The Christmas Pickle

From Germany, comes the Legend of the Christmas Pickle and Good Luck.

There is an old German tradition of hanging a pickle-shaped glass ornament on the Christmas tree, on Christmas Eve, hidden away so it would be very difficult to find.

Legend tells us that the mother and father would make this the last ornament to be hung on the tree after all the children were fast asleep. Early on Christmas morning, the first child to find the ornament would be given a very special treat left especially for them by St. Nicholas. Finding the pickle would bring good luck.

This tradition also encouraged the children to appreciate all the ornaments on the tree rather than rushing to see what old St. Nick had left for them.

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