Legend of The Christmas Spider
A long time ago in Germany, a mother was cleaning for Christmas. Spiders fled up to the attic to escape the broom. On a quiet Christmas Eve, the spiders slowly came down for a peek. “Oh, what a beautiful tree!”
In excitement, they scurried up and out along each branch. They were filled with happiness as they climbed amongst the glittering beauty. But alas! By the time they were done, the tree was shrouded in their dusty grey web.
When Santa came with gifts for the children and saw the tree covered with spider webs, he smiled because he saw how happy the spiders were, but knew how heartbroken the mother would be if she saw it covered in dusty webs. So he turned the webs to strands of silver and the tree was even more beautiful than before.
That’s the story of tinsel on tress and why every tree should have a Christmas Spider in its branches.