The Christmas Pickle, 3"

Classic Pickle Glass Ornament. New in 2001.  Inge-Glas No. 1-620-01.  Mouth-blown. Hand-Painted. 3”" from tip of cap to bottom of ornament. 

Made in Germany

This, the medium pickle available; it is for the "middle-aged" child.  The pickle ornament is also available in 4-1/4" (for the youngest child) or 1-1/4" for the older child.

Legend: "A pickle used as decoration on a Christmas tree seems odd at first, but it is an old German tradition. It is customary to hide a pickle among the branches of the tree on Christmas Eve. The first child on Christmas Day to find the Christmas pickle receives an extra gift! The reason for three sizes of the pickle are for the ages of the children. The largest pickles are for the toddlers. As they grow up the pickle size gets smaller." - Inge-Glas

and a Pickle Poem:

Every family has their own tradition for the special treat enjoyed by the child who finds the pickle. The following are possibilities for your tradition:

The child who finds the pickle:
     - has good luck throughout the year
     - receives a special treat
     - opens the first present Christmas morning
     - says Grace or reads a poem at Christmas dinner
     - is chosen to be the Silent (Secret) Santa for the day (secretly doing something nice for one or more family members or friends)
Inge-Glas of Germany - since 1596
Oldest Christmas Ornament Company in the World
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Environmentally committed workshop
Pure high grade German glass and lead free paints, lacquers, and glitters
Dedicated to the ecological future of our planet and 
preserving their centuries-old tradition of the art of glassblowing
Mouth-blown, hand-painted in Germany
Inge-Glas is the premier classic glass ornament workshop
Item No. IGO832

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