I don't know why I cling to traditions like I do. I love them and it's hard for me to let go of certain traditions we've kept through the years. I had about decided that I wouldn't purchase a gingerbread house this year. They are messy (I know what you're thinking), we throw them out soon after they are completed, they are costly (because I purchase way more candy and icing than is required). But as I was walking through Wal-Mart, the spirit of tradition lured me to a display of kits.
The kids love it and I love that they love it!
The tradition lives on!