Sometimes it is interesting how a tradition doesn’t start with the intention of making it a tradition. This was the case with our now annual gingerbread house. One year a few years back during a spur of the moment purchase I bought a gingerbread house kit thinking it would be something fun to do with Honey for the holidays.
The next year she couldn’t wait to get a gingerbread house kit. So the tradition began! Each year during the holidays Honey and I purchase a gingerbread house kit and we take an afternoon and put it together and she decorates it with loads of candy. This year we chose a Wilton product, little did we know the house itself was already put together. This was kind of nice and saved us the step of getting it together and waiting for it to dry.
Honey decided to follow the decorations for one of the houses. Here she is working on flattening some gumdrops (not an easy task) and decorating her house.
I love what stared out as an impulse buy is turning into a memory my daughter will take with her to her own family. I’m sure she will remember that each year her and her mother decorated a gingerbread house. Here is our finished product.
As I mentioned above we ended up with two houses this year. Last year during a trip to the dollar store I picked up a $3 gingerbread house craft. I thought it might be something fun since Honey LOVES her crafts. I picked it up long before Thanksgiving. When it came time to put it together I couldn’t find it. Half way through the year I found it under one of my cabinets so we tucked it into a safe place to finally do this year. This cutie is a little added decoration that we put up in Honey’s room.
How about you do you have any traditions that you have handed down to your kids from your childhood? Or have you started any new traditions?