Home for the Holidays - Gingerbread Style!

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See what Janna Scharf's family does as a Christmas tradition each year.  

Original content by Janna Scharf AB37665

At my house, for the past 25 years or so, it just isn't Christmas until everyone has made a gingerbread house!

We are onto the next generation now, as my grandchildren join the seasonal anticipation of our fun tradition of gingerbread house building every year.

When I made my first gingerbread house back in the 1980's, I realized that I could create my own creative masterpiece in peace - if I let each of the kids work on their own, so they would leave mine alone!

Those little boys, now all grown up, still enjoy sitting down and making a gingerbread house.  Here's an interesting bit of trivia: it's the boys who have been most creative over the years.  Whether building sky high scaffolding of candy canes to support snowmen soaring in the sky, or crafting a diving boards from fruit stripe gum for the snowmen swimming in the duck ponds - their fearless diversion from the traditional gingerbread "normal" has been a delight.

Here are a few photos of our gingerbread creations for your enjoyment.  Whatever it is that brings your heart home for Christmas, may you find much of it this holiday season!






Janna Rankin Scharf  provides a superior level of real estate services to home buyers and sellers in Coeur d'Alene and Kootenai County, Idaho. Visit www.sellingcda.net to search for homes in the Coeur d'Alene MLS for anywhere in spectacular North Idaho.

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Janna Rankin Scharf AB, GRI, CLHMS, PMN, SFR  208.651.9700

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Comments (3)

Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

What a great tradition... it looks good, it tastes good and you have fun making it!

Dec 18, 2015 05:47 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I think that is a wonderful time spent with your family! I host a gingerbread house party every year for my clients children, it was last week.  I have two left over, maybe Larry and I will decorate them over the weekend!

Dec 18, 2015 12:33 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Those are some pretty creations and took a lot of time to build. Very clever.

Dec 20, 2015 10:23 AM