Here’s A Christmas Tradition: Putting A Pickle On The Tree

Here’s a Christmas tradition you might want to incorporate into this holiday season, especially if you have kids.

Have you heard about putting a pickle on the tree? Known as Weihnachtsgurke in German, meaning Christmas pickle, the custom is actually a contest. On Christmas Eve, you place a glass pickle ornament on the tree and the first child to find it, gets to open the first present, an extra present, or distributes them out to the family. While some claim the tradition started in Germany, especially based on the name, it seems F.W. Woolworth started telling people that in order to sell more ornaments, which he imported from there in 1880.

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