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The Legend of the Christmas Spider

I know what you are thinking….spiders?!  At Christmas?! Spiders are for Halloween.  Well, not in all parts of the world.  There are stories in Eastern Europe, usually from the Ukraine, that tell of a Christmas spider and people will include a spider ornament on their Christmas tree. There is more than one story out there, so you can choose your favorite. Version One: A poor but hardworking widow once lived in a small hut with her children. One summer day, a pine cone fell on the earthen floor… Read More →