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Christmas Crackers for the holiday with Musical Handbells
These are EXTRA large crackers
@ about 12 inches long.
The treat tubes are  7" long by 3" diameter
to fit the lovely handbells!





Holiday crackers jokes from GillianCrackers

 

Toblerone Mini Bar


Jingle Bells Christmas cracker tree decoration



Variety of paper Christmas cracker crowns from GillianCrackers


Christmas cracker paper hat crown in line with red and green pine trees



Christmas cracker activity packages with puzzles from GillianCrackers

 

Christmas cracker activity sheet from GillianCrackers

Variety of Christmas cracker activity sheets from GillianCrackers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






Musical Handbell Christmas Crackers 
These fun and tuneful bells are QUALITY designed to provide your family with musical entertainment and laughter for many years to come. They are truly well-made in both construction and tone. If you decide to purchase the bell crackers - or have in the past - please keep in touch with this web page as I regularly update it with new music and other information. I want you to get as much enjoyment out of these wonderful musical instruments as possible!

IMPORTANT NOTE:  These are full-sized quality musical handbells with full, clear tonal qualities - easy to ring and not similar to the mini-bells you will find in some commercially produced crackers which have received reviews for being "out of tune".  The bells we use in our crackers are FULL-sized, ring with clear tones and will last your family for many, many years of merry musical fun ahead.

Each cracker contains

:: 1 quality musical handbell
:: 1 Holiday activity pack with puzzles, trivia and games and jokes; puzzle pencil & eraser included.
:: 1 holiday candy
:: 1 Christmas tree decoration

NOTE:  Because of the bells take up all of the available width of these cracker tubes, we put the snap on the outside of each tube, underneath the wrapping paper.  Leave the cracker sitting on the table, hold on very tightly to each end of the snap and then... count 1, 2, 3.  SNAP!







 






EXTRA!  EXTRA!
ONE  small free handbell music book is included with each order. You may copy this and/or download additional music from web sources or ask at your local library. We also have some music available for copying from the links below.
PRICE: Varies depending on style - see below.
ORDER BY: November 10th for Christmas week delivery
BEFORE ORDERING!
1) Click on this LINK to SELECT
your SHIPPING ZONE
- and -

2)
Read the SHIPPING NOTES. You will be asked to agree with them when you place your order in the cart




8-note Handbell Birthday Crackers
Kids 8-Note Diatonic Bell Crackers

(With clapper - for ringing function only)
Middle C6 to High C7 -
C, D, E, F, G, GA, B, C
 

Price: $99.00


BEFORE Ordering -
Click HERE to SELECT your SHIPPING ZONE

8-note Family Handbell Birthday Crackers
Family 8-Note Diatonic Bell Crackers

(This set has both buttons for pushing & clappers for ringing)
Middle C6 to High C7 -
C, D, E, F, G, GA, B, C
 

Price: $116.00


BEFORE Ordering -

Click HERE to SELECT your SHIPPING ZONE

8-note 'Mice' Handbell Birthday Crackers
8-Note Diatonic Table-top Bell "Mice" Crackers

(This set has buttons for pushing only - they can not be rung)
Middle C6 to High C7 -
C, D, E, F, G, GA, B, C

Price: $116.00


BEFORE Ordering -
Click HERE to SELECT your SHIPPING ZONE

13-note Diatonic Handbell Birthday Crackers
13-Note Chromatic Bell Crackers

(This set has both buttons for pushing & clappers for ringing)
Middle C6 to High C7
C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B, C

Price: $179.50


BEFORE Ordering -

Click HERE to SELECT your SHIPPING ZONE


20-note Handbell Birthday Crackers
20-Note Chromatic Bell Crackers

(This set has both buttons for pushing & clappers for ringing)
A5 to E7
A, A#, B, C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B, C, C#, D, D#, E

Price: $278.00


BEFORE Ordering -
Click HERE to SELECT your SHIPPING ZONE

5 Note Handbell Add Ons
5 Add-on bells

BELLS ONLY - The bells can be inserted into crackers at an additional cost of $7 each.  Although not shown in the above photo, this set has both buttons for pushing & clappers for ringing and is designed to extend the range of the 20-note diatonic set above.)
G5, G#5, F7, F#7, G7

Price: $39.00


BEFORE Ordering -

Click HERE to SELECT your SHIPPING ZONE

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Due to the oversized cracker tubes to accomodate each handbell, shipping may cost more than our regular crackers - especially if you require quick delivery. You will be billed separately IF there is any additional shipping cost. Please try to allow at least 4-6 weeks for us to make up your handbells order and to ship them out to you at the most economical rate.


Click on any of the links below for handbell music.

How to decide which music can be played with which set of bells?

All handbell sets (except the 5 bell add-ons) can play the music for 8 note bells
Both 13 and 20 note bells can play the music for 13 note bells
Only the 20 note bells can play the music for 20 bells
And only the 20 note bells with the extender 5 bell add-ons can play ALL of the music below.


If you need help with learning how to read music, click HERE to try this handy reference.

The titles with lines underscoring them have music links;
the remaining titles - and others - will be uploaded in the days and weeks ahead.
Musical Titles You will need these bells to play
Boar's Head Carol  
Coventry Carol  
Here We Come A-wassailing  
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly  
I Saw Three Ships  
Joseph Dearest  
My Dancing Day  
Sussex Carol  
We Wish You a Merry Christmas  
What Child is This  
Winter Snow  
Happy Birthday 13 notes
When the Saints Go Marching In  
English Country Garden 20 notes + 5 bell add ons
Good Night Ladies
13 notes
Go Tell Aunt Rhody 8 notes
There's a Hole in the Bucket 8 notes
When the Red, Red Robin 20 notes
Old Time Religion 20 notes
Row, Row, Row Your Boat 8 notes
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star  
I Knew an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly 20 notes
Drunken Sailor  
Old Lang  
Sweet Rosie O'Grady  
Dry Bones  
Oh, Dear, What Can the Matter Be? 8 notes
On Top of Old Smoky  
Ode To Joy 8 notes
All Things Bright and Beautiful  
All through the Night  
Over There  
Tara's Harp  
The Tailor & the Crow  
Alouette  
For (S)he's a Jolly Good Fellow  
Amazing Grace 8 notes
Greensleeves  
Anniversary Waltz  
After the Ball  
The American Homesteader  
Dry Bones  
Deck the Halls  
Hear Them Bells  
Up on the Housetop  
Angels from the Realms of Glory  
Jolly Old St. Nicholas  
O Holy Night  
Once in Royal David's City  
O Come All Ye Faithful  
Away in a Manger  

To hear handbells being played
and to download 8-note handbell music
and rhythm charts,
visit the excellent"Inspired Instructor" website:

http://theinspiredinstructor.com/music/christmassongs.html

 




SHIPPING NOTES:

Important - Please Read.
You will be asked to agree to these terms in the shopping cart.

We cannot fill your order unless you agree to the terms in the Shipping Notes. Thnx!


 


All Regular Season Deliveries



ALL orders are considered 'CUSTOM' orders.
Because of the fresh candy and personal nature of our crackers,
we do not have boxes of crackers
sitting on inventory shelves ready to mail out.

Every order takes time to fill, pack and ship.

Please do NOT assume a delivery date
.
If ordering crackers required in less than 3 weeks, check with us first via EMAIL.

Because each order is custom-filled,
we do not accept cancellations nor do we refund orders once they are placed!



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Shipping - Important!




Shipping Methods
ALL orders are now shipped via the Canadian and USA Postal Services.
We no longer will ship via any courier services.
Customers who live in 'gated' communities where only couriers deliver
should make alternative shipping address arrangements

Local orders can be picked up in person - please arrange a time via
EMAIL.



Tracking Numbers
Very small, lightweight packages may not be shipped with a tracking #.

Otherwise, when your order is shipped, you will receive ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
EITHER:
Confirmationn from PayPal including a tracking number.
OR
An email from GillianCrackers with a tracking number.





Delivery Times
MOST boxes take 2-12 business days to arrive at your home or business
unless you have requested and paid for Express shipping.


Smaller, out of-the-way or extreme northern communities may take longer for delivery!
Holiday mail especially the 2 weeks before Christmas can be a bit slower.

**** DELIVERY TIMES FOR REMOTE OR SMALLER DESTINATIONS ****

For Hawaii, Alaska, NWT, Yukon, Nunavut and some areas within Labrador - please order extra early.

For delivery to Britain or Europe, please allow 2 full months MINIMUM.
Christmas orders to the UK should be placed by September 15th at the very latest.

 


Didn't Receive your Box?

If you have a tracking number and have not received your parcel within the expected amount of time and have concerns about receipt after checking that tracking number online at: www.canadapost.ca.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL POST OFFICE.
PLEASE DO NO CONTACT US FIRST!


The responsibility for delivering your parcel rests with your post office and they are the best ones to help you. When you contact them, be prepared with your tracking # and the shipping date.





Delivery Destinations
Smaller, out of-the-way or extreme northern communities,
may take longer for delivery!


For Hawaii, Alaska, NWT, Yukon, Nunavut
and some areas within Labrador - please order extra early.

Holiday mail especially the 10 days before Christmas can be a bit slower.

For delivery to Britain or Europe, please allow 2 full months.
Christmas orders should be placed by September 15th at the very latest!

Otherwise express shipping costs will be applied
.


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Check Your Information!


Ensure the following are correct:

Billing Address
Shipping Address
Phone # of sender
Email Address (This is VERY important! Please check carefully!)

Your shipping label will be printed exactly as supplied by you.
Please ensure it is correct!

Every year at least a few parcels are mis-delivered
due to incorrect address information.


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Travelling?

Consider giving us your destination as your shipping address
or let us know when you expect to leave home for the holidays.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BOARD AIRPLANES WITH HOLIDAY CRACKERS.
You likely will be required to leave them behind!

Let us know EARLY where you are going and we will,
if it is within our abilities, ship them on ahead of you to your destination.



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Signature Receipts

FOR THE USA & UNITED KINGDOM: We know that not all of our customers want a signature receipt however it is required by YOUR country's post office when your box is delivered. This is a post office requirement and unfortunately we are unable to request that your box be left without someone signing for it.

FOR CANADA: It may be possible to have your box left at your home without a signature required. However, this is always left to the discretion of your postal carrier who will only leave the box if it is deemed to be safe. It may help if you leave a note on the door with the tracking number, your name and the date requesting the box be left on your porch or some other safe location around your home.
If you would prefer "No Signature Receipt Required", please note this in your shopping cart when you place your order.

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Thanksgiving Deliveries


Canadian Thanksgiving is October 14th, 2013
Thanksgiving
crackers will be shipped for expected receipt 10 DAYS preceeding Thanksgiving or earlier.
Canadian orders will be accepted until September 15th only.

USA Thanksgiving is November 28th, 2013
Holiday crackers will be shipped for expected receipt 10 DAYS preceding Thanksgiving or earlier.

USA orders will be accepted until October 20th only.

For all Thanksgiving deliveries
We cannot guarantee a particular delivery date -
only that we will have your box at your preferred delivery address
during the week preceeding Thanksgiving or earlier.

We leave the packing of holiday crackers until right before the holiday
in order that the contents, candy in particularly, will arrive fresh and delicious.

If you have travel plans or an early Thanksgiving celebration
and are concerned about your crackers reaching you in time,
send us an EMAIL and we will see if it is possible for us to ship earlier
or to forward on to your holiday destination..




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Christmas & New Year Deliveries

We have changed our ordering policy for 2013,
Please Read Carefully.



Canadian orders:
:: All orders placed prior to October 1st will be shipped by November 29th.
Expected Delivery Date: by December 5th


:: All orders placed between October 2nd and November 15th will be shipped by December 13th.
Expected Delivery Date: by December 19th.


Orders placed after November 15th will incur additional Express Shipping Charges
and will be shipped mid-December.

Expected Delivery Date: by December 24th.
Express shipping charges for orders placed in December may apply.
You will be notified of the amount & charged at shipping time


USA orders:
All orders placed prior to October 1st will be shipped by November 29th.
Expected Delivery Date: by December 14th

:: All orders placed
between October 2nd and November 15th will be shipped by December 10th.
Expected Delivery Date: by December 20th.

Orders placed after November 15th
and will be shipped mid-December.
Expected Delivery Date: by December 24th.
Express shipping charges for orders placed in December will apply

in most cases. You will be notified of the amount & charged at shipping time

CHRISTMAS CRACKER SALE

We have only ONE
Thanksgiving/Christmas cracker sale per year - usually sometime between Easter and mid-July.

Some items offered throughout the sale are not othrewise available
on our website.

The salelasts for about 10 days and
it is available only to subscribers
of our monthly newsletter.

If you wish to benefit from our annual sale, please sign up HERE.



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Shipping Zone Chart
Please select your shipping zone from the chart below.


USA ZONE CHART

Please choose your state to determine your Shipping Zone for the shopping cart.

  CANADIAN ZONE CHART

Please choose your state to determine your Shipping Zone for the shopping cart.
State Zone   Province/Territory Zone
Alaska 5   Alberta 4
Alabama 3   British Columbia 4
Arkansas 3   Manitoba 3
Arizona 4   New Brunswick 3
California 5   Nfld & Labrador 4
Colorado 4   North West Territories 5
Connecticut 1   Nova Scotia 3
District of Columbia 1   Nunavut 5
Delaware 1   Ontario 1
Florida 3   Prince Edward Island 3
Georgia 3   Quebec 2
Hawaii 5   Saskatchewan 3
Iowa 3   Yukon 5
Idaho 4      
Illinois 2      
Indiana 2      
Kansas 3      
Kentucky 2      
Louisiana 3      
Maine 2      
Maryland 1      
Massachusetts 1      
Michigan 2      
Minnesota 3      
Mississippi 3      
         
Missouri 3      
Montana 4      
N. Carolina 2      
N. Dakota 3      
Nebraska 3      
New Hampshire 2      
New Jersey 1      
New Mexico 4      
Nevada 5      
New York 1      
Ohio 1      
Oklahoma 3      
Oregon 5      
Pennsylanvia 1      
Rhode Island 1      
South Carolina 3      
South Dakotaa 3      
Tennesee 2      
Texas 3      
Utah 4      
Vermont 1      
Virginia 2      
Washington 5      
West Virginia 1      
Wisconsin 2      
Wyoming 4      


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