We are happy to announce the addition of Gingerbread Cottages to our store. Here is a little history about the collection that you and your family are sure to enjoy for years to come:
Glenn Crider began handcrafting nutcrackers and wooden toys almost 40 years ago as a hobby, and counted himself lucky to "break even" at the craft shows he visited.
When he lost his job after the 2008 recession, this hobby became the family's sole income. In 2010, the first five Ginger Cottages were designed. Since then, many new items have been added to the collection.
Each of the products is made with meticulous care by the hands of Crider's assemblers, or “elves,” as he likes to call them. Crider's pieces celebrate roles and famous figures, both German and American, and pieces of history and enchanting fairy tales are part of the design of each product.
Each cottage is approximately 4.5" tall, with a few being just a little taller.