Christmas Jumper Day

Donning a festive jumper this season is no longer just for cheesy Christmas fans – you get to raise money for charity and have extra room for mince pies too.

It was once seen as the ultimate fashion faux pas.

Brightly coloured garish knitwear featuring images of Santa, reindeer, elves or the cheesiest of Christmas sayings was previously just for the most festive on Christmas Day or for Mark Darcy’s cringeworthy appearance in Bridget Jones.

But the day to don your most festive outfit with pride is almost upon us – and wearers get to raise money to help children across the world at the same time.

The annual Christmas Jumper Day fundraising campaign will take place on Friday 16th December to raise money for Save the Children.

People taking part are asked to donate £2, or in schools and offices to make a minimum donation of £1.

There’s no rules for Christmas knitwear – the more festive the better, with even jumpers that light up fair game.

Unsurpisingly, Christmas jumpers are a big hit on social media. Seems like people like nothing more than getting their festive tops on, heading to the office and taking photos with colleagues they were drinking / fearing / being hungover with just days before.

There is still time to knock a Christmas Jumper Day up, take a look through our patterns and wool.

Christmas Jumper Day

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