All About Gingerbread Houses

The Christmas season is coming up! It is the time of the year in which you would want to spend quality time with your family and friends enjoying each other’s company, having a good laugh, feasting together, or even playing holiday games. At the end of November, people start planning for Christmas.

For winter break, a festive and family-friendly activity you can do would be making a gingerbread house. It is a fun way to get creative using all different kinds of candy. Building a gingerbread house is also a great way to connect with your family, you can also set up competitions on who’s house is the best one. According to Carol from alwaystheholiday.com, she states, “In the 16th century, in German gingerbread houses were created. These houses had gingerbread walls and were decorated with foil and gold leaf. When the Grimm’s fairy tale Hansel and Gretel was written in 1812, the popularity of gingerbread houses rose.” You can either buy a gingerbread house from a local store or you can make it from scratch. To make it from scratch you will need Honey Maid graham crackers, royal icing, paper plate or cardboard, bread knife or serrated knife, disposable piping bag, assorted candy, pretzels, dried fruit, etc. for decorating.

Sources: https://alwaystheholidays.com/history- 

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