‘Tis the season to be jolly’… or should we say ‘Tis the season to don knitwear’!
Christmas Jumper Day 2019 is on Friday 13th December and, for many of us, it can’t come soon enough! Choosing or creating your festive jumper and wearing it with pride is a wonderful excuse to show off your Christmas spirit and, at the same time, raise much-needed funds for the charity, ‘Save the Children’.
Now in it’s 8th year, Christmas Jumper Day has gone from strength to strength and it has reportedly raised over £17m for children who live in poverty in the UK and around the world. From primary schools to universities and dentists to bakers, millions of people now get involved up and down the country. To take part, you simply donate £2 or £1 if you’re at school, and hey presto; wear your jumper to work or school.
If you haven’t taken part in a Christmas Jumper Day before you may be wondering what else you have to do but it really is as easy as the title suggests. Either make one of your everyday jumpers Christmassy by adding a festive design or buy a Christmas Jumper from a retail store. Of course, your bottom half still needs to be attired so a pair of men’s designer jeans will complement the Christmassy look. For ladies, a lovely pair of skinny jeans and high heeled boots will go down a treat as well as be an outfit that’s versatile enough to be worn in the evening if you’re planning a few drinks after work.
There are a huge array of Christmas Jumpers on the market now, from simple festive designs to cartoon characters and teasing slogans. However, if you’d prefer to buy a jumper that you could wear all year round, why not opt for a Nordic knit or Fair Isle jumper instead? These classic designs are a great addition to any wardrobe, are timeless and can be worn no matter what the season. Visit an authentic Fair isle knitwear website like Mati Ventrillon to view their range: https://www.mativentrillon.co.uk/
As well as wearing your Christmas Jumper and donating money, you can also support the charity in other ways by fundraising on the day. Why not hold a a cake sale or have competitions for the best Christmas Jumper, the worst Christmas jumper or even the silliest Christmas Jumper? The ‘Save the Children’ charity also has a range of items on sale that you can buy from their website such as badges and wristbands. They also have a fundraising kit you can register for to help you organise your event.
As well as the general public getting behind the annual event, there are a whole host of celebrities who have thrown their support behind the charity, including TV presenter Holly Willoughby, former politician Ed Balls, pop star Kimberley Wyatt and DJ Nick Grimshaw. To see their 2019 Christmas Jumpers, visit the ‘Save the Children’ website by following the link: https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/christmas-jumper-day/about/our-celebrity-supporters