I always played an angel in my church's annual christmas program. except for that one year there weren't enough boys in sunday school so i donned a beard and played a Shepard.
I don't know much about real life angels, having never recognized one. I've met angelic people but none who seemed other worldly.
I love making angels. Every christmas i make angels out of something....from polymer clay to bleached white coffee filters to wire and silk angels. There's something reverent about making angels.