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Win a Gingerbread House Kit - Week 1

Win a Gingerbread House Kit - Week 1

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UPDATE

Wow! You sent us a broad range of stories and we loved reading each one. It was very difficult to select a winner and there were two that were very close. In the end we went with Mel who told us:

"Instead of bringing a plate of food our untraditional tradition is to bring an empty plate and decorate it with memories and milestones for the year with food safe pens and paints! We use the past year’s plates to serve the food. It’s a great way to look back and tell stories, this year will be our 10th year doing it!"

You can read the rest of the entires at the bottom of this page. Thank you to everyone who entered and be sure to have another go in our next contest.

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It's just over 4 weeks until Christmas and now is your chance to win one of our fabulous Gingerbread House Kits. Just tell us some untraditional tradition that you or your family does at Christmas. Do you take your dog to visit Santa? Does your house feature an unusual decoration? Do you skip the turkey and go for something uniquely Australian? Share your story of 100 words or less at the bottom of this page.

  • Entries close midnight AEDST Wednesday 5th December.
  • Chance plays no part in the result. The winner will be the entry that we find the most interesting.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • Keep it family friendly.
  • Not all entries will be published.
  • Your email is only used to notify you if you win. You will not be added to our newsletter list (if you want to be notified of future contests and gift ideas, you can join below)
  • You must enter a correct email address in order to be contacted about your prize.
  • Prize can only be sent to an Australian address.
  • If the winner does not respond to our email within one week, Mrs Claus will give the kit to one of Santa's elves.
  • The winner's name will be published here.
  • The winner is ineligible to win another contest in 2018.

24 comments

Dec 04, 2018 • Posted by Mel Hunter

Instead of bringing a plate of food our untraditional tradition is to bring an empty plate and decorate it with memories and milestones for the year with food safe pens and paints! We use the past year’s plates to serve the food. It’s a great way to look back and tell stories, this year will be our 10th year doing it!

Dec 03, 2018 • Posted by Viv

My mother is under the impression that gingerbread houses are not an art (lies). She doesn’t want to spend the right money to get a gingerbread house of true quality and I fear she may go and get some cheap, tasteless cardboard from Costco.

This will be my family’s first year with a gingerbread house if it fails we may never have a gingerbread house again. Imagine, a Christmas with no scrumptious gingerbread, no extravagantly decorated pieces of edible biscuit and no symbol of ultimate decadence for a year well worked.

Please, as a gingerbread lover I beg you, save Christmas for my family.

Dec 03, 2018 • Posted by Jeenah Olafsen

For Christmas lunch we always have a tomato and onion casserole with our roast lunch and its the only time of the year we have this casserole and it’s a family tradition to always have it each Christmas.

Dec 03, 2018 • Posted by Melinda Unmack

My husband’s family is of German origin, his grandparents Christmas tradition was to light REAL candles and put them on the freshly-cut tree. This might be ok in Europe in the middle of winter but when they visited Australia it is definitely a fire-risk. They were very disappointed!

Dec 03, 2018 • Posted by Regina McLean

Everyone in the family head to my sister’s house in the morning for a bbq breakfast at 8:00am, and then head home after brekkie. Then at around 11am we head back to my sister’s house for lunch! And then we do it again for dinner. Lucky we all live close by. :) Three Christmas meals in one day.

Nov 30, 2018 • Posted by Ingrid

The 3 kids and I make and decorate a Gingerbread house every year. They only like decorating so constantly ask when the house will be out of the oven and assembled. This would save lots of time and whiney kids!

Nov 30, 2018 • Posted by Shaz Roughley

Each year since my youngest son was born (he is now 14) I have always taken my 3 boys to Myer and got them to choose a new decoration for our tree. They know it’s coming and try to wriggle their way around their visit… not because they are choosing their decoration, but because when they decided to finally ditch their Santa photo, I decided they could have a yearly ornament photo in Myers with each of them and their new ornament instead!! I just loooooove Christmas !!!! 😂😂😂

Nov 30, 2018 • Posted by Ellie

We walk around the neighbourhood on Christmas night
To look at all the beautiful lights
The fun decorations and fake snow
It’s always quite a show!
It’s like being in a winter wonderland
It lifts up our mood!
Then we go home and order Thai food!

Nov 30, 2018 • Posted by Dylan Reese

I have a family of 5 and when we visit my parents for Christmas they scatter all of the gifts across their 10 acres of wooded property. Last year i had to cut a rope to lower a gift down because it was suspended 10 meters in the air.

Nov 30, 2018 • Posted by Michelle Burger

Every year on the 20th December our family, bets friends and their families road trip in our caravans and spend 10 days camping off the grid on Ningaloo Station right on the beach. It’s totally isolated, untouched, pristine coastal paradise. Christmas Day involves beach cricket, ‘Santa’ arriving on a quad bike wearing thongs, lots of laughs, BBQ seafood lunch, surfing, swimming, snorkelling, toes in the sand champas in hand. It is absolute bliss!

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