The tradition of the Christmas pickle ornament supposedly hails from Laschau, Germany, many years ago. The pickle ornament was the very last one to be hung on the fir tree on Christmas Eve. The parents would hide the special pickle ornament deep inside the green fir boughs. On Christmas morning, the children immediately began searching for the special pickle ornament. They believed that the first child to locate the pickle ornament would receive an extra gift from St. Nicholas in addition to their other gifts. If the family couldn’t afford the extra gift, the child who found the pickle ornament was the first one to open presents instead. Dill pickles: they are bacteria- and virus-fighting wonder pickles. Time and time again, the juice and the pickles is used to help someone sick come back to health.