I hope you are not groaning, "Oh, no...not another Christmas post!" If you are, I apologize, but, yes, it's another Christmas post and there will probably be a few more before the month is over.
December is dedicated to Christmas at my house. It seems like regular activity ceases and everything is focused on Christmas, thus the blog will by Christmas-y too. But don't despair, January will bring a return to furniture before-and-afters and projects around the home.
One of our Christmas traditions is to make a gingerbread house. It's nothing fancy. We just use a gingerbread kit and some candies as we listen to holiday music. The house is displayed on our dining room table. Every year as we near Christmas, I notice that the gingerbread house has "lost" most of its candy (into hungry little mouths, presumably).
This year was not especially full of good cheer (or good decorating), as each child had different decorating ideas. Next year, I think I will give each kiddo their very own "gingerbread" house made out of graham crackers to decorate in hopes that there will be less fighting and more cutesy fun. Here's what I'm envisioning:
The picture above is actually from a gingerbread house party. Wouldn't that be so fun?
Just to get your creative juices flowing, here are some other gingerbread creations that I found particularly charming. Note to self: have kids look at some inspiration pictures before slapping candy on house willy-nilly.
How cute is this mini-house? What a perfect treat to go along with some hot chocolate.
What are some of your holiday traditions that you look forward to each year?