35. Homemade Christmas Crackers

Each Christmas I make custom-made “crackers.” (Not the kind you eat.)

I found the cardboard snappers at Michael’s, and bought extra, because last year there was a dearth of them in the craft stores. This year, they aren’t selling the silly paper hats, but I reuse them from year-to-year, so I still have plenty on hand. The fortunes (or jokes or wishes) can be hand-written to suit the recipient. 

And the treats – I’m always on the hunt for meaningful, useful, or beautiful treasures small enough to fit into the paper towel rolls. A memory card or thumbstick, jewelry, hair ornament, collector thimble, wine cork, or small tool fit the bill.

I assemble the cracker contents, then use our Christmas cloth serviettes to cover them. That way, after the crackers have been “snapped,” we can use the serviettes for our dinner!

Name tags can be cut from old Christmas cards and tied onto the crackers with yarn or raffia.

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