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Christmas Crackers

Our 2011 Annual
Christmas Crackers Reminder

SUMMER / FALL available again April 2012 OCCASIONS BIZ
CLASSIC FAMILY crackers THANKSGIVING holiday SOLD OUT Cottage Crackers Valentine's Day
Christmas PUZZLE LOVER'S HANUKKA Crackers SOLD OUT HALLOWEEN Crackers   Mother's Day HELP!
CHARADES Crackers PETS  BIRTHDAY Baby Announcement Crackers  
PEWTER ORNAMENT Keepsake CAT crackers SOLD OUT Birthday - Children Baby Shower Crackers Survey
12 DAYS of CHRISTMAS   DOG crackers SOLD OUT Birthday - Family / Adult New Parent Gift Crackers Press Page
MUSICAL HANDBELL Crackers  CORPORATE Birthday for Puzzlers You're Having Twins! Crackers CONTEST WINNERS!
CHOCOLATE-FILLED Crackers CORPORATE Staff Party Crackers
GIFT Crackers CORPORATE Gift Giving LOVE Greeting Cards Looking for Cracker Snaps?
SOLSTICE Crackers SOLD OUT "Waiting for Christmas" Booklet Anniversary Tree Ornaments    
SILVER & GOLD SOLD OUT Holiday Shipping Wedding Crackers Victoriana Page  HOME Page


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SHIPPING NOTES including the DELIVERY ZONE CHART can be found at the bottom of the page.

Hi folks, It’s that time again.

The workshop is filling up with paper hats, puzzles, ribbon and merriment
in preparation for the upcoming holidays this fall.

…”but Gillian, Christmas is so far away!” you say?
Well, YES, it IS early!
And, YES, it is very hot!
And, YES, it is really hard to think of Christmas while swimming, gardening, firing up the barbie and hiking in the woods!
But we cracker elves have a lot of work to do preparing all the wonderful bits and pieces
which will go into your Thanksgiving & Christmas crackers this year
and we need lots and lots and LOTS of time to get it all done.
And, there are only 5 weeks before we begin shipping out boxes for Halloween and Canadian Thanksgiving! YIKES!

so here’s what’s new for 2011
We had several requests from our customers to make two new cracker types and, they’re here!
The Musical Handbells Crackers (see order notes below about the handbells)
& the Christmas Charades Crackers.

And, many of you told us last season that you really appreciated the new gift crackers we offered _
The Ornament Keepsake Crackers and the 12 Days of Christmas.
So we thought up a line of new Gifted Crackers - priced from moderate to luxury
for tea drinkers, chocolate lovers, and coffee brewers.

And although we know you love the full classic crackers at GC
we designed the new CrackerLITES - a more modestly priced cracker -
excellent as stocking stuffers or to include in a box with other gifts
in lunch boxes close to Christmas or to give out at holiday choir parties,
office parties and holiday luncheons. Lightweight but packed with quality.

The Waiting for Christmas” booklets
were such a huge success last year
that we decided to expand our booklet collection to include
Halloween, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah too!
One free booklet per $35 or more order per delivery address.
Feel free to make copies for your family or this year we offer an option to purchase additional ones.

please order early
As usual, we ask you to take a good look at the holiday pages we made for you
We want to begin mailing out boxes a couple of weeks earlier this year so everyone has lots of time to enjoy their
“Waiting for Christmas” booklet activities. Please help us accomplish this by ordering EARLY.

Remember please place SEPARATE orders for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
It is OK to combine Hanukka, Christmas and Solstice as they fall generally within the same period in 2011.

this year’s ‘order early incentive’
During our 3-day promotion at GC - August 7th, 8th and 9th,
for every order placed valuing $35 or more,
we will include one of our artisan-made pewter Christmas tree ornaments
in your holiday box when we ship.
The value of this lovely decoration is $11.00 - One ornament allowed per delivery address.

Questions? Let us know. ~ Comments? We’d love to hear from you!
Have a great end of summer everyone!

Website: www.crackers.gilliancards.com/index.html
Email: crackers@bell.net

end notes…
We are really pleased this year to offer our new Musical Handbell Crackers.
Because every family’s musical knowledge and experience varies,
we realize that some of you may wish to have a more extensive range or quality of bells available.
Some of you may prefer handbells which are held & rung like dinner bells
while others will like desk bells which are left on the table while the buttons are pushed to ring a single note.
And some of you would like the bells that have both qualities!

Well we want to make everyone happy!!
But as you can appreciate, we are unable to keep all of these varieties available in stock on our shelves.
If you wish to order the musical handbells this year PLEASE ORDER ASAP
We require time to order the precise set of bells you would like.
These sell quickly from our manufacturer suppliers this time of year so please order right away!

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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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SHIPPING NOTES including the DELIVERY ZONE CHART can be found at the bottom of the page.

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"Waiting for Christmas" Booklet

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!

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:
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.


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


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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