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Fun Fact Thursday December 19, 2019

19 December 2019


In my house finding a spider in the Christmas tree causes screams and what I’ll call “spider dancing.”  In Germany, Poland, and Ukraine, finding a spider or a spider’s web on a Christmas tree is believed to be a harbinger of good luck.   According to one legend, a spider wove a blanket for Baby Jesus, according to the other – a spider web on the Christmas tree turned silver and gold once the sunlight touched it. One way or another, decorating a Christmas tree with artificial spiders and spider webs will inevitably bring you luck and prosperity!  Speaking of Germany and  artificial, The first artificial Christmas trees were developed in Germany in the 19th century, due to a major continuous deforestation. The first artificial Christmas Tree wasn’t a tree at all. It was created out of goose feathers that were dyed green. The feather trees became increasingly popular during the early 20th century and finally made their way to the US.


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