This Friday the 13th of December it is Christmas Jumper Day. If you were a child of the 80’s you might remember the outlandish and lets face it “ugly” Christmas jumpers that we were bought for Christmas from Grandma.
It seeming became popular because TV celebrities started to wear them on Christmas specials. Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones’s Dairy wasn’t embarrassed about his Christmas Jumper but we’d decided by then that this type of sweater was not a good fashion statement.
Mark Darcy: I realize that when I met you at the turkey curry buffet, I was unforgivably rude, and wearing a reindeer jumper.
Somehow, in 2010 these jumpers became popular again and that trend has been increasing for the most original festive Christmas Jumper since. Now we can’t get enough!
Save the Children
The Save the Children charity has organised Christmas Jumper Day or Sweater Day for a few years now, raising money for the charity by encouraging people to wear their Christmas Jumpers on the chosen day.
How to take part.
Sign up for your free fundraising kit.
- Tell everyone! Get colleagues, friends and family to join in.
- Buy, borrow or decorate your own Christmas jumper.
- Wear your woolly on Friday 13 December.
- Donate £1 or more to Save the Children.
- Pay in your fundraising or text WOOLLY to 70050 to donate £1
You’ll be billed £1 plus standard rate text message. We receive at least £0.99 depending on your network. Include NO INFO to stop further communications. Queries? Call 020 7012 6400
How to stand out on Christmas Jumper Day
You’ll need to be quick to be the most original and festive on this Christmas Jumper Day as you only have a few days, you can of course decorate your own knitwear, which always goes down well.
However, if you want to stand out in the crowd and blow everyone’s mind you might want to try one of Mark Rober’s ugly digital Christmas sweaters from morphsuits.com where you slide your smartphone into a slot on the jumper and play one of the Digital Dudz app animations and it looks like your Jumper is alive!
Another eye catching idea is the 3D Christmas jumpers like the Reindeer jumper with the nose that flashes from Christmas Jumper King
Even John Lewis has a huge range of Christmas Jumpers this year, it seems like its going to be a very festive knit wearing year.
We can’t wait to see everyone’s photos on the social networks on Christmas Jumper Day this year, ( I believe the hash tag is #xmasjumperday ) its going to be great fun!