Nothing says love like homemade food crafted from the heart, and for many in Whatcom County, the ability to create and share gorgeous gingerbread creations is an annual tradition. I know in my home, pandemic baking has upped the skills of my family (along with my weight), and a gingerbread house challenge seems like a fitting showstopper finale to 2020.
If you are mourning that it is not COVID-safe to join indoors in person and enjoy one another’s works, be cheered: there are two fun places to showcase the abundance of love and skill from your kitchen!
Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism invites you to take a picture or short video of your creation and post it to Instagram or Facebook with the tag #BeGingerFestive. Share your inspiring (or frustrating) bake—and also the warmth of your home and the love of the people who made it!
Anyone who posts will be entered into a contest to win one of three, $100 ThinkLocalFirst Gift Cards—redeemable at local businesses across the county. There will be one random draw from all entries, and some surprise judges for Facebook and Instagram.
Insider Tip: Click HERE to learn how to Spend, Gift, and Support Whatcom County Local Businesses During COVID-19!
Don’t have a handle on hashtags? Email a picture and description to firstname.lastname@example.org. Whether you email or post, get us your entry before 2021 arrives . . . we’ll announce winners Friday, January 8, 2021. Who knows, we might use your creation as a shining example of the wonders of Whatcom County on Bellingham.org for years to come!
#BEGingerFestive Gingerbread Creation Content Rules: Click HERE for Full Contest Rules.
Jolly Elves at the Port of Bellingham
Insider information has it that their team of elves will put all the photos together and create a video to remember how we celebrated in 2020.