Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Ornament Day 4 or Does Anyone Really Like Gingerbread?

Gingerbread is a synonymous taste connected with Christmas but when was the last time you have ever seen anyone eat any?  Of course there are Gingerbread houses made from gingerbread, they come in kits that can be done with your family or for the very advanced house builder they are created from scratch and crafted into large beautiful structures that can delight the young and old alike, but really does anyone ever eat them? 

We often see gingerbread cookies at Christmas time but they are usually sugar cookies cut in the shapes of gingerbread boys and girls so that doesn't really count. 

Each year at Christmas time I buy the holiday flavors of coffee for my Keurig coffee machine.  It contains The Holiday Blend which is always gone first, French Toast is my favorite and gone quickly, even Eggnog seems to disappear,  yikes,  Gingerbread, not so much.  I find myself offering it to guests well into August and here it is Christmas season and I still have gingerbread K-cups left from last year.

So. I could be wrong but I am thinking that even though it seems to be an important part of the Christmas season no one really wants to eat it. What do you think???

So to celebrate the people who actually eat gingerbread.  I have created  Gingerbread Boy and a Gingerbread Girl ornaments.

They are made with scrapbook paper using my Cricut and Gypsy machines to cut out circles and the frames.  I layer the multiple shapes gluing them together with Mod Podge. The gingerbread boy and girl are cutouts that I found from K&Company.  I glued them on to the circles and finished them off with buttons, ribbons and ric rac.  A few coats of Mod Podge to create a durable surface. 


  1. Those ornaments are adorable.

  2. I really like soft, warm gingerbread right out of the oven!! With whipped cream on top. Your ornaments are great.

    1. Thanks Lisa, you may be the only one in the world that really does like gingerbread.

  3. Whenever a recipe calls for gingersnaps and I have some left over I eat them and really enjoy them but I don't think I've ever eaten a gingerbread cookie! Since I do like ginger I probably would enjoy a cup of ginger-flavored coffee. So, the next time Bob and I visit, bring it on!