When our family became a three in June, having our own family traditions become really important to me. We started this easy & exciting tradition last year on Christmas Eve of hiding a pickle deep in the branches of the Christmas tree. In the early morning on Christmas someone finds it and earns an extra gift or treat from St. Nick. If an adult finds it they are rewarded with good luck all year long. Supposedly it's an old German tradition but not many germans are familiar with it. Regardless, it's still FUN!
I found our pickle ornament in a mason jar at our local gift shop last year but if your inspired to make this one of your family traditions you can purchase inexpensively a $3.95 pickle ornament from Pier 1 Imports. You can't beat the price! Feel free to print out this Christmas Pickle poem image I made to go along with it!
I'd love to know your family traditions! Please do share :)