An Award-Winning Salute…with Gingerbread!

Gingerbread_closeup (1280x853)Yes, it’s true — this Soldier and the care package before him are made out of gingerbread (and other edibles)!

Jennifer Elmore’s amazing “A Soldier’s Christmas” is among the Top-10 ribbon winners of the 22nd Annual National Gingerbread House competition.

As the daughter of a now-retired two-star U.S. Army general, Jennifer knows all about military Gingerbread_MikeandJenniferfamilies and her work is a tribute to them.

“I hope in some small way this honors the sacrifices service members and their families make for us every day, but especially at this time of year,” she says. 

We are very grateful that Jennifer (pictured here with her husband, Mike) chose to use her talents to highlight Operation Gratitude’s work. Look carefully at the photo up top and you can see Operation Gratitude’s logo on the gingerbread care package!

Jennifer is a Wells Fargo team member, and you can read more about her special creation in the company’s recent blog post:

Saluting service members’ sacrifices — in gingerbread!

The winning gingerbread entries are on display at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina through January 1.

(Photos courtesy of Wells Fargo.)

About Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude annually sends 200,000+ care packages to Veterans, First Responders, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes, their Care Givers, and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home. Each package is filled with food, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, as well as personal letters of support. Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the Military and First Responder communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for civilians anywhere in America to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation. Each package contains donated product valued between $45 and $100 and costs our organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 1.6 Million Care Packages.
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19 Responses to An Award-Winning Salute…with Gingerbread!

  1. A beautiful tribute and well worth an award for its ingenuity and patriotism.
    Ian

  2. Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner and commented:
    This is beautifully made.

  3. jfwknifton says:

    Wonderful, really wonderful….but who will commit the ultimate sacrilege and actually dare to eat it ???

  4. Mustang.Koji says:

    Excellent, excellent, excellent!

  5. Lavinia Ross says:

    That is a beautiful work of art!

  6. There are some really nice, good people out there in this world and Jennifer is one of them.

  7. Neat! Bravo, Jennifer.🙂

  8. authorjim says:

    Jennifer, I salute you!

  9. Dr. Rex says:

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Words can’t describe …. beautiful! The effort put into this …. wow!!

  10. menomama3 says:

    A sweet tribute.

  11. gpcox says:

    Reblogged this on pacificparatrooper and commented:
    How some people showed their gratitude__________

  12. gpcox says:

    A magnificent tribute!!

  13. Jack Benton says:

    Love it! What a talent!!!

  14. OH Blog says:

    Fantastic! What a creative and touching tribute!

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