Have you ever heard of the legend if the Christmas Spider?
I think the Christmas Spider is a really lovely Christmas story.
“According to ancient storytellers, there once was a widow living in her cramped, cold hut with her children. One day, a pine cone dropped from the tree outside and took root. The children, excited by the prospect of a tree for Christmas, tended the seedling and made plans about how they would decorate the tree. Poverty was a way of life for the small family, and when Christmas approached, the widow knew that they would not be able to decorate the tree. The children and the widow accepted their fate and went to bed on Christmas Eve, the tiny tree branches bare.
But the household’s spiders heard the children’s sobs and spun intricate webs on the tree. Early on Christmas morning, the children cried, “Mother, mother wake up and see the tree. It is beautiful!” The widow rose to find that during the cold night a spider had spun its web around the fragile branches. As the rays of the sun crept along the floor and silently climbed the tree, the glow touched the threads of the web turning each one into silver and gold, and, as the story goes, from that day forward the widow never wanted for anything.”
This version is from Ukraine.com
For My Christmas Spider Nails I started with the lovely Beauty Never Fails from A England.
Then using I’d Melt For You from China Glaze and Golden from Revlon I stamped the gold and silver Spider Webs.
The web image Is from Stamping plate HD04.
Hardly anyone I know has heard of this story so If you are interested here’s a bit of further reading 🙂
Christmas Spider Wikipedia Page
msichicago Holiday Traditions