Contest Entry - The Legend of the Christmas Spider
There is a legend in Germany and Ukraine on why you want to find a spider in your Christmas tree, and the origin of tinsel. If real spider cannot be found, it is tradition to hang a spider ornament in it’s place. ~Legend Included in the Project
I created this spider ornament to give to a group of girls in my church. I received a spider ornament and a copy of the legend when I was a teenager, and fell in love with it! Not many people know it, and it gets a fun reaction when you tell people you are giving them a spider ornament for Christmas. However, after hearing the story most quickly change their mind, take the ornament, and display it gladly. I hope you will, too!