Beautiful Chic Cracker Favours Not For Christmas! – #1 Stampin’ Up! UK Demonstrator Pootles
Crackers are for life, not just for Christmas!
Today I’m showing more adorable crackers, but like others I’ve made before, these aren’t festively decorated for Christmas.
I do have a question though…
Christmas Crackers are British in origin, from about 180 years ago. To us, they’re a staple part of Christmas and an absolute Must on the Christmas Dinner table.
We don’t typically have them at other times of the year, and there is little deviation from the norm of the contents being a paper hat, a joke, the snap and a little toy.
But… my question is this. Why are crackers a popular thing over in the USA, but not as a part of Christmas? I know the whole explosive-on-the-dining-table is a slightly peculiar thing for anyone who doesn’t understand Christmas Crackers, but I’m curious about crackers at other times. Do they have snaps in too? Hats? Jokes? Or are the simply gift wrap.
So many questions!!!
Anyway, today I wanted to use different paper and I love the Textured Chic paper for it. And then those gorgeous flowers with the Distressed Gold Paper.
Utterly charming and chic, and not an explosive in sight!
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Sam Hammond Donald
#1 Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator
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