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Where did the term gingerbread trim originate?
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Where did gingerbread trim originate from?
During the 1500s, gingerbread was sold as medicinal eats. Many were decorated to resemble window decorations. As time went on, the cookies were often decorated and hung in windows as Christmas decorations. The story of Hansel and Gretel added to the d?cor idea and romanticism with the description of the witch's house being made of gingerbread with lots of candy and icing decorations. Heavy immigration during the 1800s along with the advent of the scroll saw made the gingerbread decorations able to be mass produced and came with a mix of all the styling brought from the home countries of the different immigrants. The 1800s is often called the 'Victorian Era,' and is known for excess and often over the top designs. Gingerbread designing fit right into the era's eccentricness.