Sunday, July 5, 2015

Christmas Spider


I made these ornaments several yrs. back.

The Legend of the Christmas Spider

Author Unknown

 

A long time ago , a mother prepared for Christmas Eve. She cleaned and scrubbed her home, chasing the spiders from the living room with her broom. The spiders fled to the attic and listened to the excitement below as the Christmas tree was put up and decorated. When all was quiet again, the little spiders crept back downstairs to see the beautiful tree. They were filled with happiness as they crawled along every branch, admiring the glittering beauty of each ornament. But alas, by the time they had finished climbing through the tree, it was completely draped with their dusty, gray cobwebs.
When the Christ child came, He smiled as He looked upon the happy little spiders, however, He knew the mother would be heartbroken when she saw the shrouded tree. So He reached out and touched the webs and, blessing them, turned them into silver and gold. Now the Christmas tree sparkled and shimmered and was even more beautiful than before. Thus the custom to have tinsel of silver and gold and a spider ornament amongst the other decorations on the Christmas tree was born.

3 comments:

Vicki said...

Oh my gosh, how sweet is that! I've never heard it before, thanks for sharing.

Luludou said...

I'd never heard that story either! that is cute... but I still don't like spiders!

Pamela said...

That's cute, I had not heard it before. It would be a nice gift idea to type up the story on a small card and give it with the spider ornament.