CCEE2149 ~ Unusual Christmas traditions!

Hi friends!

There's a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers this week:

unusual Christmas traditions!

Lynn is our amazing hostess for December challenges

 and this is what she writes:

If your family is like mine, there are certain family traditions that show up at each of your Christmas celebrations together. I am challenging each of the CCEE Stampers and their fans to create a holiday card which depicts on the front of his/her design a favorite or an unusual Christmas tradition shared by family members each and every year.

I'm thinking that mine might just be the wackiest! Do you know of anyone else who dresses up a yellow rubber chicken to gift to one lucky family member? I can't wait to learn about the holiday traditions in your family!

That's pretty funny, Lynn!

In our family, we started a tradition that I did as a kid.

Growing up in Europe, my parents bought a glass pickle ornament

in Bavaria and hid it in our Christmas tree!

Christmas morning, my brother and I would scramble to find it

because tradition was the first one that found it got an extra present 

from Santa Claus!

We'd scramble down the stairs, tearing our way to the tree,

both of my parents trying to make sure we didn't knock it over :)

Truthfully, my brother always found it first

but it was great fun.

We started the tradition here in our family with our 4 kids

but they have had more fun with the Elf on the Shelf!

So here is my card - the Christmas pickle!

Isn't it hilalarious!

I actually purchased this from an etsy shop here

when I was searching the 'web since I most certainly 

don't have a pickle stamp, LOL! 

To link up your cards and play along, head to the CCEE blog here!

We'd love to hear about your unusual family traditions, too!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love that tradition too. Love your card.

  2. oooo he is cute and fab beautiful card Kelly
    Gr Karin

  3. Love your pickled cucumber card, too funny! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Fun story and love your card

  5. I've heard that tradition of the pickle on the Christmas tree, but I never knew anyone who actually did it. You're my first! Cute card!!!

  6. Fab fun card Kelly, love this cute little guy, super colours and enjoyed your story, Kate x

  7. That sounds like a fun tradition, and what a lucky find to snag that pickle stamp! Genius and cute as a button :)

  8. I love it! Thanks for sharing.

  9. We also hide a pickle on our tree! What a sensational pickle image with his belt, gloves, boots, and Santa cap, Kelly!! Your card is delightful!!

  10. OMG a Christmas pickle!! This is hilarious, Kelly! What a fun Christmas tradition, too!

  11. Such a playful and fun pickle! Cute card!!!