Family, like fire-works in July can often explode, especially at the dinner table. Start planning now for activities to keep everyone happy. Start saving toilet paper rolls!
What, you ask, do toilet paper rolls have to do with Christmas?
They are the basis for making Crackers. Not the crackers you eat—the old English Crackers.
All they are is a wrapped tube that makes a pop when you pull off the paper.
Each one is filled with little gifts, sweets and jokes. Whatever you want to put in is fine. You can order them here– http://www.oldenglishcrackers.com/ but they’re more personal if you make them. Instructions will come in a later post. All you have to do now is start saving toilet-paper rolls, paper-towel rolls and wrapping paper rolls. Also collect jokes from the funny paper that strike your fancy. Riddles, too, and keep your eye out for small cute gifts everyone can use—erasers, fun shaped paper clips, marbles, etc. I ordered my snaps from http://www.oldenglishcrackers.com/cracker-snaps-p-91.html
Stash the snaps, rolls and gifts away in a closet and then you’ll have everything you need to make them. I’ll post the directions closer to the holiday.
Be sure to read my next post where I’ll give you a yummy cracker (the eating kind) recipe.
Do you have any other suggestions for easing family tensions on the big day? I’d love to hear them so we can all enjoy a stress free-love filled holiday.