Friday, August 28, 2015

Holiday Season 2015
at the Cracker Elves' Workshop!

We are so excited here at GillianCrackers to be working on our 2015 Holiday Line featuring Filled Crackers and DIY Cracker Kits!  Here are a few photos as sampling!

 Christmas Crackers with chocolate - Red & Cream

Christmas Crackers with chocolate - Pine Tree & Deer -

 Christmas Crackers with chocolate - Gold Pine Trees

 Christmas crackers with chocolate - Ho Ho Ho Santas

 Christmas Crackers with chocolate - "Merry Christmas" design by GillianCrackers

 Christmas crackers - "Red Berries" design

 Christmas holiday crackers - "Red birds" design

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 Christmas holiday crackers - "Red Plaid" design.

Christmas Crackers with chocolate - "Santa Hats" design

 Christmas Crackers - "Merry Christmas Stripes" design

 Christmas Crackers with chocolate - "Winter Birds" design

 Christmas Crackers - "Christmas Birds' design

 Christmas Crackers - "Snowflakes" design

And below are our new fun
DIY Christmas Cracker Kits

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Christmas Cracker and Card history at the Victoria and Albert Museum

If there is one thing this Cracker Elf is determined to do before too long, it is to visit the Victoria and Albert Museum in Britain.  I would most specially love to see their historical Christmas cracker collection. Here are a few items shown on their website:

Mottoes and Jokes
Click images to visit the Victoria and Albert Museum Online.

Tom Smith’s Christmas crackers “Bank of Love”
from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Cracker contents, such as paper hats and toys 
from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

"This card is a reproduction of an 1843 card, commissioned by Sir Henry Cole, the Museum’s first director. It combines two traditional Christmas themes. The central illustration shows three generations of a family raising a toast to the recipient of the card, and the outer, less colourful images show acts of charity, and giving to the poor."


Monday, October 21, 2013

Witch's Cracker

Now here is an interesting cracker variety!
This illustration is from the Jane Shaw novel, "Family Trouble" 1961.
I found in a blog featuring the author, Jane Shaw.