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!
Do what you love! Maintain traditions! Do dillydally!