Monday, January 15, 2007
Here is a huge heartfelt thank you to Tawni who sent me 3 Christmas Pickles over the holidays. She apparently saw them and thought of me which was so incredibly nice. She sent one for each of my pickles!
The tradition of the Christmas pickle is a German one I think and it goes like this. The pickle ornament is the last one to be hung on the tree on Christmas eve and is to be hung by the parents without the children watching. The next morning, the observant child who finds the hidden pickle is said to have good luck for the next year and also receives a special "extra" gift. In our house we buy "pickle" gifts for each child and wrap them up. The child who finds the pickle gets to choose the present but no one gets left out. Perhaps when they get older I will only have one present but for now when they are young no one loses out. This year B found the pickle and got to choose his present. Last year his sister found it.