The Tradition of The Christmas Pickle

The Tradition of the Christmas Pickle – This blog post discusses the Christmas Pickle plus I share with you a FREE Printable Version. #ChristmasPickle

The Tradition of The Christmas Pickle

You might have heard or seen this! Or even this packaging below from the Dollar Tree.

Christmas Pickle
Christmas Pickle Packaging

It’s Christmas, a time of jingle bells, stockings presents under the tree and family traditions. Celebrate the holidays with a time-honored German tradition and have fun with your family for years to come!

The Tradition of the Christmas Pickle – This blog post discusses the Christmas Pickle plus I share with you a FREE Printable Version. #ChristmasPickle Share on X

Following an Old World custom, parents waited until Christmas Eve to hide a small pickle ornament on the Christmas Tree, tucking it out of sight among the branches. On Christmas morning, the first family member to spot the pickle was rewarded with a special blessing for the coming year and received the first present from under the tree. 

I think I saw this in 2013, at Dollar Tree, but looked it over. This year I picked it up and went to see what it was about. Does your family do the Christmas Pickle? How does it go? I have never heard of it until now. Might be a good way to determine who opens a present first on this day.

I just wonder if there is a way we can use this pickle and have a story about Jesus with it. Maybe you can do a creation story and talk about how God created everything. Plus, you can share how God Blesses us and not the Christmas Pickle. Also, we can share that we cannot hide from God no matter where we go. I am sure there are stories we can share about Christ and God in the Christmas Pickle. If you have an idea, please share it below in the comments.

Just a note, According to WikiPedia, it is not a German tradition, but believed to be one done in right here in America.

Free Printable Version Below!

Christmas Pickle Printable

Right Click on the image, save as PDF file and then print it. Or you can just click on it and print it.

First published December 1, 2014. Last Republished December 21, 2023. #ChristmasPickle

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