
Wonderful! Great for artistic kids in the 8 - 10 age group. Fun for anyone else older who enjoys art or coloring. I hope they will be available next year!
Submitted on Dec 5, 2014
By Laurie C.
Not what I expected! Had I seen it in person, wouldn't havepurchased them.
Submitted on Nov 15, 2014
I purchased this as a Christmas gift for a friend with 2 kids under 10. The book is very nice and I'm sure she will enjoy receiving it for this Christmas.
Submitted on Oct 12, 2014
By Amy
Love these. They take some time to color and are so pretty when finished.
Submitted on Feb 9, 2014
By Chrissy
These are so beautiful I ordered a copy again this year! I used fine point ink pens on mine along with gold & silver pens, glitter, scraps of beautiful ribbons, little pieces of old jewelry--they will be gifts if I can bring myself to give them away!
Submitted on Jan 14, 2014
By j in vt
Beautiful and fun gift for those who love to color. The 10 year old daughter of a good friend made many for their Christmas decorations. Good for family projects too.
Submitted on Jan 8, 2014
By naturelover
Best for adults to use as there are small areas to color but they are lovely and made of good stock.
Submitted on Jan 5, 2014
By Nina
Wanted examples to follow
Submitted on Jan 1, 2014
By Karen J
Really beautiful and wonderful for all ages to create! I will use watercolor pencils for my Angels, and decorate packages for any celebration of the year.
Submitted on Dec 27, 2013
By Rose
Sorry, but I was pretty disappointed in this angel collection. I did read the reviews saying they were too intricate for children to color, so I planned to enjoy coloring them myself and giving them to my grandchildren for a Christmas ornament of their own. These are truly not practical to color - the ad said watercolor would work, but watercolors wrinkled the paper almost all of the spaces were filled with dark lines colored pencils were not even practical to use. I'm not sure how the ones on the book cover were done, but, try as I did with several media, I couldn't make them "work".
Submitted on Dec 15, 2013
By DontDisplay
A video instructing how to put these together would be helpful as I never did figure it out.
Submitted on Dec 12, 2013
By Christmas Angel Book
What a great collection of fairies. I got it for as a stocking stuffer for my daughter. I think I will probably work on a few of them myself. I actually purchase items that I know I would like. These will really be a keepsake when finished.
Submitted on Dec 11, 2013
By Louisa
Beautiful, but not for young children.
Submitted on Dec 10, 2013
By crains
Great fun to do with girlfriends with wine over the holidays. Complicated to color, and haven't figured out how to assemble yet, but still worth the small investment.
Submitted on Dec 1, 2013
By Mieke
I ordered this for my grand kids, ages 6 and 8. I live in a different state and sent the book to them, asking them to each color an angel ornament for my tree. I collect angels.
Submitted on Nov 28, 2013
By jp
Very beautiful. The instructions and lines on how to cut out and form the angel once drawn are not easy to understand or see, so you may have to help your child the first time. But the images are beautiful and the possibilities for coloring and decoration as wide as their imaginations!
Submitted on Nov 23, 2013
By Suzy
I really like these angels. Will make nice gifts for friends. I can't wait to get started coloring. Thanks for a gift that will keep on giving...
Submitted on Oct 17, 2013
By mngal
I can't wait to see the look on the face of the person I am giving this to. I got 2 so I would have one also. Would recommend this book to a friend.
Submitted on Oct 12, 2013
By Love my angels!
This is heaven!
Submitted on Feb 7, 2013
By Christman Angels
This is such a beautiful book which I ordered to do with my grandchildren as we always do art projects together. They can either save them for next Christmas or hang them from the ceiling in their rooms. I am eager to do this with them, so beautiful.
Submitted on Jan 30, 2013
By Sammy
These are not as easy to color as you would think. There is a lot of black in each angel which does not show up on this cover. I ordered two, kept one and will return the other one. I would have preferred more open spaces without all the black lines.
Submitted on Jan 9, 2013
By beautiful and fun
So happy to have found this in time to give to 4 year old goddess-daughter. Got one for myself so we can create together.
Submitted on Jan 6, 2013
By NinaV
I would have given this lovely book five stars, but I felt the instructions were incomplete. I added notes of my own, for the next time I decorate one of these sweet angels.
Submitted on Jan 6, 2013
By Mimi
I'm anxious to try my hand at decorating these angels for our Christmas tree, and our granddaughter will be doing a set for her tree also.
Submitted on Dec 30, 2012
By gumdrop
Very lovely. This book inspired my little kids to create their own angels & Christmas creatures.
Submitted on Dec 29, 2012
By Christmas Angels
I LOVE angels. And these are fun to color & decorate. The angels are smaller than anticipated, but also 3-D which was not anticipated! I shared one book with grandchildren and kept one for myself!
Submitted on Dec 28, 2012
By Gerrie, Bklyn, NY
These are beautiful, but not for a child to paint.
Submitted on Dec 27, 2012
By gran
My 5 great-nieces and -nephews had a grand time decorating their angels.
Submitted on Dec 27, 2012
By Phyllis
I purchased several copies of this book for Christmas presents. Everyone that I gave this book to couldn't believe how neat each of the angels were. I have decided that giving a gift that keeps on giving is so special. Also, as adults we often neglect our inner child and forget how to relax and enjoy the moment. This is the second year that I have given coloring books for adults.
Submitted on Dec 26, 2012
By peddienurse
How fun to color and design your own ornaments and then decorate the house and trees.
Submitted on Dec 24, 2012
By G.Ma Kay
Beautiful delicate. I have decided it is more for adults to savor.
Submitted on Dec 22, 2012
By Martha
Paper is good card stock, accepts glitter pen color readily.
Submitted on Dec 16, 2012
By Grandmother
I ordered this for my 6 year old granddaughter however, it was way too detailed for even a much older person.. .
Submitted on Dec 12, 2012
By Jif
This is a wonderful collection and I look forward to coloring them in. However, I found they were also a little bit to hard for the children I wanted to gift the books to, gifts they will have to grow into.
Submitted on Dec 12, 2012
By Lorraine Mazza Kuehn
The coloring lines are too close together, you need a fine line marker. Adults or older students only. Disappointing purchase.
Submitted on Dec 10, 2012
By Housing Manager
This was a big disappointment. I ordered two copies to be used as a project for senior citizens, but they were completely unsuitable due to the size too-oooo small of the angel images. The concept of the book is good, but the actual images need to be larger, at least for old eyes and arthritic fingers!
Submitted on Dec 6, 2012
I was overjoyed to see this in print again! The angels are lovely and it's very fun to color and glitter them. I recommend colored pencils.
Submitted on Dec 3, 2012
By Anonymous
Very pretty, but hard to assemble. Not for children.
Submitted on Nov 13, 2012
By Jean
Really cute.
Submitted on Nov 13, 2012
By Ruth
Submitted on Nov 10, 2012
By Disappointed
Reading the description I thought this would be a nice gift for my 11 year old granddaughter. When I looked at the pages I knew she couldn't color or paint these. An adult would find it difficult. The areas are so tiny and hard to distinguish you would need to work with the aid of a magnifying glass.
Submitted on Nov 7, 2012
By annie
Perfect for my 7 year old granddaughter!
Submitted on Nov 4, 2012
By Caro-Sue
I bought these to give to family as a "pre-Christmas" gift. Now I am thinking I might color them all myself and do an angel tree this year. Beautifully done with excellent graphics.
Submitted on Oct 22, 2012
By Leah
Fun and beautiful.
Submitted on Oct 14, 2012
By ruthe
Lovely book -- but not what I expected it to be. Will give it as a gift.
Submitted on Oct 13, 2012
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12 Angels to Cut Out and Color
By Catherine Stock • Illustrated by Catherine Stock
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There are three things to know about this book upfront: 1) When we carried it years ago, before it went out of print, a number of employees bought several copies for themselves because they wanted it in their families for many Christmas celebrations to come; 2) even though it was out of print for 8 years, we still had customers asking for it; 3) before it was back in print, listed one "new" copy for $50! Based on works of art from all over the world, from as far back as the 12th century, this collection of angels could end up being some of the very prettiest ornaments on your tree, centerpieces on your table or mantle, or hung from on high, and can be a Christmas tradition that takes on a life of its own. Read more...

You can use felt tip pens, watercolors, colored pencils, or crayons, and add glitter, or anything else that suits your fancy. Creating an angel is great therapy for an adult; you could get delightfully lost in coloring in the details and making sure that every outlined feather on every wing is cut perfectly. But children can try their hand at it too, especially if you're not picky about staying inside lines and seeing the angel look flawless in the end. When the holiday season is over, the angels can be unfolded and packed away until next year.

Employee Testimonial
''I first brought one of these books of angels home when we originally carried them and I think we eventually accumulated 4 books over the years (not to mention giving innumerable copies as gifts accompanied by a set of markers). Every year we bring out the unfinished angels maybe a week before Christmas, set aside an area of the dining room table, and put out markers, colored pencils, crayons, glitter, glue, sequins, etc. Throughout the course of days, lots of family and friends of family are in and out of the house. Some sit down and get totally involved in creating an angel. Others add a little something to ones that have already been started. The youngest children are particularly happy with gluing on glitter and sequins. The teenagers and adults like painstakingly coloring in every detail. One nephew made a ''punk'' angel when he was a 'tween -- all black! We have quite a collection now, and we wish we'd had each person sign and date the angels they created. When we first began doing this, we perched the various angels on the Christmas tree, but as the collection has grown, we've put all the completed angels together on a table as a host of angels, or had them lined up across the valance of the drapes in the living room -- sort of an ''angels we have heard on high'' effect. The last Christmas my older sister was still in good shape (she died several years ago), we attached nylon cord to the angels and hung them individually from the ceiling in front of the fireplace, going from the fireplace to the entry doorway. The effect was magical. You walked into the house to be greeted by hosts of angels flying above you. My sister burst into tears when she came over for Christmas that year -- she was so touched by the sight. We did the same thing this past year, and my granddaughter and daughter-in-law were full of delight and wonder at the magical effect when they came in on Christmas Eve.

Making the angels could also be a family project or group gift for someone. Each family or group member can create an angel and sign it and then you give all the angels to the recipient. You can send angels to members who live elsewhere and ask them to complete one and return it to be part of the group gift.

This started out as such a small activity, with just a few angels being made the first year we did it, and now has grown to be quite a collection as we've brought out the unfinished angels for people to decorate over the years. Making the angels has become a treasured tradition in our family and bringing out the box of finished ones always brings back memories of who made each one and when they did it.''
- Mary A.
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