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Linking Generations – Students from Strathcona Christian Academy Secondary High School and their linked seniors from Capital Care Strathcona spend an afternoon decorating Gingerbread Men

Students from Strathcona Christian Academy Secondary High School and their linked seniors from Capital Care Strathcona spend an afternoon decorating Gingerbread Men !

Gingerbread dates from the 15th century. The first documented instance of figure-shaped gingerbread biscuits was at the court of Elizabeth I of England. She had the gingerbread figures made and presented in the likeness of some of her important guests.

Most gingerbread men have stubby feet and no fingers. Many gingerbread men have a face, though whether the features are indentations within the face itself or other candies stuck on with icing or chocolate varies from recipe to recipe. Other decorations are common; hair, shirt cuffs, and shoes are sometimes applied, but by far the most popular decoration is shirt buttons, which are traditionally represented by gum drops, icing, or raisins.