Saturday, December 23, 2017

Gingerbread House 2017!

Building gingerbread houses are not a tradition that I grew up with.  Twenty-five years ago, my mother sent the kids gingerbread kits.  The kits were pre-baked pieces packaged with candy and pre-made frosting.  My children loved it ... but the quality was poor at best ... and I just knew we could do better!  The next Christmas we made them from scratch ... and a new family tradition was born!
Even though the kids have grown, I still make one each year.  It wouldn't feel like Christmas if I didn't!  I have no decorating skills, so I keep it very simple.  This year I decided to make a different style house and chose a simple color palette ... just red and white!
As always, it was fun to make!  And now the house looks, smells and feels like Christmas!

Do what you love!  Maintain traditions!  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally


  1. So cute, and a great tradition.

  2. Oh, that could have been in the gingerbread display at the Norway House in Minneapolis this year! Wonderful!