Thursday, 14 December 2017

Julie's Advent Calendar 13th December 2017













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14  Christmas Crackers


This picture was taken a few years ago of our table ready for Christmas Eve dinner with all the family.

We always find that crackers are a bit of a disappointment, they look so pretty but don't have much in the way of exciting contents.  Over the past few years we have collected small little presents, pens, rubbers, chocolate Father Christmas sweets when the boys were younger, and then carefully opened the crackers and put extras inside. 





12 comments :

  1. Pretty Table, and I know what you mean about crackers. We sometimes do the same opening the crackers and pop something extra inside

    Julie xxxx

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  2. The boys always love your crackers - especially the ones that have tailor made gifts! Is that a boy I spy taking photos? The photo on my blog is of your crackers and table :)

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    1. Thank you. Yes a (long haired) eldest taking picture using his then new tripod.

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  3. It sounds like a good compromised with the extras for the crackers. I've bought a kit and put my own innards in!
    Arilx

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    1. Yes, bought little extras again this year, yet to put them in.

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  4. Just done a quick catchup and love your angel. Is the card from anyone you know who may be getting very forgetful? As for Xmas crackers, yes, they can be disappointing inside, but it's fun all the same. We had some at our Xmas lunch for the car club last Sunday & at least the jokes made us all laugh, especially when someone called out theirs & most of us answered, because it had been in so many.(giggle). Take care.

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    1. Mystery card solved. Identical card and handwriting arrived today but this time signed....Hawthorn's in-laws!

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  5. Your table looks so beautiful and I like your idea of adding extras to the crackers. I must give that a try another year.

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    1. Thank you. Have still got to put little extras in. One year we bought a set of tiny torch key rings and we are still using ours.

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  6. What a lovely Christmas table.
    xx

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    1. Thank you. I enjoy doing it each year.

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  7. Great idea to open them and add stuff ... they really have rubbish inside them now.

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