The History of Christmas Tinsel
Decorating the Christmas tree with shimmering tinsel has been around for centuries. Legend has it that a poor old woman was unable to provide decorations for her children's Christmas tree. During the night, spiders lodged in the tree and covered it with their webs.
The Christ Child, seeing this, realized that the woman would be sad to see her surprise spoiled. He turned the spider webs into silver, and the next morning the poor family was dazzled by the brilliant "tinsel" that shone on the tree.
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