Thursday, December 16, 2010

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS : gingerbread ornaments...

 every year when we visit my Scandi parents we make a fresh batch of Gingerbread ornaments for the tree...the tradition started 10 years ago...my parents moved into  their home and hadn't unpacked all their moving boxes....so ornaments for our tree were no-where to be found...
 so out came the flour and rolling pins...cookie cutters and aprons...we decided we would make the ornaments out of gingerbread cookies.We have continued this each year when we come over for the Holidays...as the girls get older...they get more and more excited.
 this year we bought ready made dough from AHEM(Ikea) ...this cut our time in half and we were able to make ALL the cookies yesterday...
The hearts have already been eaten...we have stars,angels,trees,snowflakes and houses to decorate this afternoon.
 my Mama loves to help out...which the girls love too!
what have you been baking lately?

Ok...back to decorating...I have a little lady tugging at my arm saying "I'm ready!!PLEASE Mummy...now?!"
Cinnamon HUGS
Char.x

9 comments:

blue china studio said...

Such a great tradition and it looks so fun! Love the photos of your adorable girls.

Victoria Stitch said...

we used to do this when i was little. and we used to crush boiled sweets inise them while they baked to make stain glass windows. (apart from all the pine needles always stuck to the stain glass widows so it maybe wasn't such a great idea!)

Tabiboo said...

Mmmmm gingerbread - don't you just love the smell of it baking?

Big cinnamon hugs to you all in return.

Happy 'jolly' holidays,

Nina xxx

cindy said...

they are working so diligently!. bet the gingerbread tastes & smells wonderful!

Lisa said...

Great tradition and found out of a surprise necessity!

Sandy K. said...

I love holiday traditions - and haven't started backing a thing. Just back from a long adventure I am facing the season head on, starting tomorrow:)

Joyce said...

This tradition will be wonderful memories for your girls. I love it! xo

**We BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Looks like you are all having such a wonderful time and really getting into the spirit of Christmas. Lovely pic of little Miss A and your gorgeous Mum, big hugs to you all! Tam xxxxxx

bopbopdesigns said...

Lovely, have a very Merry Christmas!!!

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