MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What is the white string on a box of animal crackers for?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What is the white string on a box of animal crackers for?

This is a very random one today, but do you remember those old school boxes of animal crackers? The package had that white string on top. I always wondered why? Just a fun handle? To make it easier to hang in the stores? Nope. None of those reasons. It’s actually more festive than that.

Animal crackers were first introduced around Christmas time in 1902, the reason they added the string was for people to use the empty cracker boxes as ornaments on your Christmas tree. How cool! I might have to go pick some up tonight and put them on my tree.

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