This last minute gluten-free Almond Gingerbread Cookie Wreath makes for a beautiful Christmas table decoration and if you are looking to adopt a new tradition, it is a great for breaking with family and friends while spreading festive well-wishes and cheer.
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. It’s a time when most of us stop to enjoy a little down time. It’s also a time to reflect on the year gone and create new memories with friends and family we might not often see.
This year will be no different, except for a couple of things influenced in no small way by the passage of time. Milestones of sorts if you wish. This year both kids are aware there is no Santa. Liana, who turned 11 just over a week ago, asked us the question earlier this month. We explained the story of St Nicolas to her and told her that Zac has been helping out with eating the cookies, milk and nibbling on the carrots in a reindeery fashion. She thought it was very nice of him to keep the secret and agreed that it is a lovely tradition to keep alive, hoping to leave some teeth marks in cookies and carrots for some of her younger cousins’ sake.
Next Christmas, also, I will have spent more of my life in Australia than I had in Poland. At this moment, I am still a white winter Christmas girl. I miss the cold and the 4pm sunsets, the smell of gingerbread baking in the early evening and looking out for the first star appearing in the sky on Christmas eve.
Having said that, Matt’s family have done an amazing job bringing in some of the Polish tradition into their home, bringing me to tears. Good, happy tears. And so there has been straw slipped under the tablecloth that signifies the straw in the manger. There has been a spare plate setting reserved for a weary traveller, a lonely neighbour or any one caring to join in for supper. And one of my favourite traditions, the breaking of the bread between family and friends, with well wishes are exchanged.
If you are looking to adopt a new tradition, this Almond Gingerbread Cookie Wreath is a great for breaking with family and friends while spreading festive well-wishes and cheer.
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas. Happy holidays! I hope this season brings you rest, peace, joy and quallity time spent with your loved ones.
See you in the new year!