The Mother had cleaned her small house the best she could finding cobwebs in corners although she had missed a few. The tree was placed lovingly in the corner of the room and the olde Mother admired it, with the little bit of paper ornaments the children had made. She hung their socks on the fire place and retired to bed.
As the family slept, a group of spiders spread the tale to their friends and upon hearing about the plight of the widow and her sons, decided to decorate the tree themselves.
They spun their fine webs and made the tree even more beautiful. In their excitement to finish, they scurried up and out along each branch. They were filled with happiness as they climbed amongst the beautiful tree. But alas, by the time they were done, the tree was shrouded in their somewhat dusty grey web. They had done their best.
That's the story of Tinsel on trees and why every Christmas tree should have a Christmas Spider in its branches.