The Christmas Pickle is a pickle-shaped ornament hidden in the tree. The child who finds it first on Christmas morning receives an extra present.
While the Christmas pickle is believed to be a German custom, it is fairly unknown in Germany but widely spread across the United States.
This pickle is 3 1/2 inches. Compared to the other pickles, this would be relatively easy to find. It would be good for a young child's introduction to the Christmas Pickle tradition.
It's also a nice alternative to the glass pickles that are so fragile and easily broken by young hands.
This one is made from 100% wool felt, and hand-embroidered using straight stitches and blanketstitching. It is stuffed with wool from sheep I raised.
The first pickle went on sale in my Etsy shop today, and the rest will be available during the week.