Vermont Pickle is a small, Made in Vermont,specialty food company. Vermont Pickle products have that old fashioned, fresh from the garden taste, just like grandma used to make.
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The Legend of the Christmas Pickle -
The Legend of the Christmas Pickle is like many legends - only as good as the story teller who shares it. Take time to enjoy the legend (s) and start your own family legends with a Christmas Pickle on your tree, or with a gift pack from Vermont Pickle under your tree.
The Christmas pickle is not
really a pickle at all, it is a pickle-shaped ornament. A very old Christmas
Eve tradition in Germany was to hide a pickle (ornament) deep in the branches
of the family Christmas Tree. The parents hung the pickle last after all the
other ornaments were in place. In the morning they knew the most observant
child would receive an extra gift from St Nicholas. The first adult who finds
the pickle traditionally gets good luck for the whole year. This Christmas
pickle story, with a few minor variations, can be found all over the web and in
print inside the glass ornament package. It says that Germans hang a
pickle-shaped glass ornament on the Christmas tree hidden away so it's
difficult to find. The first child to find it on Christmas morning gets a
special treat or extra present.
In retrospect the real essence behind this family tradition is to take time to savor the moment with family and friends and while searching for the pickle enjoy the beauty of the tree and it's ornaments - teaching children to stop and enjoy the beauty of the season and not focus on the gifts under the tree.
Or so one of the legend
Happy Holidays from Vermont Pickle