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Ancestry & The Gingerbread Man: Ft 23andMe

December 9, 2017

They're cute enough to eat, seasonally festive, & as stylish as your imagination makes them out to be--who are they? They're gingerbread men {& women}. Have you ever wondered, where did the idea of creating edible cookie people originate from?

True, gingerbread houses are of German descent, but after I researched online, I found out that the ginger people {cookies not hair color, lol} are English. Yep, Queen Elizabeth I {reigned 1558-1603} actually brought them into her court when she hosted foreign dignitaries & other royalty!

She even went the creative extra mile & had the cookies decorated to match her guest's personalities/physical traits. Cute, right?   

Aside from Gingerbread people, I often wonder about my own ancestry. Growing up, I have been told I am part Polish, German, & a few other things--but nothing has ever been 100% proven--which is why I am so excited to share this holiday gift idea with all of you--23andMe Ancestry Kit.

{Please note, this post is sponsored by on behalf of 23andMe. All Opinions are my own} 

Really, what's better than giving the gift that can confirm your ancestry & continue to strengthen the connection with your family.?! Since the holidays are a time for family togetherness, it would be an ideal occasion to test your ancestry & share your results {with the ones you hold dear}. You know, as you gather around the tree.


"With 23andMe, you can share your genetic information with your family members to get an even clearer picture of who you are and where you come from."

23andMe @23andMe/Instagram 

I really think this DNA sample kit is a pretty cool idea {& I am looking forward to seeing my results} to gift as a present. They have two kits---Health & Ancestry Kits. It works like this, "We analyze, compile, and distill the information extracted from your DNA into 75 + reports you can access online and share with family and friends"--23andMe.

It's a pretty simple process--order your kit, follow the instructions {spit in the tub & register it online}, mail back {pre-paid package}, & in 6-8 weeks, you'll get an email sharing your results! See more here.

If you're looking into gifting someone insight into their ancestry, take advantage of 23andMe's holiday specials until Dec 26th! See here.

Who knows, you may be in Queen Elizabeth's family tree!

Thank you,, on behalf of 23andMe for sponsoring this post. #23andmegifting


  1. That's so neat about the history of the gingerbread man! I feel like I've seen ads for 23 & me and it looks so interesting to do! Happy weekend!

    Xx, Meghan -


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