Gibsons Christmas Crackers 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Gibsons Christmas Crackers 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle (G7078)
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  • High quality 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle 
  • Puzzle size 48x68cm when complete 
  • Made from thick, durable puzzle board that is 100% recycled

Tom Smith invented Crackers in 1847, originally as a sugar coated almond (bon bon) wrapped in a twist of tissue paper and including a ‘love motto’.  In 1850 the almonds were replaced with toys, trinkets and jewellery and by 1860, the cracker became more or less what it is today, complete with the “crack” that starts many a Christmas dinner!

One big change over the years is the style of packaging and before today’s more minimalist style of presentation, the boxes were printed with brightly coloured illustrations.   Some examples of these have been used by our designer Beryl Peters to create this beautiful jigsaw puzzle.

A little about the artist

Beryl Peters is a Yorkshire girl who attended the Convent of the Ladies of Mary Grammar School in Scarborough. Her career started in teaching before starting her family. Now retired and with five grandchildren, Beryl enjoys her work as a designer. She is a keen member of the Ephemera Society.

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Gibsons Christmas Crackers 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle