I originally posted this on Remember When Vintage Postcard’s page on facebook back in June, under the notes tab. With the holiday season fast approaching, I thought my blog’s readers, who’ve never visited my store’s facebook page, might enjoy it.
I no longer post on that tab as I now have this postcard and Victorian trade card blog. However, there are several posts on it my blog readers might find enjoyable. Feel free to visit it. Happy reading!
The cracker was a British novelty invented by Tom Smith in 1847. It was a small, brightly coloured paper covered cardboard tube, twisted at the ends. When pulled, it created a small explosion or “pop”. Out tumbled a hand made paper hat, or small gift, and a motto or joke. The crackle or pop added excitement to Tom’s novelty, initially called a “bon bon”.
More wonderful new year postcards, perfect for displaying this holiday season, can be found in my store- Remember When Vintage Postcards.
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