Bear with me- this is only my second challenge!
My daughter (sewin2disney) perfectly summed up our Gingerbread House Tradition (see her entry- the Tiki Hut). I started making Gingerbread Houses in 1984, when sewin2disney was just 2 years old- since then, we've made 25 houses- each one different and unique!
Here's this year's house-
This year we did a family-favorite-- the cottage with a bow window and lights inside!
The other side
The back- with our tradition of putting the year and my daughters names on it:
And the bonfire on the side of the house that my youngest daughter insisted we have...
Thank you for looking! Good luck to everyone in the contest!