Traditional Christmas Crackers were invented in the mid-1840s by Tom Smith, a pastry maker in London. Smith’s design was inspired by bon bons—or individually wrapped sugared almonds—he’d seen in France. From treats to trinkets they grew into the crackling, prize-filled, celebratory crackers we know today. Grabbing each end and pulling releases a “crack!” and festive trinkets that are tucked inside, bringing fun and tradition to your holiday table. Wrapped and embellished with classic Caspari designs, they are a perfect place setting accent for any holiday or event.