This cute gingerbread house will keep for up to 1 week. Best made a couple days before Christmas. Don't forget it's edible! Best served when kids are around so they can crack it open and find the treats hidden inside! Before cutting gingerbread to size, make a test run with cardboard cut-outs to ensure pieces will fit together. For a Gift Idea: wrap completed gingerbread house in clear cellophane and tie with a pretty ribbon. Take to a Christmas party or give as a gift.