Sunday, 11 November 2012

November at Go Crackers

November is a very busy time at Go Crackers headquarters!
Sue spends long hours watching her beloved soaps while sticking, filling and making hundreds of bows for crackers!  She is a very busy lady!  She is also attending Charity Fais around the country talking to our customers and selling Christmas crackers.  
Meanwhile I spend a great deal of time in my warehouse - packing crackers and driving to the Post Office with lots of boxes to post to our internet customers.
We do hope you like our crackers this season - we have been particularly pleased with our Cluedo, Scrabble and Monopoly crackers.  The other game cracker that has caught people's imagination is the traditional wooden Egg & Spoon Race - brilliant - you get a wooden egg cup, egg and spoon.  A game you can play at the table or around the room.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Christmas 2012 is now only 9 weeks away!

Welcome to all who read our Blog.  We are once again in what we call the silly season.  Sue is making crackers for all sorts of customers - big and small, Christmas and Weddings, parties and Hen Parties.  We have a huge range of crackers again this year with lots of exciting things in them.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


We start our Fairs this week and look forward to seeing all our customers over the next few weeks. It is our opportunity to see what you think to our new crackers that we have been creating for you over the last few months! Sue has, as always, been hard at work making lots of great new designs for you and your families to enjoy over Christmas.

If you haven't already visited the website then do so now and see what super designs we have. Robin Reed and Tom Smith crackers are all there for you see. We have some new crackers from International Crackers for you which are really lavish and look wonderful see the photo above.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Go Crackers say Happy New Year January 2011

A start of a new year and so new crackers too! We had a brilliant year last year despite the weather and the problems it caused for the postal services. Unfortunately some of our crackers did not arrive in time despite our attempts to try Special Delivery and our carrier for the last week. One of our orders took a month to arrive but our customer was a very understanding lady - thankfully. We have so many lovely customers who send us such super feedback about our crackers and the service we try to provide. Thanks to you all!

We made crackers for lots of people and a couple of very prestigious hotels too - Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester was one and Alain Roux's The Waterside at Bray the other. We found ourselves on BBC1 Look North talking about cracker jokes and on the local BBC radio too. Sue made almost every Go Crackers Handmade cracker herself - an amazing achievement! That is every bow, sticking in hundreds of snaps, and filling with assorted gifts from Whitaker's Chocolate truffles, super luxury gifts and table top games.

Well here is to another year of crackers and we start by going to the Harrogate Gift Fair in a couple of weeks - Christmas starts as early as that for us! I wonder what delights we will see there. The next big event is writing to all the Charity Fair organisers to get into fairs for October and November 2011. We then attend the Spring Fair at the NEC Birmingham and that is where the hard work starts. Finding suppliers for papers, all the gifts, crackers for the year and ribbons for the bows etc.

Happy New Year to all our customers and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

The Crazy Cracker Month of November

Well Sue & I are full steam ahead with crackers pouring out of our ears. Everywhere you look there are crackers, ribbbons, jokes, hats. Christmas is coming! We are around the countryside from North Yorkshire at Castle Howard to Irnham near Grantham and down to Hullavington Airfield. From York Racecourse to Sandown Park! Busy busy. We are making crackers for The Dorchester too. Wedding crackers are being made for the lovely Christmas Weddings.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Musical Hand Bell Crackers from Go Crackers

Hi There Just thought you would like to see our new video (see below) of our family having fun with the Musical Hand Bells. These crackers come in a box of 8 which is a musical octave. Each cracker contains a small but perfectly formed hand bell and each is a different numbered musical note. The crackers also have a hat which is covered in musical notes and a joke. In the box is numbered music which includes such favourites as The First Noel, Jingle Bells, Ding Dong Merrily, Bah Bah Black Sheep, Happy Birthday and lots of others to keep the family entertained for hours on end! You do not need to be musical to enjoy these crackers. Just nominate someone to be a conductor and he or she has a baton to conduct with. The conductor points at each person who has a numbered badge which corresponds to their numbered bell and the result is beautiful music, much chaos and lots of laughter. If you have less than the 8 people then you can play two bells at once! Give Musical Hand Bell Crackers a go this Christmas - you will not be disappointed!

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Crackers for Christmas - Order early to avoid disappointment!

Gosh! This year Christmas crackers are going to be a problem. As most crackers are now made in China because it was cheaper there, however it is becoming increasingly expensive. The sea freight has doubled and when China had its floods earlier this year it caused serious problems for all the workers. The outcome of this is, crackers are not being made as quickly or in some cases at all. The more I talk to people in the cracker industry the more concerned I am becoming.

So if you want a good choice of crackers this year it may pay you to order early as repeat orders are unlikely. If however you would like one of our bespoke crackers made here in Lincolnshire, England then that will not be a problem!

We hope to hear from you soon!