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The Story of The Little Christmas Spider. Video Tutorial On How To Make A Spider.

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This is the story of the little Christmas spider.

The story of the Christmas spider seems to have come from Germany. I have read two versions of the story. One that Weihanchtsmann, known as Father Christmas and the other that the Christ Child helped out the little spiders. I have put both stories on here and a Youtube tutorial on how to make a Christmas spider.

I tried to find the prettiest spider I could find for this picture, but that's not easy. Spiders just aren't pretty. Their webs are beautiful.

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Mama Spider and Her Babies.

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Alabama was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday. This tradition started in 1836.

I took a picture of this spider in our yard. She took care of the babies just like any mother should. Our kids didn't like walking by her on the walk, but I made sure they left her alone. I don't like killing spiders because I know they're good around the garden. They eat insects that we don't need like mosquitoes.

Our kids are grown-ups, but they will scream and run off if they see a spider. Why? All you have to do is step on them. My husband and I don't do that. If I find them in the house I put them outside. Now if I lived in the south where there are poison spiders I may feel different about that.

We had huge spiders on the lake. They would hatch under our dock. We called them dock spiders. I could look out the window and see them sunning themselves on the dock they were that big.

One time we had a sunrise service at our cottage with our church. One man walked in the cottage and saw this huge spider hanging in the window and out he went. He said he had never seen a spider that big before.

Poland decorates their Christmas with spiders and spider webs. They believe spiders and webs stand for goodness and prosperity.

How to make a Christmas Spider

How to make a Christmas Spider. You can make your own spider or you can buy them on the internet. I got mine on Ebay.

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Another Christmas Story.

© 2011 moonlake

Comments

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on March 25, 2014:

I love your hub, but I don't like spiders, but leave them alone outside. As long as they don't get on me.

I learned a lot from this hub I did not know, I was born in Alabama, but this I think you know.

Voted up, UABI and shared.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on January 19, 2014:

Dock spiders! How interesting. I saw diving spiders when I was a child...they breath with a bubble held to their underside. I found this Hub through Au fait's spider Hub.

moonlake (author) from America on December 07, 2013:

Au fait, My brother-in-law had one get in the boat with him. He to the boat paddle the threw the spider into the lake it walked across the water and got back in the boat. Well, from there you know what he did with that spider. Thanks for stopping by.

C E Clark from North Texas on December 06, 2013:

Nope, never even knew there was such a thing as a 'dock spider' until you told me in your comment above. I researched them as a result and they're quite large in a lot of cases! Saw photos of them sunning themselves on piers as you described. I'm glad I was a landlubber. The huge spiders they have here in Texas are one of the drawbacks from my perspective and sometimes I think about moving back to Wisconsin just to get back to where there are no huge spiders, no cockroaches, no tree roaches, no tarantulas or scorpions, etc. No fire ants -- for now.

I found dock spiders very interesting (in photos). ;) I'm glad you told me about them. They're about average size for here, but that doesn't comfort my mind at all . . .

Adding this to Awesome Hubpages!

moonlake (author) from America on December 01, 2013:

Au fait, I guess you never saw a Dock Spider while living in Wisconsin. They are one big spider. Our dock was a way from our house but up in my kitchen I could look down on the dock and see the spiders sunning themselves on the dock. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the vote, pin and share.

C E Clark from North Texas on December 01, 2013:

Interesting stories. I've never had a spider on my tree -- unless a real one snuck into it as described above! The little girl does have a good voice in the video.

Here in the South we have brown recluse and black widow spiders, both of which are poisonous, but these same spiders can be found all over this country and the world, so they are not specific to the South. We do have some very large spiders, in addition to the black widows and brown recluses, but they are not poisonous, just hairy, and scary looking. Some of our spiders and insects are bigger than my car! Just kidding, but they are huge compared to anything I ever saw growing up in WI.

Voted this hub up, BAI, pinned to my 'Christmas II' board, and will share!

moonlake (author) from America on August 06, 2013:

rajan jolly, Thank you for telling me about the video I will check it. Thanks so much for the vote and share.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 06, 2013:

I was not aware of the Christmas spider stories up till now. The Christmas spider ornament tutorial video does not work.

Voted up, interesting and shared.

moonlake (author) from America on March 31, 2013:

Peggy W, Thank you for stopping by. We do the same with spiders. Thanks for the vote and share.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 31, 2013:

I had never heard the cute stories of the little spiders and the Christmas tree. Like you, I never purposely kill a spider. We try and put anything that gets into the house by mistake, back outside where they belong if at all possible. Up and interesting votes. Even though it is well past Christmas, will share.

moonlake (author) from America on December 13, 2011:

James A Watkins,

Thanks so much for stopping by. I like both versions too. I have a little spider for our tree made of beads.

James A Watkins from Chicago on December 13, 2011:

So that's where tinsel came from! I never knew.

Thank you for this excellent Hub. And "O Holy Night" is my favorite Christmas song. Isn't it wonderful?

Both versions of the Little Christmas Spider story are great.

moonlake (author) from America on December 05, 2011:

Scarface1300,

Thanks you, for stopping by glad you enjoyed the hub.

Scarface1300 on December 05, 2011:

Beautiful... I have 2 little spiders who would love to crawl around this tree LOL... Voted Up and Beautiful

Justin W Price from Juneau, Alaska on December 03, 2011:

no problem. keep writing more hubs like this. I like learning new things

moonlake (author) from America on November 27, 2011:

PDXKaraokeGuy,

Thank you for stopping by and leaving the a comment. Glad you like the story.

Justin W Price from Juneau, Alaska on November 26, 2011:

interesting story. I've never before heard of the Christmas spider. Thanks for enlightening me!

moonlake (author) from America on November 21, 2011:

Thanks writer20 for stopping by. I'm glad I have put a story in hubpages some people have not heard of. Thank you for the vote.

Joyce Haragsim from Southern Nevada on November 21, 2011:

I also have never heard of Christmas spiders before. Their story is a great one. Voted up and awesome

moonlake (author) from America on November 20, 2011:

thougtforce,

Thanks Tins, for stopping by and visiting my hub and thanks for the votes.

Christina Lornemark from Sweden on November 20, 2011:

I love these stories they are lovely! I haven't heard about Christmas spiders before so it was interesting to read. You have done a beautiful hub as well! Voted up/interesting

Tina

moonlake (author) from America on November 20, 2011:

Movie Master,

Thanks for stopping by and I glad you liked the hub. Thanks for the vote.

moonlake (author) from America on November 20, 2011:

diogenes,

Thanks Bob, for stopping and visiting my hub.

moonlake (author) from America on November 20, 2011:

Gypsy Rose Lee,

Thanks for visiting. I bought a spider ornament long ago for my tree. I haven't seen it in a long time. We put up just small trees now.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on November 20, 2011:

Hi moonlake, this is so lovely it gave me goosebumps!

Voting up/awesome

diogenes from UK and Mexico on November 20, 2011:

Good stuff! Anything that features arachnids gets my vote. Timely and awesome...Bob

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 20, 2011:

What a lovely story! Never heard about the spiders but will think of this when hanging tinsel this year. I love to see spider webs when the have dew on them on summer mornings and glitter in the sun.

moonlake (author) from America on November 19, 2011:

myawn,

Thanks for stopping by leaving a comment. I think lots of people feel the way you do. I have two grown kids that can't stand to look at them.

myawn from Florida on November 19, 2011:

the stories are nice except I don't care for spiders

moonlake (author) from America on November 19, 2011:

arusho,

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I also like spiders I just don't like the way they look. All those legs I guess.

arusho from University Place, Wa. on November 19, 2011:

What a beautiful story. I love spider webs too.

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