July 21, 2020

eco friendly christmas crackers


Christmas celebrations simply wouldn't be complete without a traditional Christmas cracker at the dinner table. They've been part of British culture for over 150 years!

In that time a lot of things have changed for the better. The toys got better, the pop became louder, and the hats became more elaborate by the year. There are luxury crackers, artisan crackers and ones with tasteful design. Unfortunately, this increase in quality has not been matched. Still, the quality of the jokes, nor the sustainability of the materials used to make the crackers themselves!

Late one night while working away at Nancy & Betty Studio, our elves heard whispers of calls to ban the humble cracker from all across the land. The news said that 40 million Christmas crackers end up in the bin on the 25th of December. 

Dishearten by the news of the rejection of their creations, our elves set about designing a new cracker. A Christmas Cracker to save Christmas and help save the planet: The Eco Friendly Christmas Cracker

Our plan was simple, our environmentally friendly Christmas cracker are: 

  • Printed with vegetable-based inks on sustainable paper stock.
  • Renewable – we plant one tree for every box of crackers sold!
  • The crackers are fully recyclable too. (Just take the bows off. The bows can be used for crafting, which kids and grown-up love alike).
  • Contain plastic-free, useful gifts that you'll actually want to keep!
  • Handmade in the UK, to ensure quality and minimise shipping.
  • Recyclable box - no plastic acetate window

Our elves have worked really hard to make sure that our crackers are beautiful, thoughtful and well made - a little gift for each guest at the table.

It looks like the elves hard work has paid off too. For Christmas 2020, you can find Nancy & Betty Studio eco-friendly Christmas Crackers at some of the most excellent retail outlets across the UK, including; Harrods, Selfridge's & Co, Liberty London, Fortnum & Mason and Fenwick to name just a few! 

If you want to see what all of the fuss is about, look no further than our full collection of eco-friendly Christmas Crackers page right here on