Glass Pickle Ornament 4inches

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"In the tradition, an ornamental pickle is placed on a Christmas tree as one of the Christmas decorations. On Christmas morning, the first child to find the pickle on the tree would receive an extra present from Santa Claus or would be said to have a year of good fortune."

This Kringle Glass Pickle Ornament is 4 inches long and about 1 inch in diameter.
The Kringle Glass Pickle is shiny emerald green with a mirror like finish and all the bumps of a real cucumber. 


The Untold Story of the Christmas Pickle Ornament

Do you know the history of the Christmas pickle? If not, don't worry—it seems as if nobody really does!

It's kind of a big dill at my house.  Every Christmas, our halls and tree are decked out from top to bottom. In the midst of all the glittery, sparkly, shiny ornaments and garland, there hangs a single glass pickle 

It's the most sought after piece of decoration in the house... and for good reason. See, on Christmas Eve, after the children have fallen asleep, my parents sneak downstairs and hide the pickle in the boughs of the tree. Because of its green color, it blends into the evergreen and is hard to spot. The first child to find the ornament on Christmas morning is granted the privilege of unwrapping a special gift from under the tree.

The story behind the gherkin-themed game? For years, people believed that the Christmas pickle tradition was passed down through the generations from Old World Germany. Other people believe the pickle is in honor of an American Civil War soldier who was saved from starvation on Christmas Eve by eating a pickle. Still boys who were trapped in a barrel of pickles.Which of these explanations is correct? Apparently, none of them. Historical evidence supports the theory that the tradition was most likely fabricated by salesmen during the late 1800s to promote German Glass ornaments in American stores.

Whichever story you believe to be true, there's no doubt about the fact that the pickle ornament has become a mainstay in many homes across the country, including my own. Even though Iothers believe that the tradition has something to do with St. Nicholas saving two 've never been the first to spot that pickle myself (I'm a late sleeper), it just wouldn't be Christmas without it hiding in our tree.