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This is the story of the Lucky Christmas Spider...
According to German tradition Many years ago a woman was preparing her house for Christmas.
The spiders that usually lived in the corners of the cottage were chased to the attic to escape her sweeping broom.
They could hear the cheerful preparations being made as well as the holiday decorations being arranged.
All of this was to honor the Christ Child.
Anxious to see the Christmas tree the spiders waited for the woman to go to sleep for the night then crept down to take a look.
"Oh, what a beautiful tree!" the said.
Filled with happiness they crawled up all of the limbs of the tree to appreciate its beauty.
While they climbed, as normally a spider would, they wove their webs behind them from branch to branch.
Soon, the entire tree was covered with grey webs.
When the Christ Child came He smiled and was happy to see their pleasure.
However, He knew the woman would not be happy to see her tree covered with grey spider webs.
So, He reached out to the tree.
As He touched the webs they began to shine in gold an silver strands.
The tree was then even more beautiful than before.
Thus began the custom of decorating the Christmas tree with a Luck Christmas Spider to bring good will to the household
and to welcome the Christ Child into each home.