Our Story

It began over 40 years ago – when our first handmade cracker was created, and Celebration Crackers was born. We continued to hone our craft over the years that followed, mastering the skill of transforming paper, and other sustainable materials, into stylish Christmas crackers.
1979
1979

New beginnings

The first Christmas cracker is pulled at Celebration crackers.

2006
2006

Full steam ahead

Celebration Crackers begin manufacturing Christmas Crackers in the Far East alongside its UK handmade lines.
2007
2007

From coast to coast

The company move along the coast from Devon to Dorset
2008
2008

Together we are a family

James Lam joins the family business as Operations Manager
2009
2009

There is no Planet B

Celebration Crackers are the first to launch a kraft eco range.
2010
2010

We whisk you a Merry Christmas

Celebration crackers are the first to launch a Deli inspired eco range with deli contents.
2014
2014

Moments that matter

Our bespoke luxury crackers are stocked in 6 major UK department stores.
2015
2015

Shared success is the best

The company relocate to bigger premises with a growing team of 35 employees.

2019
2019

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Celebration Crackers becomes the first UK cracker company to receive a full FSC certification.
2020
2020

Change brings chance

Heart & Soul Studio is born to allow our range of products to grow and becomes the parent company for Celebration Crackers and Foxy.
2020
2020

Less plastic is fantastic

Our products are 85% plastic free and our core range packaging is 100% plastic free and 100% recyclable. 97% of our products are FSC certified.
2021
2021

Collaboration is innovation

Aimee Lam joins the family business as Head of Innovation and the company moves again to premises with a harbour view.
2022
2022

A new chapter

Heart & Soul launch a range of Crackers, gift wrap and notebooks made from recycled coffee cups. Licensee Games brand Professor Puzzle is introduced.
2023
2023

Partners in play

The Foxy range is rebranded and relaunched with new and exciting products.
Licensee brand Thornback & Peel is introduced.
2024
2024

Welcome to the family

Three new Licensee brands join us; Eleanor Bowmer, Big Potato Games and Laura Ashley.
2024
2024

A world full of possibilities

A new range of five gifting products are launched in two festive designs.

Our Evolution

In 2020, we became Heart & Soul Studio. An exciting rebrand that allowed us to expand our product range.

While Celebration Crackers remains a flagship staple – we have introduced newer brands such as Foxy and Heart & Soul Studio itself.

Today, we are one of UK’s finest producers of sustainable crackers and celebration products. Our creations can be found in big-name department stores and within retailers worldwide.

What Makes Us Special

We are a family run business – and our own collections and bespoke products are drawn, painted, and developed at our Poole based studio by our brilliant creative team.

We also remain as passionate as ever about creating the celebration products that make every occasions special.

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Insights and Innovation
We use a combination of our specialist knowledge, and the latest trends, to inform our ongoing innovation and development of brands and products.
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In-house Creative
Our Product Developers collaborate with our in-house team of designers and illustrators to create beautiful products for you to call your own.
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Excellent Service
We provide the highest level of service to each and every customer, and we pride ourselves on our ability to bring unique products to any marketplace.

Careers at Heart & Soul Studio

The Heart and Soul Studio is an exciting place to work.

We love a good occasion and believe in working hard, yet also celebrating success as we achieve great things together.

If you think you’d be a great addition to the Heart & Soul Studio team…