Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Christmas Pickle

The myth: A very old Christmas tradition in Germany was to hide a pickle [ornament] deep in the branches of the family Christmas Tree. The parents hung the pickle last after all the other ornaments were in place. In the morning they knew the most observant child would receive an extra gift from St. Nicholas.
Good friends gave me this Garden Pickle Christmas Ornament. He’s too cute to hide.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with bountiful gardens!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder, Marie.
I forgot all about that, but we
used to do that when the kids
were young. When I gave away my
ornaments, the pickle was given
as a special treat to one of them,
but I forget which one. I'm
going to find out when we get

Marie said...

You are the first person I know that actually hung a Christmas pickle on their tree. It is a very cute idea.

Dacey said...

Wow!Its a quite play between family members.That means christmas also bring love and joy in between family members