Wednesday, December 30

A Spider for Christmas

I participated in a Secret Santa swap with the TransCanada Etsy Team. My lovely package can be seen here and included this handmade ornament from my Secret Santa: a spider and web for luck. Lynn wrote out the story of the legend for me:


The legend from the Ukraine talks about an old woman who had no money to get a tree for her family at Christmas. 
She prayed for a nice tree decorated in fine silver tinsel. The spiders heard her prayers and began spinning webs on the fir trees in the garden. 
That night the magic of Christmas turned the webs silver. 
Ever since that story, it has been good luck 
in the Ukraine to have a silver spider web on your tree.

3 comments:

  1. At first I thought it was a real web ! Enjoy reading your blog. Wishing you a Blessed New Year.

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  2. your santa swap spider web ornie is fabulous.....and i just love the story that goes with it! how fun to learn customs and bits of wisdom from such faraway places! i'm wishing you a 2010 filled with happiness, good health and lots of creativity!! hugs, :))

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  3. For some reason I missed this. I noticed it as a you also might like.
    Thanks for posting it. :)

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