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This is a photo of Frida and her first cricket. I have dolled them up for Christmas.
It has been a spider-y sort of Christmas for us (to be fair, when is it not a spider-y sort of time) because yesterday we received a *lovely* hand made spider ornament from my cousin Julie and her family. It was attached to the legend of the Christmas Spider. If you don't know this story you can read a version of it here: http://www.kraftmstr.com/christmas/books/spider.html it is a sweet story of how spiders created the first tinsel with the help of the Christ Child (or Santa depending on the version) We have several illustrated copies of this wonderful tale in our spider book collection.
It was such a thoughtful surprise and now hangs in a place of honour on our tree. One can never have too many spider decorations, I always say.
Thank you Julie, Chris, Taylor, Madison and Natalie for our lovely spider!
Happy Christmas everyone!
PS here's a good ole cracker joke to get you in the holiday spirit:
Q: What happens to you if you eat too much Christmas tinsel?
A: You get tinselitis!