pickle ornament

Spending Thanksgiving with the Weasley family would include:
  • Spending the entire morning helping Molly cook alongside with Ginny since it’s her first Thanksgiving actually making the food from scratch with no magic
  • “Oh get out of here you two and go have some fun! I’m quite sure I can handle whipping up some stuffing and potatoes. I’ve already started on the cranberries- oh see dear, it’s in the oven and the turkey is in the freezer ready for dinner.”
    “With all due respect Mrs. Weasley… you’re not suppose to put cranberries in the oven, they’ll melt, and the turkey has to thaw and then we put it in the oven to be cooked.”
    “Oh bloody hell!”
  • Going around the table and everyone saying what they’re grateful for
  • “I’m grateful for having Y/n here or otherwise I’m sure our lovely mother would have poisoned us dead.”
  • Molly swatting Fred in the head for that one
  • Fighting with Fred and George over who gets to break the wishbone
  • Forcing the Weasley family to watch Muggle American football 
  • Carrying on the Weasley tradition of a rough game of Quidditch
  • Laying on the couch with Ginny waiting for your food coma to pass
  • Ron and you eating all the pumpkin pie
  • Trying to explain what the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is to Arthur 
  • “So just a massive collection of big huge air machines roam around the city- that could possible crush someone- and these Muggles enjoy it? That’s absurd, we must go at once!”
  • Molly insisting that you didn’t eat enough, despite the fact that you already had three plates, and piling more food up for you
  • Pulling out all the Christmas decorations the second everyone’s done eating
  • Everyone picking out a tree together in the backyard and Arthur chopping it down
  • Setting up the tree inside and getting sap all over your fingers
  • Singing loudly to Christmas music with Ginny and dancing around the house 
  • George, Ron, and Bill would most likely get all the lights tangled up outside while you, Ginny, and Molly worked on the tree inside
  • Percy would stand to the side and make snide remarks to his brothers and laugh at them for creating a big mess on tangled up lights
  • The boys giving up and using magic instead
  • George would sit next to you on the ground while you take out all the ornaments from the holder and explain the meaning behind each and every one
  • “Oh, Bill made that over the summer. And this one grandma gave to Ginny. This is my favorite!”
    “Georgie… why do you have a pickle ornament?”
  • George being absolutely astonished that despite being aware of Muggle customs, you had no idea what the pickle ornament meant
  • “You mean to say you’ve never hidden a pickle in the tree before?”
    “That sounds quite dirty, George.”
  • Molly and Arthur standing to the side watching in adoration as the whole family worked together and joked around
  • Percy would fill everyone in on the background of Thanksgiving and why it is celebrated
  • Fred taking you up on his shoulders so you can put the star on top of the tree
  • Thousands of stories from the past would be shared
  • Feeling miles past full of food
  • Listening to Ginny gush about Harry Potter to you and sharing how she wished he could’ve made it to which you would roll your eyes and smile because she is absolutely smitten by the boy
  • Messing around with Ron and pranking his older brother’s together
  • Taking cat naps with Fred and George
  • Before you leave, Molly would give you the warm hat she had spent the whole week knitting for you
  • “There you go, love. Don’t want you catching a cold out there. Fred and George make sure you watch out for this one! Do not let her leave the castle unless she’s all bundled up. It’s suppose to get awfully cold my dear.”
    “We won’t, mum.”
  • Going out Black Friday shopping with Ginny and introducing her to Muggle concepts
  • “Now be careful, it can get pretty vicious. Watch out for carts, I got jabbed in the side last year with one and almost didn’t make it up in time to beat the crowd.”
    “Uh, Y/n are you sure this is safe?”
    “Nope.”
  • After break, Molly would send you back to Hogwarts with plenty of leftovers


-Daizy xx

Day Fifty-Three

-A woman informed me that she was straightening her bills before handing them to me due to the fact that she was a little OCDC, which, as is common knowledge, is the most hardcore of metal illnesses.

-I had to scan a glittery, bumpy, pickle Christmas ornament. Why would a guest purchase this? Why would a store sell this? Why would a company produce this? Why would a benevolent god allow this?

-I may or may not have broken a register, twice. Higher-ups at my store read these stories. This is all I will say on the matter.

-As she was leaving, Cat Lady stopped to wave and smile at me. She is known to latch onto a cashier, never leaving their side whenever they are on a shift. I believe I may have been selected as the next Chosen One.

-The All-Seeing Baby has returned to tempt me with answers that lie just beyond my grasp, eyes wide and knowing as ever, nibbling thoughtfully on their pacifier.

-”If you get your tonsils out, you can eat ice cream,” a boy said to his brother, displaying a great deal of wisdom. “I can eat ice cream right now,” his brother responded, displaying a great deal of common sense.

-God seems to have found a perfect way to torment me, as I now find myself constantly having to, with a straight face, repeat the number sixty-nine to people who are entirely oblivious to the wonder of it all.

Happy holidays!

This is based off the tradition of the Christmas pickle: in the late 1800s in America, Woolworth’s (the retailer) started importing glass ornaments from Germany shaped like fruits and vegetables. The myth behind the pickle was that it was an “old German tradition” to hide the pickle ornament somewhere on the Christmas tree, and the first kid to find the pickle would get an extra present. So here are the boys on Christmas morning - Reynir’s happy he succeeded at something.

I got a pickle shaped Christmas ornament and my mom told me she didn’t want to see it on the tree, it’s been front and center for three days and she still hasn’t seen it

The pickle ornament...

My family participates in the tradition where a pickle ornament is hidden somewhere on the Christmas tree. Then my brothers and I are ushered into the room and are released to search for the pickle ornament!! Whoever finds it gets an extra gift….or as usual…….we all get an extra gift. ;)

Just a few rules are involved in the “pickle hunt”: no biting, scratching, clawing, or punching….haha. Whelp the search was on and my little brother was the lucky finder. But my parents sat my brothers and I down, where we were given our gift………..

Next December, we’re going to Disneyland w/ my mom’s brothers and their families!! All our aunts, uncles, and cousins…and my grandma….are going! ;D If you know me AT ALL, you know what this means to me. 

JOY TO THE FREAKING WORLD. 

So, there's this beautifully decorated tree at Macys, with ornaments you can purchase on it.

It looks really traditional. Green pine, red and gold gorgeous glass ornaments. I’m at this tree looking for an ornament to send to a customer when I see…THIS.

I think for a second “No way this can be what I think it is, on this gold and red angel tree. Let me look at it’s tag and confirm that it–

OH MY GOD IT’S A FUCKING PICKLE! A NINE DOLLAR, 4 INCH GLASS PICKLE!