This Year’s Gingerbread House

For the last five years, our Grandson and I have gotten together a few weeks before Christmas to make a Gingerbread House. For the first two years, we took a workshop being offered at a local restaurant, but I decided it would be more fun to pick out our own candy and make them on our own, and it was!

After the houses are finished, I order an acrylic box from ebay with which to store/display them in, and even the ones we made four years ago are still in great shape. I was going to show you all of them and the progression over the years, but they’re in our weekend home and I failed to take pictures the last time we were there. I will update this post and add them as soon as I can.

Here’s a quick look at this year’s house.

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candy tree

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gingerbread houses

We typically get two houses. One we save, the other he takes home and eats if he wants to. This year, the kit came with a cute little train as well…and no, we didn’t eat them ;).

Making Gingerbread Houses is a nice tradition to do either with your children or grandchildren.  If you have the space, saving them is a great idea.

I may be without internet for a few days (yikes!) as we are in the midst of moving.  Happy Holidays to you all, and a very happy New Year!



  1. Oh, how fun!! They are so cute, and it looks like you had so much fun. I am trying to catch up on all of my blog reading. I am so behind. I hope the move has gone smooth, and you are getting settled in. Can’t wait to see your house!! I have you have a very Happy New Year. We have to catch up soon. My relatives are still here due to the weather. It’s been nice, but I need my space now!!!!! LOL


  2. Oh how fun! Hey Doreen I started that FB page!/1MoreTimeEvents Thank you so much…now to build it. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas…

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