The box contained a kit to make the Christmas spider from silvery beads. My grandmother had already crafted the spiders. They are oddly beautiful, even though usually spiders are not my thing.
According to Legend, a poor woman had no decorations for her tree. A spider who had hidden in her tree to escape the dust mop watched as the woman prepared for Christmas. As the spider crawled about the tree that night he left a trail of dusty web. But when the woman awoke on Christmas morning, she found that the dusty web had turned to shimmering silver.
How about you, readers? Have you heard of the Christmas spider? I'm looking forward to having the three my grandmother gave me on our tree for years to come.