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GillianCrackers
Old fashioned, English Victorian-style Christmas crackers
Filled with lottsa little treats.
 
 
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Warm thanks to the Toronto Star & reporter Nancy White
for the wonderful story about our crackers which appeared on the front of the Star's Life Section Dec. 21st

http://www.thestar.com/living/article/1104322--custom-made-christmas-crackers-offer-gift-of-peace

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Wrapped In traditionally rich colours of dark greens, berry reds
and metallic gold apples and pears.
Tied withred or gold ribbons.

Dickens Christmas Activity Sheet from GillianCrackers.
Dickens Christmas Activity Sheets
Featuring Dickens puzzles and trivia.

Dickens Christmas activity sheet with games and puzzles.

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. ~ Schaumburg, IL

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


One of the winners of the 2009 Family Cracker Photo Contest!


DICKEN'S Christmas Cracker -
Old fashioned fun with
hints
of theVictorian era.


Each Cracker CONTAINS:

:: 1 Peppermint Ghiradelli Chocolate Square
:: 1 other quality old-fashioned treat
:: Christmas Activity Sheet with Dickens-related puzzles, trivia & two Christmas carols.
:: Puzzle Pencil
:: Patterned Paper Hat
:: Small Holiday Decoration
:: Holiday joke or historical fact with a Dicken's quote on the reverse side

NOTE:
This cracker is recommended more for adults and older teens however there are still fun jokes and puzzles and of course the traditional paper hat and tree decoration to be enjoyed by youngsters.

Please, please, PLEASE ...order EARLY!

Unlike the common crackers available in the markets today, ALL GillianCrackers are hand-assembled and wrapped. We make ALL our own puzzles, games and activity sheets and fill/wrap ALL of our crackers HERE in North America! We do NOT outsource any of our work overseas!
Our crackers take a good deal of time to make and to ship because we take great care in preparing them for YOU..


Please avoid disappointment -

Order NOW!



christmas cracker paper hat crowns  by GillianCrackers.

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"From the centre of the ceiling of this kitchen, old Wardle had just suspended with his own hands a huge branch of mistletoe, and this same branch of mistletoe instantaneously gave rise to a scene of general and most delightful struggling and confusion; in the midst of which, Mr. Pickwick, with a gallantry that would have done honour to a descendant of Lady Tollimglower herself, took the old lady by the hand, led her beneath the mystic branch, and saluted her in all courtesy and decorum."

--The Pickwick Papers






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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