The Christmas Pickle Tradition

(Disclosure: We received a gift set in exchange for writing this post but all thoughts are my own.)

The Christmas Pickle Tradition is a wonderful holiday story that reminds us all about the true spirit of Christmas.  Follow the journey of Pickle Elf as he learns the magic of giving, and inspires Santa to begin this wonderful Christmas tradition.

Want to join in the fun this holiday? It’s easy!

Leave the pickle ornament by the milk and cookies for Santa to hang on your Christmas tree. In the morning watch your loved ones, big and small, search for the pickle. The first one to find it will receive an extra present from St. Nick! This is our first year doing the tradition and we can’t wait to see where Santa hides it on Christmas morning!

The beautiful gift set comes with a glistening pickle ornament, annual pickle finder and the beautiful Christmas Pickle Tradition book in a ready-to-gift box. If you’d like to start this tradition this year it’s not too late! You have until December 20th to ensure Christmas delivery and the shipping is free. Purchase this gift set here.

Roaming Reindeer: Our New Christmas Tradition

(Disclosure: We received a copy of the book for review but thoughts are my own.)

My favorite holiday is Christmas. I love the extra family time and gift giving but one thing that really sets this holiday apart is all of the traditions that go along with it. From baking cookies to watching holiday movies to drinking hot cocoa while looking at light displays, everything makes the holiday just a little more special.

As my kids get older we occasionally add traditions in to the mix. We do Elf on a Shelf here (though our elf doesn’t do anything fancy) and this year we are also doing Roaming Reindeer. What is Roaming Reindeer you ask? Here’s a little more about this brand new tradition:

Gus and Sam are two of Santa’s reindeer.  They decide to visit girls and boys to help Santa see who’s being naughty or nice.  Sam gets sad whenever he sees a child who is naughty and ends up telling Santa.  Gus sticks around to keep watch.

When the two realize that there isn’t enough time to visit all of the children before Christmas, they call on their friends for help.  They send their friends off in pairs of two, and assign each pair to a home. Reindeer 1 will disappear to tell Santa any time someone has been naughty. Reindeer 2 will always stick around to keep watch.

On Christmas Eve, the reindeer disappear to help Santa deliver the gifts.  They will return again next year during the Christmas season!

If you are like me and forget to move the Elf you will love this because the reindeer stay in one spot most of the time! The only time one of them moves is if they have to go tell Santa something and then they can be gone for 30 minutes or a couple days. It’s not as rigid of a schedule as the Elf and I really appreciate how much easier it is.

Want Roaming Reindeer of your own? Purchase a kit here.