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Do you put a pickle on your Christmas Tree? or what other heritage items are placed on your tree?

Last post Dec 09, 2010 9:51 AM by Lady Fingers . 22 replies.


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  • Do you put a pickle on your Christmas Tree? or what other heritage items are placed on your tree?

    I have one, I think it may be made out of  glass...more I think about it maybe it is metal. Been way to long since I put it on the tree. A family member who hosted a party, presented the pickle with the story to each  family represented at the party many many years ago.

    I think it's unique how some people still follow customs that were invented hundreds of years ago.

    I was just telling someone about the Christmas Spider and  the legend with it. Which reminds me I need to see if I still have all the stuff to make them one. Anyone hear of it too?

    Is their any other custom you learned and do from your heritage to place on the tree?

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  • Re: Do you put a pickle on your Christmas Tree? or what other heritage items are placed on your tree?

    I like the legend of the spider in the Christmas tree turning to gold when he saw the Christ child.

    But, then again, I like legends and traditions.

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    Our pickle ornament is quite old...belonged to my grandparents....has a hole burnt on the bottom of it from when they used candles to light the tree. 

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  • Re: Do you put a pickle on your Christmas Tree? or what other heritage items are placed on your tree?

     Yes we do it's is quite old too... we don't play the game anymore as the kids are grown now... Maybe once the Gkids are older we can start again...  

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  • Re: Do you put a pickle on your Christmas Tree? or what other heritage items are placed on your tree?

     I'm guessing this isn't the same "Hide the Pickle" game Mr. has tried to talk me intoAngel

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     I'm guessing this isn't the same "Hide the Pickle" game Mr. has tried to talk me intoAngel

     

    LOL, I've never heard of putting a pickle on the Christmas tree either Sue.

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  • Re: Do you put a pickle on your Christmas Tree? or what other heritage items are placed on your tree?

    I have my parents original 1960's silver filigree electric chirping ball - it drives my husband crazy.  Although it is much easier to find in the tree than the pickle ornament we have Big Smile

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    Summer74

     Someone wash out Sue's BB account with soap!  Surprise

     

    Now how do you know I wasn't talking about the jar of pickles in the fridge?Geeked

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    Summer74
    You and Britney Spears are not that innocent.... Stick out tongue

     

    LOL

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  • Re: Do you put a pickle on your Christmas Tree? or what other heritage items are placed on your tree?

     Hiding a pickle in the Christmas tree is an old German tradition. The child that finds the pickle Christmas morning, recieves a special gift from Santa.

    Yes, I hide the pickle in the tree after everyone has gone to bed on Christmas Eve. The person who finds the pickle gets the one and only gift under the tree.  (We open our gifts to one another on Christmas Eve)

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  • Re: Do you put a pickle on your Christmas Tree? or what other heritage items are placed on your tree?

    We do the pickle too.  The original kids have outgrown it but we have a new generation coming up who will soon be old enough to look for it.

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