A Newfoundland Saltbox Christmas – Happy Tibb’s Eve! Our latest gingerbread house pays homage to the day before Christmas Eve, traditionally called Tibb’s Eve here in Newfoundland. In some parts it is known as Tips Eve or even Tipsy Eve. Popular opinion on it’s origin goes back to when men made their own home brew in the weeks running up to Christmas and this was a night when they would go from house to house sampling the new brews along the way. Many still will this very evening, even if the spirits on offer are no longer home brewed. Many of those old houses would have resembled our latest gingerbread house designed in this traditional Saltbox architectural style.
To see many more of our gingerbread houses from years past go to: