I remember them and yet I have no idea why I haven't bought any until now. You would think I would have wanted to have this tradition as soon as I had my own family. But somehow I think it was HER tradition for so long...that I could not bring myself to make them mine.
This year, I felt the need for them. I bought a cheap set--I have no idea if they will last this season. At least they come with the clowns, so I hope to bring them out for birthdays, just as she did.
This evening, we had them burning while we ate dinner. And Willow noticed the patterns of metal and light spinning on the ceiling. The children sat eating their dinner and watching the patterns and listening to the chimes.
Later, after they had jostled each other for the honor of blowing out the candles, after they left the room to watch a Christmas cartoon...my husband and I re-lit the candles. And I watched the angels spin.
UPDATED: For those interested in getting your own angel chimes, I found this cheap set at on-line at Miles Kimballs (Ama.zon also has them). My Grammie's set was quite well made, not sure where she got it from. The chimes are a Swedish tradition.