Angels are widely believed to be helpers and intermediaries between God and humankind.
Creatures of intensely blinding light, they often "turn down" their brilliance and assume normal human form to walk among us as they fulfill their specific missions.
People who study angels believe that the light of an angel is so intense because they originate from the highest light source: God. They have been known to have physical strength so incredible that they can perform other amazing feats.
According to the Bible, the first Christmas angel appeared to Mary and told her that she would have a son called Jesus. Joseph was also visited by a Christmas angel who told him what his role in this world-changing event would be.
After Jesus was born, another group of Christmas angels appeared to the Wise Men, as well as to a circle of Bethlehem shepherds, The shepherds found the stable where the child Jesus lay, When the Wise Men arrived, they gave the first Christmas presents ever - gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Today Christmas angels are alive and well, appearing just in time to help save or comfort their human friends. They appear to us in a variety of disguises, But their mission is obvious. They are sent to help people in times of great need.