Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dear Costco ...


Thank you for the Gingerbread House you sold this year.

First, it was a bargain ... maybe $10, and well worth every penny.
Especially considering it came with the following glorious words printed on the box: "Pre-Built".

That would be the second wonderful thing ... there was no constructing required, save for a small tree.
It was all about the frosting and decorations ... fun, fun, fun.
It even came with a snowman and a gingerbread man. So cute.

And, here's the third and most wonderful thing of all about your gingerbread house ... it's indestructible.

We can certify this.

As we moved into position to snap a quick picture of the finished product - our children beaming with pride at the creation they had labored over for an hour - my son, who was holding the glass cake platter that now displayed the gingerbread house, slipped right off his chair.

In a split second, he was flat on the floor.

Somehow, he saved the glass cake platter, his arm held high over his head with the platter firmly in his grip.

But, the gingerbread house had crashed to the floor.

Amazingly ... the side peak of the roof was the only spot that sustained damage.
Minor, considering the 'earthquake' that had just occurred.

So, thank you ... for selling a product that not only brought joy to the children who decorated it (and the parents who didn't have to construct it), but held together through a fall that could have destroyed an hour's worth of careful decorating within a matter of seconds!

Please, please ... sell it again next year!

6 comments:

Suzanne Casamento said...

Yikes! That must have been a scary moment. Kids, glass cake platter-could have been a disaster!

Glad everyone is fine and that the gingerbread house survived. Merry Christmas!

CC said...

it looks wonderful!!!!!!!!!!! My mom just told me she bought one for the kids to decorate. I hope we get to do it soon! yum! :)

Hilary said...

Oh that's cute. Poor kidlet.. it could have been an unhappy ending. I hope that house is edible.. it might be cement. ;)

Jill Kemerer said...

What a concept--a completely prebuilt g. house! We've tried them from scratch, (the end result looked like the house had been through an earthquake) and even semi-made--they just don't turn out. Yours is so pretty!

Have a wonderful Christmas!

ladyfi said...

Amazing! But don't break your teeth on it when you eat it...

Paul C said...

This beautiful gingerbread house takes me back. Glad it survived a calamity.