A family gathering.
Giving and receiving gifts.
Sentimental seasonal adverts.
All the above can split opinions at Christmas.
Some of us love them, some of us hate them.
And if we’re being honest, the subject of this blog – Christmas jumpers – divides opinion more than Marmite Mince Pies.
But if you’re a fan of festive sweaters, we’ve got good news.
Thursday, 7th December, is the official Christmas Jumper Day.
Here are some tips to step out in seasonal style.
- Raid your wardrobe
Dive into the depths of your wardrobe and rediscover that Christmas jumper you’ve been itching (possibly literally) to wear all year. Whether it’s resplendent with reindeer or sprinkled with snowflakes, it’s time to wear it loud and proud. No jumper? No problem. Local charity shops are treasure troves for these seasonal specialities.
2. DIY your way to Yuletide cheer
Feeling crafty? Personalise an old jumper with some festive flair. Tinsel, baubles and handmade patches can transform a plain pullover into a masterpiece of merriment. Plus, it’s a cracking way to upcycle!
3. Host a jumper party
Why not throw a bash where the entry fee is a Christmas jumper? Award prizes for the most creative, the funniest and the one that lights up the room – literally!
4. Fundraise with festive fashion
Many don their knitwear on Christmas Jumper Day to raise money for charity. Whether you contribute a pound to participate or organise a full-blown jumper-themed fundraiser, it’s a wonderful way to give back this Christmas.
5. Share the spirit
Post a picture of your festive ensemble on social media with #ChristmasJumperDay. It’s a marvellous way to connect with others and show off your festive spirit.
Whether at home or out and about, let your jumper be a little hug of happiness this 7th December.
Share your Christmas jumpers with your neighbours in Manchester by posting a photo of them here/below.