Guymon Family "Christmas Pickle" Tradition

For those of you who didn't know, we actually live in North Pole. I promise, no joke! We live in North Pole, Alaska. It is a cute little Christmas town all year round. We even have candy cane light posts through the town.

With that said, we also have "The Santa Claus House" which is open nearly every day of the year. You can visit Santa and pick through the plethora of ornaments. We chose this fun pickle ornament here at the Santa Claus house.

The Legend Of The Pickle
"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 the different sizes of the pickle is for the age of the children. The largest pickle is for the toddler. As children grow up the pickle gets smaller."
If you'd like me to pick you up a pickle, just email me at senderikaaletter (at) hotmail (dot) com.

This is the kids Christmas tree. The pickle is in plain site right now, but come Christmas morning it will be hidden in the deep boughs of the tree!

**PS: For those of who who like to watch Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives should watch this Friday and Saturday. It features our little town of North Pole.

"Guy Fieri heads up to North Pole, Alaska, for all kinds of Christmas favorites: Holiday ham with wild Alaskan cranberries; Reindeer hoagies; Santa burgers; and desserts that look good enough to put under the tree. Plus, northernmost holiday classics from a brewery, a barbecue joint and a Chinese restaurant."

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3 Amazing Friends Said...:

Devon said...

I was born in Anchorage and raised in Eagle River...I've lived away now for 10 years and I miss it horribly.

Great tradition! I love your blog. I made the salt dough ornaments the other day and they turned out great...I will be using them for gifts!

steffany said...

What a fun tradition.

Cher said...

I didn't know you lived in Alaska! We lived in Juneau for about 5 months...but haven't been any further than north than Scagway or Whitehorse! How fun that you live at the North pole! We have a pickle at my house, too. In fact, my in laws gave it to us last year in a REAL pickle jar so it even smells like a real pickle. fun tradition.

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