Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Cracker Anyone?! Freebie!!

Christmas crackers, (known as bon-bons in Australia), are an integral part of British Christmas celebrations. Usually placed on your side plate at dinner or lunch over the chritsmas festivities.

It consists of a cardboard tube wrapped in a brightly decorated twist of paper or coloured foil, making it resemble an oversized sweet-wrapper. The cracker is pulled by two people and, much in the manner of a wishbone, the cracker splits unevenly. The split is accompanied by a small bang produced by the effect of friction on a chemically impregnated card strip (similar to that used in a cap gun).

The person with the larger portion of cracker empties the contents from the tube and keeps them. Typically these contents are a coloured paper hat or crown; a small toy or other trinket; and a motto, a joke or piece of trivia on a scrap of paper.

Assembled crackers are typically sold in boxes of three to twelve. These typically have different designs usually with red, green and gold colours. Making crackers from scratch using the tubes from used toilet rolls and tissue paper is a common activity for children.

It is a running joke that all the jokes and mottos in crackers are unfunny and unmemorable. Similarly, in most standard commercial products, the "gift" is equally awful, although wealthier individuals may use custom crackers with more expensive rewards.

At Digitals, we are celebrating by giving guests 12 Days of Christmas Crackers. Today is my day! Go to the forum HERE and get the clue to find the GREAT Christmas cracker I have for you! THere's also a FABULOUS coupon in the cracker (good on sale items too!) so be sure grab it while it's up!

For my loyal blog readers, here's a preview of the free gift enclosed!

Christmas in Bordeaux Sparkly Paper Pack

Paper Pack coordinates with my Christmas in Bordeaux Collection--on sale now!