Do you know the "Legend of the Christmas Spider"?
While I was looking for information to share with you about it, I found this page which shows that there are a few different versions of the Christmas Spider poem, but the idea is relatively the same.
In case you haven't heard of it (or choose not to visit the spiderwisdom.com page) here is one we like:
(A folk legend from Germany and the Ukraine)
Once upon a time, long ago, a gentle mother was busily cleaning the house for the most wonderful day of the year.... The day on which the Christ child came to bless the house. Not a speck of dust was left. Even the spiders had been banished from their cozy corner in the ceiling to avoid the housewife's busy cleaning. They finally fled to the farthest corner of the attic.
We wish you and your family A Very Merry Christmas!!
~Matilda and Bonnie