Our History

SINCE 1847

For 150 years, Christmas crackers have been a traditional part of Christmas festivities; Tom Smith created the wonderful invention of the Christmas cracker in 1847.

Tom Smith Crackers were granted their first Royal Warrant in 1906, and today the Tom Smith brand owned by IG Design Group UK Ltd is still the official supplier of Christmas crackers to the Royal Household, which is held in high regard. Design Group are extremely honoured and proud to design the handmade bespoke crackers that are selected by the Royal Household.

Tom Smith Crackers have a historic spirit and a breath of heritage which is represented in the designs.

Every year we research the current trends and markets to ensure our crackers are the market leaders, `demonstrating new innovative designs and concepts that are created every year to keep the interest, air of Christmas and the tradition alive, as well as refreshing the content and jokes, we ensure that they remain classic and traditional in how they look and feel.

THE TOM SMITH STORY

Learn more about the rich history of Tom Smith in our insightful brand video.

BRAND VIDEO

HM THE QUEEN VISITS TOM SMITH

Watch and read about Her Majesty The Queen’s visit to Tom Smith

WATCH

THROUGHOUT THE YEARS

Explore classic Tom Smith advertisements and catalogues from throughout the years from our exclusive archives.

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