Annie's "Gingerbread Welcome" Page

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down
from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness,
neither shadow of turning."
~James 1:17~

Don't you just LOVE the smell of Gingerbread?

I don't know why a gingerbread house has a certain charm on children, but it does. It doesn't really matter what age the child is. You can be 4 or 40 and but you seem to be drawn to them. Maybe it's the detail or just the candy. But there is a special warm smile that comes over us when we look at the wonderful results of someone's imagination. It brings out our creativity and peeks our interest.

Gingerbread Information:
Publix Monthly Mailing~

  • The ginger plant originated in southeast Asia.

  • The name "ginger" is derived from the Sanskrit "srngaveram" which means "horn root".

  • In Medieval England, gingerbread simply meant "preserved ginger" and evolved form the Old French "gingebras" which came from "zingebar" the Latin name of the spice.

  • In Medieval Europe, ginger was the second most highly traded spice after pepper.

  • According to legend, Queen Elizabeth 1st of England invented the "gingerbread man".

  • The English brought ginger to the American colonies early on. Ginger cookies were handed out to persuade Virginia voters to elect certain candidates for the House of Burgesses.

  • During the 19th century, gingerbread was modernized and romanticized when the Grimm brothers collected the fairy tale about Hansel and Gretel. This story was about two children who were lost in the woods when they discovered a house made of bread, cake and candles.


Other Gingerbread Pages by Annie:

Visit: Annie's Gingerbread Links Page - Links to other
Gingerbread Pages & links to Gingerbread Graphics sites.
Annie's Gingerbread Page - My main Gingerbread Page is packed
full of Gingerbread things! You will find recipes, history about
Ginger, information about Hansel & Gretal and even some game &
activity ideas. It is Graphic Intense and takes a while to load.
Annie's "December Fun & Free Stuff" Page
Annie's Christmas Adoptions Page

Gingerbread Sig Tags
I found the cutest little Gingerbread Sig Tag at Nutmeg Creations.
Stop by and make sure you check her terms of use.
Don't know what a "Sig Tag" is? Don't worry! I have a new page to help
you with adding one to your email. Visit this page to learn more:
Annie's "Sig Tag" Page - learn how to add a sig tag to your email
Annie's Gingerbread Sig Tag Page

Gingerbread Adoptions:
I adopted this Cute Gingerbread Person from The Country Shelf.
Stop by and choose from 3 different ones that she offers!
This is Nutmeg!!! I have more Christmas Adoptions
on my
Annie's Christmas Adoptions Page

Gingerbread Blinkies:
Annie's "Gingerbread Blinkies" Page

National Gingerbread Day is June 5th
Make sure you Celebrate this Special Day!!!!
June 5th is National Gingerbread Day
Send a FREE Email Greeting from
Annie's Card Shop!
Annie's December Fun & Free Stuff Page - Has some Gingerbread
Fun Stuff Links too!

Gingerbread House !
Special Gingerbread Cards for 2003/2004:
21st Nov/03 - 8th Jan/04 - Gingerbread House Competition (Penn.)
28th Nov - 12th Dec,/03- Festival Of Gingerbread (Indiana)
For Yearly Events & Festivals visit:
Annie's Gingerbread Links Page


To see other Christmas Pages By Annie

Annie's Christmas Welcome Page

Continue on to my other Gingerbread Pages:
Annie's Gingerbread Links Page
Annie's Gingerbread Page
Annie's Gingerbread Sig Tag Page
Annie's "Gingerbread Blinkies" Page

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If you would like to have a cute gingerbread cursor while you view this page then go to
Annie's Gingerbread Welcome Page with Comet Cursor
Copyright 1997 - 2006 Annie's Home Page. All Rights Reserved. I thank the Lord for
graphics artists without them these pages would not be the same. Please visit
Annie's List of Great Graphics Spots for a list of their links. Some Graphics on this
page from
Graphic Garden & Nutmeg Creations (where I got my cute banner) & HoneyBrook Graphics & Cute Countryside Graphics & Heartwarming Holiday Graphics. You can find more Gingerbread Graphics links on my Annie's Gingerbread Links Page. This site hosted by: Christian Web Host. Silent No Right Click Script are from Dynamic Drive.
For Instructions on how to add the no right click script visit:
Annie's "How to Add Silent No Right Click Script" Page.
New Background from
Cute Colors Collection 17.

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