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These Christmas Crackers are handmade and hrken back to Victorian England.

Christmas crackers are a traditional Christmas favorite in the UK. They were first made in about 1845-1850 by a London sweet maker called Tom Smith. He had seen the French 'bon bon' sweets (almonds wrapped in pretty paper). He came back to London and tried selling sweets like that in England and also included a small motto or riddle in with the sweet. But they didn't sell very well. Legend says that, one night, while he was sitting in front of his log fire, he became very interested by the sparks and cracks coming from the fire. Suddenly, he thought what a fun idea it would be, if his sweets and toys could be opened with a crack when their fancy wrappers were pulled in half. Our Crackers have the traditional 'Cracker Snap' and contain 2 toys and 3 sweets. Paper varies.

English Christmas Crackers

SKU: 6000-50
$3.00 Regular Price
$2.00Sale Price