Gingerbread Man

Last week, I received a private message from a former co-worker who’s now a friend on Facebook.

She wrote: “Do you remember this?” and attached this photo:

gingerbread man-001

Immediately, I remembered making these.  They were brown kraft paper with a thin layer of batting inside, stitched around the edges.  The eyes were tiny black beads. I made many of them for friends, but didn’t keep one for myself, and hadn’t thought of them iin years.

My former co-worker friend also wrote:
I have thought about you every year I have put it on my tree.”

I remember I began making these in 1996, but before I could include that date in a message to her, my friend wrote that she thought it was about 19 years ago that I gave it to her.

Now, that’s one well preserved gingerbread man.

~These Days Of Mine~


10 responses to “Gingerbread Man

  1. I still make paper bag ornaments with my grandchildren, Diana! I make angels with a short bit of lace and brush of white wash paint. They are always happy to glue tiny buttons of the gingerbread men. Red buttons make cinnamon candies. . . 🙂

  2. So sweet! I did not have the craft making gene, and it is amazing she held onto that sweet thing for 19 years! I am excited about trying my creative skills this upcoming weekend!

  3. Very cute idea for an ornament – even today! Nice that she’s kept that one all these years…………


  4. Very sweet. He has the cutest face! The memories with ornaments are special.

  5. Precious! I have a crocheted angel on top of my tree that you made for me (more years ago than I can remember). I too, think of you every year when I put it on the tree.

  6. What a sweet thing (both the ornament and the fact that your friend reminded you about it)! I have special ornaments given to me by friends from the different areas of the country we once lived in and I too always think of them when I hang those on my tree. They are gifts that keep on giving, I think. 🙂

  7. Yes it is – very cool to see one again !

  8. He sure is a cute gingerbread man. I love having old memories pop up unexpected. They are just more special that way.

  9. And it became a gift all over again. 🙂 Cute gingerbread man.

  10. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    A gift that kept on giving. A gift from a friend that is home made is very special. I love the gingerbread man.

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