Tis the season.
For some insanely intricate gingerbread houses!
My kids and I attempted one this year:
Out little pre-cut kit from Wal-Mart is downright embarrassing compared to the artistry and originality that some folks put into their gingerbread houses.
You have your serious contenders:
And your whimsical ones:
And of course, the religious themed ones:
When it comes to gingerbread houses, the creativity is astounding.
Like this amazing tea-pot gingerbread house featured in Good House Keeping:
The beach cabana vignette (below) took 1st place in the Youth Category at the National Gingerbread House Competition:
What youth, pray tell, has the patience, skill, and manual dexterity to sit there and construct such a thing?
Personally, I tend to gravitate toward the old-time houses:
But it’s hard not to smile at some of the low-brow humor houses:
Gingerbread crack house:
Of all the gingerbread houses I have seen, however, I think this little one of levity is my favorite: