If this looks like a cart full of gingerbread house kits, then you are, indeed, seeing correctly. I stopped in Michael’s to buy some paint and beads for a project and stumbled upon a magnificent find! Wilton gingerbread house kits for $2.99 each! (The regular season price, even during the best sale, was $8.99.) What do I need with a dozen plus houses? This year at work we conducted our first annual (that’s right, a new tradition is born) gingerbread house contest. In order to attract as many of my work friends as possible, I encouraged teams of participants. We had a blast, and everyone produced magnificent houses. Photos and more details will come in a future podcast: Celebrating Christmas in the Workplace.
Meanwhile, keep your eyes peeled for deep discounts on items for next year. I picked up some great scrapbooking/chipboard holiday items for under a dollar. It’s easy to go wild with just a few bucks!
P.S. Jeremy consulted the Wilton site, and 12-month old houses are within the expiration date. We’re good to go.