The best Christmas crackers

Welcome to our Best Christmas Cracker blog post! In this article we are going to take a look at just why Christmas crackers have made their way as a staple of Christmas time, a handpicked selection of our most terrible cracker jokes, where to get the best (and most expensive) crackers. Take a look at our cracking Christmas cards too, a collection of the best cards guaranteed to go with a bang!

  • The best Christmas Crackers greetings cards
  • The best Christmas Crackers jokes with Bettie Confetti
  • Why do we have Christmas Crackers?
  • Where to get the best Christmas Crackers?
  • Our physical store has re-opened

The best Christmas Crackers greetings cards

We must admit, none of our cards actually contain explosives or fire-starting capabilities. You will however be able to get the festive sparks flying with our current favourite three cards. Check out our selection below:

  • For a message that quite literally pops, why not go for this 3D dancing penguin card? Perfect to get those happy feet tapping – get the card here 
  • Alcohol goes in and fun comes out, this tried and tested method is a simple equation for festive merriment – get the card here
  • If you are wondering what starter to choose this year for your Xmas lunch why not take inspiration from this prawn crackers card – get the card here 

The best Christmas Crackers jokes with Bettie Confetti

Have you met Bettie Confetti yet? Find out a bit more about the designer and also their hilarious range of Christmas Cracker cards. In their own words Bettie Confetti is:

“A tad left of centre, cheeky, ever so slightly offensive or a little off, however you see Bettie Confetti cards, they’re guaranteed to make you laugh. And what’s the world without laughter? We’ve seen it. It’s the Central Line on London’s Underground at peak hour and it’s not pretty. “

Bettie Confetti loves sarcasm, and their offering absolutely differs to conventional greetings card sentiment. There’s no expression of heartfelt emotions, not a teddy bear in sight and just enough passive aggressive sentiment to put a smile on your face. Better yet, all cards are printed in the UK and individually packaged with a matching 100% recycled brown kraft envelope. They’re then hand finished and packaged in our studio near London.

If you are bracing yourself for all those dodgy cracker jokes, you don’t need to wait until the 25th December to get those festive funnies flowing! Take a look at the Bettie Confetti cracker range to share all those cliché laughs, perfect for yuletide chuckles.  

Why do we have Christmas Crackers?

Christmas crackers are a British tradition dating back to Victorian times. In the early 1850s, London confectioner Tom Smith started adding a motto to his sugared almond bon-bons. They came wrapped in a twisted paper package. As many of his bon-bons were bought by men to give to women, many of the mottos were simple love poems.

We are love a bang and so did Tom Smith! He was inspired to add the “bang” when he heard the crackle of a log he had just put on the fire. He made a log shaped package that would produce a surprise bang and inside would be an almond and a motto. Soon the sugared almond was replaced with a small gift. Originally sold as the ‘Cosaque’ it soon became known by the public as the ‘cracker’.

Do you look good in a paper crown? The paper hat was added to the cracker in the early 1900s by his sons and by the end of the 1930s. Love poems had been replaced by jokes or limericks, which we are very thankful for. The cracker was soon adopted as a traditional festive custom and today virtually every household has a box of crackers to on 25th December. Do you have something to pull this Christmas?

Where to get the best Christmas Crackers?

Forget a rubbish joke and a thin paper hat, Christmas crackers can be the most extravagant Christmas present imaginable. Described as “The world’s most luxurious Christmas crackers” VeryFirstTo’s Christmas crackers are nothing short of magnificent. Opulent gifts including an Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe, a Cartier Diamond necklace and even a Sunseeker yacht valued at over $3 million. We would be happy with a plastic paperclip but VeryFirstTo’s crackers are bespoke and are customized accordingly. Priced at $4.9 million a set, a $1,200 donation will also be made to The Prince’s Trust. Our thoughts are, if you have the money why not? At least a a part of that goes to a good cause. Learn more about the world’s most expensive crackers here.

Our physical store has re-opened

Our physical store in Brighton Lanes is now open! We are back with a bang and here in person to supply you with the best cracking Christmas cards around. Our store had to shut for 4 weeks due to the government lockdown restrictions. In that time, we were busy improving our service for customers. The Creased webstore was super busy during the four weeks our physical store was closed. Our customers were continuing to buy brilliantly differently cards for all occasions.

Although we are super happy that we can see each other again in person, its important to remember we still have to take extra precautions against the spread of COVID-19. The safety of our customers and staff is of paramount importance to us. But we still want to deliver a brilliant greeting card service. Our webstore procedures remain the same simple and fast service, but we have added some extra safety measures to our physical store.

When you come instore you will see we have had a purpose automatic hand sanitisation station installed as you walk in. We will always be operating a clearly marked one-way customer flow system to allow you to look around the store easily whilst remaining socially distant. The store will also continue to monitor customer levels to ensure the shop doesn’t get too full at any one time. Come say hello, and mask sure you wear a mask.

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