Our Frugal Gingerbread House 2011

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Our favorite family tradition and some ideas for how to decorate!

As you know in the post I wrote earlier this week about how to create meaningful Christmas traditions and one of our favorite family activities is making a gingerbread house. We make it from scratch and use a gingerbread mold, then together as a family we decorate it. Here is the final product!

In an effort to save money we save our Halloween and Christmas Candy to use.  I know that sounds strange but we decided that since we won’t be eating the house that using stale candy would not be an issue.  This worked out perfect!

Years ago I  purchased gingerbread house molds to use in my classroom and now we are using them each year for our family  This is a very frugal project and a family tradition and we all enjoy!  One of my favorite icing recipes is this one – Homemade Whipped Cream Cheese Icing.

We also make Reindeer Food and put it out on Christmas Eve.

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  1. donna reyes says:

    looks great!

  2. Cheryl Smith says:

    look out for reindeer poop :)

  3. thanks for sharing you memories with us. The house looks great , our always fall apart.lol

  4. My 8 y/o was very impressed. Great job you all. Merry Christmas to you all.

  5. Charlotte Dupier says:

    Great Job!!

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