I never meant to start a collection. It just grew. I actually started with the purple angel. My office was a storage closet with a desk for me. I felt depressed every time I went in. I added the purple angel to keep me company. Then I saw another Christmas angel in clearance, it was all alone. I took that one home too. I found angels at thrift stores, clearance isles, and people found out I liked them and then they came as gifts. Soon I had several in my crammed office, more in different rooms at home then I was given a beautiful case to put them in. I was not surprised when I filled the case. I also collect fairies and butterflies. I finally decided that what I really collect is things with wings.