Christmas 2010 Gingerbread Houses

It is amazing what talented people can do with gingerbread.  There is a huge competition held every year at Grove Park Inn in North Carolina.  It is called The National Gingerbread House Competition.  I looked up their site today and choose two of my favorites of the ones they had posted.  Difficult decision because they were all incredible....
(This is from the movie "UP"
If you have not seen this you must.  Beautiful love story.  Great Movie:-)

We we could not fit a trip to Grove Park Inn into our time or money budget this year. So, what should we do if we want to see some gingerbread creations?  Erica was looking for some inexpensive things to do in our area and came across a gingerbread competition just up the street in Raleigh.  It was called The Raleigh Gingerbread House Competition.  This was held at Alta Oakridge Retirement Community.  The judging had already taken place but the houses were still on display so off Joe, Erica, and I went to see the results.  Wow....I think many of these houses would have given the National Competitors a run for their money, take a look at just a few......

So much detail!

Looking at all this creativity got me thinking about all the Christmas Creations that our family has come up with over the years....

Based on our skill level in art I think we did a really good job and most importantly we had fun and we were together and that is what it is all about.
Enjoy your world everyone:-)


  1. I would never have thought something that special was going on just an hour away from where I work. They were awesome and the creations you did are great too. I would love to have some of those rice krispy treats right now. Hopefully we will get warm enough this weekend to melt most of this snow out of our yards. Hope you have a great new years eve and a prosperous new year.


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