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GillianCrackers
Old fashioned, English Victorian-style Christmas crackers
Filled with lottsa little treats.
 
 
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Christmas Crackers

Classic Crackers
for the Whole Family to Enjoy

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for the wonderful story about our crackers which appeared on the front of the Star's Life Section Dec. 21st

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Fun, Victorian style festive Christmas Crackers for the holidays with lottsal little party treats.




GC's old fashioned, victorian-style
Christmas crackers for the holidays

We make each of the crackers in your order a little bit different from one another for optimum family fun
- providing a variety of holiday jokes, activity sheets and tiny tree decorations!
It's time!

... to stop buying those empty, disappointing designer holiday crackers which are so prevalent this time of year.

Who needs another
key chain or tired joke?

Have some festive cracker fun this season.
Order your old-fashioned GC Christmas crackers for the holidays now ~ Victorian-style crackers
filled with lottsa little games & treats
in just the way they were traditionally meant to be enjoyed.

Decorate your tree with crackers this Christmas.
& share them with guests as they stop by for holiday visits!

each cracker contains:

::
Hand-made, holiday-patterned, Paper Tissue Hat,
:: Ghirardelli or other fine chocolate
:: Mini Christmas Tree Decoration
:: Activity Sheet PACKED with Word &Maze Puzzles, Holiday Trivia & lottsa fun!
:: Tiny Puzzle Pencil
:: Seasonal Joke (fun holiday-themed jokes the whole family will enjoy)
:: Holiday Sticker
:: Tiny Holiday Stick 'em or Holiday Confetti
:: Puzzle Contest Entry Form
:: And a really great Snapper!
:: Included with each order of 5 or more crackers is a free copy of our 'Waiting for Christmas' booklet!
We are proud
to present again this year...

Our Traditional
Family Crackers

Loved by families all over
N. America and beyond
for nearly 20 years!
Fun...festive...with lottsa little treats!
2010Cracker Contest Winners - Shornick Family
2010 Cracker Contest Winners - Alissa & Rylie

1. Painterly Poinsettias
Each box is mixed with Silver and Dk Green tissues; tied with bergundy ribbons.
There are light silver accents in the Ponisettia paper.

2. Snow People
So fun; so cheerful!
Contains post-consumer recycled waste!
More and more of our papers
are going 'green'!

3. Christmas outdoors
Another cheerful snow design
Painterly Poinsettias
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Silver Swirl Christmas Crackers filled with puzzles, games, chocolate, paper hat and Christmas carols.  Victorian-style crackers by GillianCrackers. Canada, United States, USA, UK, Britain, Europe.
4. Silver Swirls

5. Candy Cane
Gold Swirls Christmas Crackers for the holidays by GillianCrackers. 
6. Gold Swirls
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7. Green Trees
Fresh, crisp, light holiday design

8. Lapland
This is a very pretty, old-fashioned design
so appropriate for GillianCrackers Classics!

9. Gold Cedar
This beatiful metallic gold design
has a touch of classy elegance. Really pretty!
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10. Poinsettia & Holy
A very traditional holiday design.


11. Red and Green
Bright and Christmassy!

12. Silver Holly
This is a lovely metallic silver paper with a light holly design - almost a hand-painted look.

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Compare prices with the empty commercial brands so prevalent in the market place today and you will quickly discover the great value of GillianCrackers for holiday family entertainment, gift-giving, and client/employee holiday parties and recognition! We pack fresh, tasty chocolate and lots of family fun and variety into every one of our Christmas Holiday Crackers.
 
My Customers write...

Gillian, My order arrived at 6:00 this evening! I can’t wait for my family to pop them! The crackers we get around here are horrible. Finding your website was a blessing. I look forward to ordering more next year. Merry Christmas.

Lisa,
Austin, Texas
My Customers write...

I received the Crackers well ahead of time. They were great and well received at my dinner party.
Thank you very much.

L.D. - Canada
My Customers write...
The package has been picked up and its contents are already giving great pleasure. Thank you for everything including your solicitude up to the point of delivery! You are a unique facility and I hope that you continue to go from strength to strength.

Roger E.
- UK


Our Customers Write:

The small ornaments were a tremendous hit at our house. Of course we totally enjoyed the Ghiradelli Peppermint squares too. All told, we really had a great experience with your crackers. (The crowns could be a bit smaller. Most of them became necklaces rather quickly.) Already looking forward to them for next year. Thank you very much!

Merrilee K ~ Kennewick, WA


Chris & Barb
2010 Cracker Contest Winners

On behalf of the Czajka & Halligan Families
of Western New York

My Customers write...

The crackers were lovely. My daughter played piano while we sang the carols. We all took turns telling our jokes then had a "race" to see who could finish the word search first but Grandma gave up on the word search and tried to 'steal' other people's cracker candies while we were all busy with puzzles - it took us a minute or two to catch on to her! This has been a part of our family Christmas tradition for 20 years, but these crackers are by far the most authentic and fun!

Monica M. ~ IL

(Thanks, Monika - your lovely note pretty much made my season! ~ Gillian)

GillianCrackers
has proudly been creating old-fashioned,
Victorian-style crackers since 1995.

Read my customer testimonials. 

My Customers write...

Your customer service is unparalleled.

J.C. ~ MD, USA

My Customers write...

I look forward to doing business with you again next year!

C.W. ~ UK

GillianCrackers Old Fashioned, Hand-Wrapped,
Christmas Crackers for the holidays
 
Our crackers are truly handmade - brightly wrapped in double layers of tissue with a printed over-wrap, each cracker contains many seasonal treats much like the original Christmas crackers from the Victorian Tradition. If you are ordering several crackers, each one will have a different joke, decoration and puzzle for added fun and variety!

Holiday Song & Carol Sheets
 

Christmas Cracker jokes at GillianCrackers.
Holiday Jokes


Each Christmas Cracker is packed
with candy and a small tree decoration.

These are samples from
this season's edition.

 

Christmas cracker tree decorations - woodcuts.

My Customers write...
I look forward to doing business with you again...I  liked the way the mailing box was wrapped in gift paper.

Colleen B. - Washington, D.C.
 

My Customers write...

.... Your Christmas crackers brought joy, laughter and ooohs and ahh's to our Christmas morning! We loved the printed tissue crowns and all wore them well into the afternoon. So much nicer than the usual solid color crowns! Mine doubled as a chef's hat! I wore it while I prepared Christmas dinner. It was very festive with the green and red holly print!

We took turns reading our jokes. We hung our little ornaments on the tree and raced to see who could complete their crossword puzzle first.  We all agreed...our son's fiance achieved the loudest "crack" when we popped them open. Thank you so much...we thoroughly enjoyed them! Can hardly wait to see next year's version!

Donna L. - California

My Customers write...

Hello Gillian:
My Christmas crackers arrived yesterday and I am MORE than excited now! They are amazing and your little extra touches are really sweet! Thanks for making our day more festive! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Jennifer M.
MA., USA
My Customers write...
Your crackers were such a hit at my Christmas dinner last year, I will have to make them a tradition.

V.G. - Ottawa, ON
 

Why choose GillianCrackers? Because they are FUN! And they are the BEST!
These cheerful little treats are packed with puzzles, games, holiday jokes, chocolate, colourful patterned paper hats & other fun treats. Every order comes with carol sheets & 1 free copy of our "Waiting for Christmas" booklet filled with puzzles, recipes, faqs and crafts for all ages.

Yes, our crackers do cost a little more - but they are filled with holiday fun! Why pay money for the emply designer tubes in the marketplace today when you can buy GillianCrackers with holiday cheer for everyone in your family. We make great Gift Crackers too!
GillianCrackers work great as party ice-breakers. Try having family contests to see who gets the puzzles solved first and you'll see what thousands of people all over North America have discovered - GillianCrackers are FUN and they are the BEST!

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"Waiting for Christmas" Booklet

NOTE:
So much about Christmas has to do with waiting... waiting for celebration of the nativity, waiting for family to arrive, waiting for Santa Claus, waiting to open presents, waiting to set the table with our best china, waiting for Tom Turkey to cook and the mince pie to come out of the oven. This year again, as an added holiday treat , we are including a wee booklet with a few pages of little games, puzzles, recipes, crafts, songs and other things to do while you are WAITING (patiently or otherwise!) for all things Christmas. We will include one little booklet in every box. Please feel free to copy it for your family's use.
Or, you may order additional copies at a nominal cost.

~
from your Cracker Elves who WISH YOU a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!


SHIPPING NOTES:
Important - Please Read.
You will be asked to agree to these terms in the shopping cart. Thank You!




USA Thanksgiving

We begin filling our thanksgiving crackers the 3rd week of October.
We begin shipping October 31st.
We do not guarantee a particular delivery date -
only that we will have your box at your preferred delivery address by November 22nd or sooner.
We appreciate your patience.
Because we want your crackers and the chocolate in them to arrive as fresh as possible
we cannot make our crackers in January and February as the mass cracker manufactureres do.
This means there is a lot of work for the Cracker Elves in the few weeks available to us!
If you are concerned about your Thanksgiving crackers reaching you in time,
send us an EMAIL and we will try to assist.

If you are travelling, consider giving us your destination as your shipping address
or let us know when you expect to leave home for the holidays.


Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice, New Year Shipping

To ensure freshnesss, the filling of all
Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice, Dog and Cat Holiday GillianCrackers™
begins the first week of November.


We then commence our Hanukkah and Christmas Shipping Schedule:
Beginning
November 15th through to December 5th for USA Orders.

Beginning December 1st through to December 21st for Canadian Orders.
Special Note: Due to a high volume of orders this season,
we are extending the USA Shipping deadlines to December 15th.

Our target is to have every parcel in our customers' homes by December 24th.
You may receive your package well before that date,

however, we do not promise to reach you any earlier than Christmas Eve day
(December 19th for Solstice Crackers)
(December 20th for Hanukkah Crackers)

Again, especially with late orders placed in November and December,
we can only promise to have your crackers to you by December 24th.


If you are travelling, consider giving us your destination as your shipping address
or let us know when you expect to leave home for the holidays.

 

Please remember - smaller, out of-the-way or extreme northern communities, may take longer for delivery!
For Hawaii, Alaska, NWT, Yukon, Nunavut and some areas within Labrador - please order extra early
- otherwise express shipping costs will be applied.

USA ZONE CHART

Please choose your state to determine your Shipping Zone for the shopping cart.

  CANADIAN ZONE CHART

Please choose your state to determine your Shipping Zone for the shopping cart.
State Zone   Province/Territory Zone
Alaska 5   Alberta 4
Alabama 3   British Columbia 4
Arkansas 3   Manitoba 3
Arizona 4   New Brunswick 3
California 5   Nfld & Labrador 4
Colorado 4   North West Territories 5
Connecticut 1   Nova Scotia 3
District of Columbia 1   Nunavut 5
Delaware 1   Ontario 1
Florida 3   Prince Edward Island 3
Georgia 3   Quebec 2
Hawaii 5   Saskatchewan 3
Iowa 3   Yukon 5
Idaho 4      
Illinois 2      
Indiana 2      
Kansas 3      
Kentucky 2      
Louisiana 3      
Maine 2      
Maryland 1      
Massachusetts 1      
Michigan 2      
Minnesota 3      
Missouri 3      
Montana 4      
N. Carolina 2      
N. Dakota 3      
Nebraska 3      
New Hampshire 2      
New Jersey 1      
New Mexico 4      
Nevada 5      
New York 1      
Ohio 1      
Oklahoma 3      
Oregon 5      
Pennsylanvia 1      
Rhode Island 1      
South Carolina 3      
South Dakotaa 3      
Tennesee 2      
Texas 3      
Utah 4      
Vermont 1      
Virginia 2      
Washington 5      
West Virginia 1      
Wisconsin 2      
Wyoming 4      
Mississippi 3      
         

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