Monday, December 6, 2010
Christmas Stories ~ The legend of the Christmas Spider (version 1)
When they heard the woman go up to bed, they crawled back down stairs to see the green tree covered in ornaments. hey had never seen anything so beautiful and they climbed up the pot on to the branches. Rushing from one ornament to another, they gazed in awe at the sparkling ornaments.
In the night, the Christ Child came to the house. He was so touched to see the tree, but it was covered in a shroud of dusty grey cobwebs. How the woman would cry at the sight of it. He knew that it had been prepared with love and so he reached out and touched it and at once the spiders webs glistened as they turned to threads of gold and silver.
And that so they say is why we have tinsel and a spider on our tree.