Sunday, August 15, 2021

Be An Angel Day - Stories to Celebrate These Celestial Creatures

The Angel of the Annunciation
Carlo Dolci 1653-1655

“Ever felt an angel’s breath in the gentle breeze?
A teadrop in the falling rain?
Hear a whisper amongst the rustle of leaves
or been kidded by a lone snowflake?
Nature is an angel’s favorite hiding place.”   
                                       - Terri Guillemets

When I was young, I was teased because of my abundant freckles but my mother always soothed me by saying, “Your freckles are angel kisses.”  It helped me embrace my freckles and now, I share the same lovely sentiment with my grandsons.

August 22 is Be An Angel Day. It was created in 1993 by Jayne Howard Feldman to encourage kindness. This day encourages us to inspire and support those who need it. It also is about recognizing people who have been angels to us.

To celebrate these celestial creatures I have collected some tales from around the world. Get ready to fly!


The Angel – Denmark

The Angel and the Hermit – France

Angel Dance - Indonesia

The Angel of Death - Scotland

The Best Wish – The Stories of Three Brothers and an Angel – Slavic

Dream Bread – Seven variants of the same story from around the world.

How the Angels Built Lake Lanao - Philippines

The Little Man at the Angel’s Pillar - German

Mary’s Child - Germany

The Pig Brother – United States

The Pink – Germany

The Wonderful Hair – The Story of a Poor Man Who Dreamed of an Angel - Slavic

A Woodsman and an Angel – Korea

The Tsar and the Angel – Ukraine


25 Angel Crafts for Kids


Protection and Punishment: Beliefs About Angels in Tudor and Stuart England

Angels in the Outfield – A fun, family movie, sure to make you smile.

Ten of the Best Angels in Literature


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