Nothing quite expresses the reason for the season better than a bloated drunken toad in a champagne glass wearing a Santa hat. Except maybe the glitter covered pickle. It was a toss up. Yours for $5.99 at Target.
I did not know that about the pickle. Those wacky Germans.
Good heavens no I did not purchase that frog. I took a picture of “him” in Target while I chatted up a very nice electric cart lady who agree that he was indeed tacky. Bless his heart, the frog, I mean. It must have been quite a night of revelry as all of his arms and legs were broken off. (Or “broke off” as some around here say.)
Okay, I admit. I’m Italian, yet I have the glittered pickle hidden in my tree. No prize to anyone who finds it. I don’t even announce that it should be found. I just thought that it was so hysterically funny 5 years ago when I first saw it, that I had to buy it…and of course, hide it. Tradition, you know.
As for the Loaded Toad…how come the Tar-jhays in NY don’t carry those?? After all, we are the Martini-drinking toad capital of the world.
you hide that pickle in the tree for luck, it a german thing. i have one, but mine is not all glittery. as for that poor toad, god bless him, he’s the lonely, armless froggy nobody wants. he’ll be singing the blues before long!
Every year, Mom tucks the pickle away on a hidden branch of the tree (there, managed to phrase it without saying “Mom hides the pickle!”) and whoever finds the pickle first gets a special wrapped gift that is waiting under the tree for the finder of the pickle. My various nieces LOOOOVE looking for the pickle. (No touching of the tree allowed!)