Monday, January 1, 2018

Christmas Crackers

Did you have Christmas Crackers at your Holiday dinner table?

On a trip to Paris in 1840, Londoner Tom Smith discovered "bon bons" wrapped in a twist of tissue paper. The entrepreneur expanded this idea and created Christmas Crackers that snapped when pulled open. They were filled with small gifts, jokes, poems, paper hats, jewelry and/or miniature toys.

The company was very aware of current affairs and crackers were created for the Suffragettes, War Heroes, Charlie Chaplin, The Coronation and many other great occasions. A British tradition that continues today, exclusive crackers are even made for the Royal Family.