Happy Hanukkah (it starts on Thursday night, December 10) and Merry Christmas (same day this year as always!) to all who choose to celebrate! Hope you are able to be with family, and to make it meaningful in these stressful times.
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Gingerbread Houses Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Gingerbread is a baked treat that dates back to the Middle Ages. It is thought to have first appeared in the U.S. in the nineteenth century, when the Swiss monks of St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana baked gingerbread on holidays, and gave it to the sick. Over the years, baking gingerbread cookies and building gingerbread houses developed into a popular American Christmas tradition.
AllRecipes: How to Make a Christmas Gingerbread House
Excellent step-by-step instructions, along with a house template, dough and icing recipes, and decorating tips. “House doesn’t look picture-perfect? Don’t worry; you’ll be able to fill gaps and cover errors later with more icing and decorations. A fool-proof assembly method, if you’re not going to eat the gingerbread, is to use a glue gun. And remember, perfection is overrated.”
Pinterest: Gingerbread Houses
Searching for gingerbread inspiration? Look no further than this Pinterest search. You can refine the search by adding keywords to the search function box in the upper left-hand corner, or jumping directly to some of the featured boards and pinners (which you’ll also find in the upper left-hand corner.) If you are new to Pinterest, just remember that you need to click twice on an image to actually visit the associated web page.
Spruce Eats: Easy Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses
“Kids love building and decorating gingerbread houses, but baking your own gingerbread and constructing the houses can sometimes be difficult and time-consuming. Save yourself some of the trouble with these easy gingerbread houses made from graham crackers and no-cook frosting.” Terrific ideas for ways to make your gingerbread project easier, with links to a handful of related articles.
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Gingerbread Houses Printable
Gingerbread Houses Wikipedia Printable
Christmas Songs Printable
Christmas Crafts Printable
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Quote of the Week
“No man knows what he can do until he tries.” ~~ Carter G. Woodson ~~ (December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950) American historian known as Father of Black History. Find more great quotes about achievement here.
Surfing the Calendar
Universal Human Rights Month December
Game of Bingo Created by Edwin S. Lowe Dec, 1929
Pearl Harbor Attacked by Japan Dec 7, 1941
Computer Science Education Week Dec 7-13, 2020
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Computer Mouse Developed Dec 9, 1968
Admiral Grace Hopper’s Birthday Dec 9, 1906
Emily Dickinson’s Birthday Dec 10, 1830
Hanukkah Dec 10-18, 2020
Human Rights Day Dec 10, 2020
Nobel Prize Award Ceremony Dec 10, 2020
Geminids Meteor Shower Dec 13-14, 2020
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Bill of Rights Anniversary (Celebrated as Bill of Rights Day) Dec 15, 1791
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Boston Tea Party Dec 16, 1773