The Legend of the Christmas Spider
Well Tri-County Pest Control fans, Christmas is this Friday! In a short while, families will come together to share good food, memories and stories. However, before you go off to be with your family, we would like to share a story with all of you. It is undeniably one of our favorites, and we think that you’ll love it too. It’s the Legend of the Christmas Spider.
It was Christmas Eve in Germany, many many years ago. On a hillside there was a small house, where a family was cleaning their dwelling from top to bottom. The resident spiders, not wanting to get swept up by the broom, hid in the attic. Soon nightfall came, and all were snuggled in bed, with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads. The spiders crept downstairs, and to their amazement, found a beautifully decorated tree in the middle of the living room! The spiders were so excited, that they scurried up the glittering tree. They were filled with happiness as they jumped from branch to branch. The spiders were having so much fun, but unfortunately they had left their mark. A large, dusty, gray spider web covered the entire tree.
Soon, Santa came by with presents for everyone in the house. When he saw the tree covered in spider webs, he didn’t know what to do—he smiled because he saw how much fun the spiders were having, but he knew how heartbroken the mother would be in the morning when she found the tree covered in a dusty web. That’s when an idea struck him. He turned the webs into shimmering strands of silver and gold, and the tree was even more beautiful than it was before!
When the family awoke the next morning, they ran into the living room, and were awestruck at the beauty of the tree, glittering in the morning sun. Never before had they seen a more beautiful tree! Only the mother knew that a Christmas miracle had occurred that night.
From that point on, people started to decorate their trees with tinsel, as a reminder to the Christmas miracle St. Nick himself performed that night.
We tell that story to our families every Christmas, and we hope that you may share it with your family too. For the best effect, try to tell it when everyone is gathered around the tree (it’s what we do!).
From our family to yours, we wish you all a very merry Christmas!