Pickle Ornaments On A Christmas Tree Hold Special Meaning, Believe It Or Not

Pickle ornaments on a Christmas tree? I know the idea sounds alien to many. But if you have seen a tree with one, then you are a very lucky duck.

And I get it, seeing the decorations might seem a little odd and hilarious at first.

pickle ornaments on a christmas tree hold special meaning, believe it or not

After All, What Do Pickles Have To Do With Christmas?

History, as always, has some answers. Believe it or not, pickles are a holiday tradition from the Old World.

Back in the day, the first kid to find a pickle got the envied privilege of getting the first present, the extra present, or even the job of handing out presents. On top of it all, the lucky kid was also assured of good fortune for the year.

pickle ornaments on a christmas tree hold special meaning, believe it or not

That's a sweet deal, right?

And here's another interesting thing. The Weihnachtsqurke custom is something most Germans have never heard of.

You might know Weihnachtsqurke as Christmas Pickle (or not). It is widely believed to have begun in Germany,

In A Poll, Only 9% Of Germans Claimed To Have Heard Of The Christmas Pickle

But it's very popular in the Midwest, and coincidentally, the area has many Germans. They even have a Christmas Pickle Festival in Berrien Springs.

But the truth is that nobody can really tell how the Christmas pickle tradition began, which is a bit of a pickle, don't you think?

pickle ornaments on a christmas tree hold special meaning, believe it or not

In one version of the story, an evil innkeeper put two boys in a pickle barrel, and they were freed by St. Nicholas.

Another version claims that a captured civil war soldier, who was also a German immigrant, was captured in Georgia, and he was given a pickle that nourished and sustained him.

The other theory says this was just a marketing scheme when German glassblowers shaped ornaments as fruits, and some might have been fashioned into pickles.

pickle ornaments on a christmas tree hold special meaning, believe it or not

Whatever version of the story you believe, there is no harm in getting some Christmas pickle ornaments this holiday season and enjoy the delightful cheer they will bring to your home.

You have to admit. They look cute. And since not many people are in on the trend or know the story behind them, you will have a truly unique way to make your home look extra special this Christmas season.

The Best Part Is That These Christmas Pickle Ornaments Come In Many Versions

Some sparkle, while others feature a Santa's hat. Hell, they even have a knitted version, which should go perfectly with other knitted Christmas outfits you have prepared for the holiday.