Gingerbread house, baking cookies, decorating the Christmas tree as a family, wrapping gifts. The list goes on. When it comes to creating Christmas memories, it doesn’t take much. We didn’t do any of that when I was a child, so I was determined to do them for my children. Over the weekend we decided to decorate our gingerbread house together. Below are a few snapshots that I took.
Creating Christmas Memories | Gingerbread House
One thing that I’m learning to do is to enjoy the special moments while IN the moment. That’s hard for me to do because I LOVE taking pictures and my brain is always on “create content” mode. But I’m learning to do better. Baby steps right?
I purchased the gingerbread house at Michael’s during their Black Friday sale. It was about 9$ which I thought was a pretty good deal.
Couple tips for building a gingerbread house using a kit.
- Knead the icing or submerge the package in warm water for a few minutes before using. This will help the ice flow easily.
- Have someone hold the cookies up while you put the icing on. This will help it hold better
- Put the gingerbread in the fridge for a couple of minutes. The icing was hard and we were able to decorate it sooner.
- Use your own candy to change it up a bit.
- Have fun!
The kids really had fun, and so did I! I love being able to create these memories with them and I know they will remember them for years to come.
How are you creating Christmas memories this year? Decorating a gingerbread house is a fun and simple way to start.