Monday, December 13, 2010


"Pickle Ornament"
6x6 Oil on museum quality panel

An old Christmas eve tradition in Germany was to hide a pickle ornament deep in the branches of the Christmas Tree. The parents hung the pickle last after all the other ornaments were in place. In the morning the first child to find the ornament would receive an extra gift from St. Nicholas. The adult who finds the pickle traditionally gets good luck for a year.  My family tradition is a little different arising this summer over my niece's birthday.  A misunderstanding lead to her grandmother thinking she wanted a "pickle" for her birthday.  So this Christmas, she's getting a "pickle" ornament.  What's one of your traditions?
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