Background & History:
Gingerbread Traditions, Inc. (GTI) is an Oregon-based corporation which manufactures high quality, edible, gingerbread, sugar cookie kits and cookies. We provide premium products to families, corporations, resorts, country clubs, and organizations looking for a fun, social, and community building experience.
As a family owned business, Gingerbread Traditions, Inc. was first started by Cheryl Albers as a fun idea centered around creating gingerbread parties for our two children when they were 3 and 5 years old. This grew into an idea of starting a business making gingerbread houses. GTI was established in May of 2002 with two gingerbread house offerings. With over 25 different designs and product lines, we continue to grow each year.
In 2004 we moved to a 1,000 square foot facility in downtown Oregon City, Oregon. While in Oregon City, we purchased our first cookie machine and were able to produce over 175,000 parts. We continue to grow each year.
We moved to our current location in 2012 and now reside in a custom built facility in Portland, Oregon.We have a custom bakery and packaging room, extensive shipping and storage capacity, and business offices. We employ up to 20 people throughout the year.
Sadly, after an almost year long battle, Cheryl Albers passed away of pancreatic cancer in 2015. Our family and family of employees were heartbroken. We are dedicated to keeping her dream of helping families create lasting memories alive. We know she is smiling down on us.
Our corporate philosophy centers on strong customer service, a belief in providing a high quality product, and a commitment to giving back to our community.
♥ Commit to high quality products
♥ Promote fun and a sense of family and community
♥ Provide customers with an experience to remember
♥ Give outstanding customer service
♥ Develop and maintain customers for life
♥ Listen to our customers
♥ Build a corporate culture of teamwork and fun!
♥ Hire dedicated, loyal employees with a vested interest in the company’s success
♥ Give back to the community
♥ Be environmentally conscious in all aspects of manufacturing, office activity and product packaging
We Have a Tradition of Offering Products for Many Occasions:
♥ Holiday Parties
♥ Country Clubs
♥ Specialty Stores
♥ Children’s Museums
♥ Family Gatherings and Reunions
♥ Community Events
♥ School Events
♥ Classroom Parties
♥ Children’s Birthday Parties
♥ Family Night
♥ Company or Corporate Parties
Our gingerbread and sugar cookie products are manufactured in our licensed/commercial kitchen in Portland, Oregon. Other gingerbread house distributors manufacture outside of the U.S.A. Gingerbread Traditions. Inc. is the only company of its kind to bake and package delicious and aromatic gingerbread houses in the U.S.A. Support local and family businesses today!
“The time together may be brief but the memory is forever.” – Cheryl Albers, founder of Gingerbread Traditions, Inc.