Saturday, December 17, 2011

Countdown to Christmas ~ Day 18

One week to go until Christmas, everyone got their presents wrapped & gingerbread houses made? No? Then you'll need to check out this picture & memory from Heidi & Lori of Scraps N' Pieces, it's sure to get your creative juices flowing. Or just make you really hungry.

I need to learn how to do that! As you may know Heidi & Lori are sisters so they have a joint memory as told by Lori.

"Our favorite family holiday memory growing up was making gingerbread houses. Each year my mom would make homemade gingerbread houses, one for each of us. We would then decorate them and then give them to our elementary school teachers at the beginning of December as a Christmas gift. Three out of four of us had the same kindergarten teacher and she was always so excited to have us in her class so she could get another gingerbread house. She would sit down on Christmas Eve and eat hers with a cup of milk. I've [Lori] carried on this tradition with my own boys and now that they are out of elementary school, they still want to do houses every year, they just eat them by themselves now that they don't give them to their teachers."

Thanks for the memory guys! Here's the Scraps N' Pieces freebie, a great template to add to your stash; click on the preview to go to the store to download it. Now I'm going to go bake some gingerbread & see if I can make a house of our own. I'm thinking we need to bug Heidi & Lori for good gingerbread house making tips since they've had years of practice!

** This freebie has expired but you can still pick it up in the store for just $1.99**


benelol said...

Thank you very much :)

Robin/ alarmrx2/ RMR said...

Thank you to everyone who has given there time & talent to us!! This has been fun to see what each day brings.

Monkey Toes Too said...

Thank you!

Henriett said...

Thank you very much!