Thinking & Feeling

“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.” Horace Walpole

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

We've gone crackers!

Quinn and I were looking at Christmas crackers the other day and the prices are just ridiculous! And worse than that they are TOTAL CRAP. You have to spend at least R100 before you get anything that you might actually want to have for more than 5 seconds. It's just silly.

Anyway we gave up and were hoping we'd find something better somewhere else and on another day...

Well last night Quinn started fiddling with wrapping paper etc etc, and next thing he was making a Christmas cracker, complete with funny note inside. I suggested that he make a whole set of crackers for our Christmas lunch, and he agreed. So I gave him a pile of sweets and chocolates, some wrapping paper, toilet roll inners, wool, and some stickers and left him to it.

He finished them today...

Seems Quinn is a bit Crackers himself...

I am quite excited to find out what my special message is, as he has personalised them for each of us. Fun!

It's a great money saving tip, We used stuff we already had at home, so it cost us nothing extra!


  1. Wow! What a nice idea Jane!

  2. your kids are very creative! and helpful towards the budget too. Clever boys!
    You've been tagged btw:

  3. What a great idea - and how clever are your boys to do those on their own! I agree about crackers - I never buy them myself, but whenever I've been to a Christmas function and there have been crackers, they either have nothing inside, or something really cheap and yuk.