According to legend, the pickle ornament is a tradition that began in Germany many years ago. The Christmas tree was cut and decorated with glass balls and other ornaments on Christmas Eve by the parents. Among these decorations, one special pickle ornament was carefully placed within the boughs of the tree. On Christmas morning, the children eagerly awoke to see the beautiful tree. The first child to find the pickle would be rewarded with an extra gift from St. Nicholas for being the most observant child. This is the perfect pickle to begin your own special tradition. The glass ornament comes packaged in a decorative glass jar, perfect for gift-giving.