Classic Pickle Glass Ornament with Legend Card. Inge Glas ornaments are created from new and antique moulds. New in 2001. Inge-Glas No. 1-617-01. Mouth Blown. Hand-Painted.
4-1/4"from tip of cap to bottom of ornament. This is the largest pickle available.
Made in Germany
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:
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