I Tri and Craft

thoughts from a mother of boys, a marathoner, a triathlete, a crafter, a wife, and a scientist

12 Days of Christmas Tradition Dec. 19


Every year my mom hosts Gingerbread House Day.  This day to decorate gingerbread houses has morphed into a friendly family competition with the building and decorating more than a dozen houses.

The competitive portion came about through my cousins.  My aunt has a set of shelves that she would place the houses on each level with her favorite on the top shelf.  The honor of  “Top Shelf” is now coveted by all (even though she doesn’t take home all the houses).

This was Baby Sid’s first time, although he didn’t participate.  Ian really got into the decorating this year.



Ian would have help with applying the frosting but the candy placement was all him.  He was there when I put the houses together a couple of days before the event.  He helped put together some houses so we were able to talk about decorating them, which helped to build the suspense.

It will be nice to see how his decorating skill progress over the years.



How many gingerbread houses do you build each year?


Happy Building & Decorating



The scrapbook pages were made using kits from JustSoScrappy


2 thoughts on “12 Days of Christmas Tradition Dec. 19

  1. I actually don’t appreciate the fine art of Gingerbread houses. The kids like them, but then I don’t want them to eat them… and then the candy gets stale and hard and then I feel guilty for throwing them away… {shaking my head} It’s sad really.

    • HaHa! We don’t allow eating of the gingerbread houses, in fact the kids don’t even try.
      I take enough pictures of the houses that by the time New Year comes I feel no guilt about tossing them 🙂

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