Sunday, December 22, 2019

Gingerbread Men

Winter Blessings all!
Yesterday my mom  and I 
made 9 dozen cookies.
Today is Pierogi day.
Cannot wait!
It's been fun spending time with mom. 

Today while I show you my 
Gingerbread kitchen area,
I will tell you the story about
Gingerbread Men.

Queen Elizabeth I was the first
known person to have
Gingerbread men.

She asked her baker
to make ginger cookie men
to resemble those men on her court.

It was the English then 
who brought over this tradition.

In Colonial times
Gingerbreads were made into 
men and animals. 

It was not until 1875

that the Gingerbread man

we know of today was created

and passed down from

generation to generation.

My Gingers were made
from salt dough. 

I purchased them from the artist
who sat next to me at my mom's
craft show.

My last post on Christmas Eve
will be of our Non-Traditional 7 1/2 ft tree

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.
I know I sure am!

Gingerbread Blessings To All!


  1. Glad you are enjoying the time away to play, decorate and celebrate Christmas. Enjoyed the info on the early ginger man.

    1. Thanks Saundra! I had fun researching for all of my posts. Janice

  2. So wonderful to be spending the time time with your mom. I will finish up my cookies today make a beef stew and take a walk.
    Merry Christmas

    1. Yes we had a blast together. Then after Christmas my grands will be spending time with us. Janice

  3. I swear I could smell those gingerbread cookies! Your kitchen is delightful and spending time with your Mom is a wonderful way to enjoy the holiday!

    1. The gingers do smell nice! Had a blast with mom! Janice

  4. You are so lucky to spend the Christmas season with you mom. Enjoy every minute of it.

    1. Yes I am since my dad passed 26 years ago on the 21st. I cherish every minute with mom now. Janice

  5. I didn't know about the Queen and the gingermen. How wonderful. My tree topper on one of my trees is a giant gingerman and a year or two ago I blogged a story about him. It was made by my dad in honor of the little ones my mom crafted each year. So I love this!

    1. How fun to have your ginger as a tree topper. I have one of mine too as one. So nice to have had your dad make it. Janice

  6. Enjoy your time with your mom. Those time are more precious than gold. Love those gingerbread cookie decorations.
    Merry Christmas.
    Hugs, Julia

  7. Am enjoying every minute with her. Cherish the time together. Thanks! Janice


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