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The Magic of Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread has been a delicious treat for years, and a Christmas tradition for many people is to make a gingerbread house. These tasty treats are great to make with a young relative and then also delicious to eat and now more and more companies have begun to release do it yourself gingerbread house which makes them more accessible.

Gingerbread houses started in Germany in the early 1800s and according to some researchers, the idea behind gingerbread houses came from the well-known Grimm brother’s tale Hansel and Gretel which tell of two children finding a completely edible house.

This is said to be the inspiration behind gingerbread houses, however, it has never been proven and some people believe the house in the story was based on gingerbread houses. These gingerbread houses became popular during Christmas and the tradition moved to America through German Immigrants.

The art of gingerbread house making is now done by many people during the Christmas holiday. You don’t even have to make a house many people make different buildings or things made from gingerbread such as castles or cars. Some people make amazingly detailed gingerbread items such as the White House made entirely from gingerbread.

You can make your own gingerbread houses, and Snizl have found 12 amazing do it yourself gingerbread house kits for you to get this Christmas.

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