A Pickle Tradition

One of the most beloved holiday traditions that we have in my family is the Christmas pickle.  It started as a gag gift from my parents after I tormented my nephew with a game I called hide the pickle when he was very young.

Little known to any of us at the time but there was an actual Christmas tradition based on hiding a pickle.  So the following year I received a ceramic pickle as a gift to hang on the tree.  As my family grew so did the amount of pickles that now hang on our tree.

History of the Christmas Pickle

The pickle tradition originated in Germany and legend has it that on Christmas morning the first child to find the pickle on the tree would receive an extra present from Santa Claus.

Pickle Christmas Ornaments

When visiting Germany of the World Showcase in EPCOT Center at Disney World you will find a tree filled with pickles.  This is a fantastic photo opportunity and makes for a great souvenir to start your own tradition.

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