My mom would cut out a bunch of gingerbread men and we would each decorate a few to reflect what our year looked like. When my sister got married, we did a bride and groom. When I studied in Australia, I did a scuba diver. When I got my master's at St. Kate's, I did a nun. It was fun and gives us a chance to reflect on the momentous events in our lives thus far when we see them (yes, my mom still displays them on her kitchen windowsill every year!). I will add a picture to this post next time I go over there.
Fond memories vs. current reality... check out this cookie my 4-year-old made:
This is "diarrhea man". Sigh. What is my boys' obsession with body parts and excretions all about?!
Some more creations:
Mmmmm.... sugar.... I'm not sure what this cookie started off as... maybe you can guess.
Who needs a dog when you have a 1-year-old to clean up the floor?
A fun part of decorating cookies this year was sharing the experience with a friend of mine.
Check out her adorable mittens! Here's the before picture:
I hope you enjoy the fullness of your own holiday traditions this season!