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  1. Revealed: The 2014 Liberty Print Cracker

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    Don’t worry, I’m not about to roll out my annual Christmas Cracker round-up just yet (and yes, I know you’re awaiting it with bated breath), but I thought I’d give you a sneak peek at Liberty‘s hero print cracker for 2014.

    Liberty can always be relied upon to have the most covetable selection of crackers, but over the past few years, they’ve delved into the Liberty print archive for their crackers. It’s a smart move, and follows on from their Prints Charming exhibition back in 2009, which saw Liberty dial up the cool factor on their iconic heritage prints.

    Flashback: Liberty print crackers for Christmas 2012, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Flashback: Liberty print crackers for Christmas 2012. Photography courtesy of Liberty.

    Basically, it comes down to this: the visual power of Liberty’s pattern-rich prints really pack a punch on a box of luxury Christmas crackers. They are handmade in Dorset and are beautifully British to the core. Cracker perfection.

    Last year's set of Liberty print crackers, via WeeBirdy.com

    Last year’s set of Liberty print crackers. Photography courtesy of Liberty.

    This year, Liberty has chosen their classic Edenham print to feature on a set of crackers. Edenham print was first designed as a Tana Lawn fabric in 1994, inspired by the floral prints from the Liberty archive. The vintage-inspired brown/black colourway looks festive tied up with red and green ribbons.

    The Edenham Print Superior Crackers are available in a set of six for £45, and each cracker contains the requisite gift, hat, and motto.

    Black Edenham print mini cracker set, from Liberty.

    Black Edenham print mini cracker set, £14.95, from Liberty. Photography courtesy of Liberty.

    If £45, is too steep for a box of crackers, you can get a box of mini crackers in black Edenham print for £14.95. Each mini cracker contains a tube of mini love-heart sweets.

    Tell me: am I the only one who’s crackers about Christmas crackers?

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