What would Christmas be without Gingerbread? Gingerbread (or Lebkuchen in German) as we know it today came originally from Belgium in the 13th Century. It was introduced into Germany through the city of Aachen. Lebkuchen is a traditional little Christmas cake, the ones best known are from the area of Nuernberg. If you would like to read a little bit more about the history, the German Food Guide lists some interesting details.
Lebkuchen come in all sorts of different shapes and disguises including gingerbread men, women and children
These are made of felt from Lupin Handmade, handcut, hand-stitched and embellished with embroidery thread, ribbon and gingham fabric ... unfortunately non-edible ... sigh what a shame ... but the chocolates are (lol). Have a wonderful Christmas, Petra.x
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