A woman in California took her love of Christmas to the next level by transforming her office into a gingerbread house.
Monika Orrey, 47, of Oakley, Calif., Created the masterpiece as part of her company’s workspace decorating competition, according to SWNS.
“When the cabin decorating contest was announced I knew I had to do something ‘extra’ and immediately started stocking cardboard,” Orrey told the store.
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Although she had only been with the company for two months when the competition was announced, Orrey said she had moved past any worries she had about her coworkers, thinking she was ” weird, “because:” I’m happier when I’m genuinely me. ”
Orrey told SWNS that she chose a gingerbread house to combine her Christmas love with her “well-known sweet tooth.”
“I wanted to share my Christmas love and make people smile,” Orrey said.
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According to SWNS, Orrey arrived on a Sunday and spent eight hours building his gingerbread house out of cardboard, duct tape, windmill painted dollar store bowls, and cardboard tubes (for the lollipop) and Christmas decorations she had at home.
SWNS reported that Orrey’s colleagues were shocked when they saw his gingerbread house on Monday morning.
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“It definitely broke the ice,” she said, adding, “I’m a little competitive and love Christmas so it was really in my back alley.”
In the end, Orrey won the competition.
“Many colleagues brought their children to see my gingerbread house and it brought a smile to a lot of people — mission accomplished,” she said.
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