Have you ever seen a pickle-shaped ornament on a Christmas tree before? Well then you can consider yourself a lucky person.

When you first see a glass pickle on a beautifully decorated Christmas tree toy may think “Gosh, that’s strange”. But as Wide Open Country writes, it's said to be a fortuitous sighting—and part of an Old World holiday tradition. There are a few variations, but the story goes that the first child to find the pickle Christmas ornament is to be awarded with the first present, an extra present, or the job of handing out the presents, as well as good fortune for the year.

This custom is known as Weihnachtsgurke, or Christmas Pickle, supposedly has its roots in Germany, apparently a lot of Germans haven't even heard of it. In fact, the New York Times reported that out of 2,057 Germans polled, YouGov determined 91% were unaware of the legend.

This would be a fun tradition to start at our home with our kids. They are always up for a challenge. There are quite a few pretty pickle Christmas ornaments yo choose from. I found some at Target, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Pier 1 and Amazon.com.

Now the next time you see a pickle ornament on a Christmas tree you it won't seem so strange.

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