Friday, December 24, 2010

In a pickle...


Another family holiday tradition that we enjoy...
the pickle gift!

According to one website,
“A very old Christmas Eve 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. The first adult who finds the pickle traditionally gets good luck for the whole year.”

On Christmas morning, after all {but one} of our presents have been opened, the kids search the tree for the hidden glass pickle ornament. The lucky person that finds it gets to open the very last gift!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

♥ Vicki

4 comments:

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

May God Bless you, keep you and fill your home with many wonderful memories of love and laughter with your family this Holiday Season!!

Bless you for being one of my new blogging friends its been a real pleasure getting to know you..

A very Merry Christmas to you...
Tonya

PS...Love the Pickle tradition sounds like it has made for many a warm fuzzy memory!!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

that is a cute tradition..I have never heard of it till now reading blogs.;)

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Prim Blessings! Robin

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Merry Christmas!