A Sweet Tradition: Gingerbread Houses

image of three gingerbread houses at Christmas

Looking for something sweet to make your winter season complete? On December 12, bake up some fun on Gingerbread House Day!

Whether it’s home-baked or a purchased kit, designing a tasty cottage can make for a fun and satisfying day.

Want to involve more friends and family in the fun? Take part in your local gingerbread house competition, or hold one of your own! Share a picture of your tasty, architectural creation with friends on social media so everyone can enjoy it!

We owe our thanks to the Brothers Grimm for their tale Hansel and Gretel, which prompted the fun idea of a house made of gingerbread. German gingerbread guilds quickly picked up the idea and refashioned them into the quaint winter cottage we think of today.

Fun Tip: Unsure what kind of gingerbread house to make? Try to recreate a local or famous architectural landmark with gingerbread.

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