Christmas pickle

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This weekend we finally decked the halls, hung the stockings with care, and put up the tree. We even found time to hide the Christmas pickle!

No, that's not a euphemism, it's an ornament!

Finding the Christmas pickle is a tradition that encourages kids to stop and smell the roses look at the holiday decorations and savor the season. Sort of a vegetable version of "Where's Waldo" tucked amongst pine boughs.

No one knows where the tradition of the Christmas pickle originated. Many think it was from Germany, but no one in Germany had heard of pickles in Christmas trees except for the glass blowing company that produces them.

But even if the history of the pickle ornament doesn't originate from the Old World, looking for that elusive green ornament is a great reason to sit and look at the Christmas tree as a family. This is going to be my year, I can just feel it!

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.