DIY Christmas Crackers with CAFOD World Gifts

Jeremy Cain, Community Participation Coordinator for Hallam diocese, has a cracking suggestion…

Christmas cracker

Pull the other one!

Why are Christmas trees bad knitters? Because they keep losing their needles.Why was the turkey in the pop group? Because he was the only one with drumsticks. And my favourite: what do you give a dog for Christmas? A mobile bone!

Christmas cracker jokes never let you down- groaning at them is all part of the fun! But the toys are always a disappointment, even in the posh crackers from famous department stores (£70 for 6, if you can believe it).

DIY crackers

DIY Christmas crackers

So here’s an idea for this year- make your own! There’s plenty of instructions for how to do this on the internet or you can even buy kits from places like Hobbycraft. Not only will it be an enjoyable activity to do with the kids but you can choose exactly the gift- and the joke- you want to include.

Just to be different, why not choose a World Gift? Buy online, select the ecard option, and you’ll receive a beautiful illustration you can print out, roll up and include in your cracker. Either buy an expensive gift for everyone to share or get one each of our cheaper gifts- you could even include some colouring pencils or a Divine chocolate coin! However you do it, you’ll be making Christmas dinner that little bit more special by both remembering and helping people living in poverty.

Health clinic

Give a health clinic for Christmas

Of course, if you’re still looking for that perfect under-the-tree present for your family and friends, World Gifts might also be answer. Have a look and see what inspires you. After all, for the man/woman who has everything, what better than something for someone who has nothing?

And if you really are stuck for something to buy for that special person, can I suggest a broken drum? Why? Well, you just can’t beat it!!

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About cafodhallam

CAFOD is an aid and development agency dedicated to improving the lives of the poorest in our world. In the UK we work to educate people about the causes of poverty, inspire them to campaign to address issues of social justice and inequality, and support them in fundraising activities. Overseas we work with local partners in 40 countries in South America, Africa and Asia to deliver long-term development projects and emergency aid. CAFOD's headquarters are in London and CAFOD Hallam is the local office for Sheffield and the surrounding area.

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