A Victorian Christmas Cracker.
In the mid-nineteenth century... yes that long ago..... history tells us that an English baker saw how the French wrapped their "bon bons" (a sweet) in a twist of coloured tissue paper....., so he had the idea to make
a "Christmas Cracker".
He later added a "snap" in order to improve sales!
Crackers were also called "cosaques" and thought to be named after the "Cossack" soldiers
from Russia. These soldiers were highly admired for their equestrian skills and known to fire their guns into the air whilst on horseback.
Today's Christmas crackers
include a snap, paper crown, jokes, trivia, and even games, and an amazing range of mini gifts.
Now the "Christmas Cracker" has become a traditional
part of many a family Christmas.
Crackers can be simple or extravagant, traditional or rustic or any style that takes your fancy to match your Christmas theme.
Our paper themes include elegant and traditional prints imported from Europe, and our own Eco-friendly printed kraft papers.
We would love you to choose our Crackers this Christmas and enjoy the fun
and laughter... we certainly do!