Today is Christmas Jumper Day: a fundraising event for the charities Macmillan, Make a Wish and Save the Children.
Christmas jumpers seem to have really caught on over the past few years and can be another pressure to buy something that we don’t really need. High street stores seem to be selling cheap – but badly made – jumpers to add to the list of items we feel we need to buy to make Christmas special. ( One of the mums from school was fretting because the kids were told they could wear Christmas jumpers on Wednesday and she was going to have to rush out to buy three of them!)
A friend of mine commented that her local charity shop was selling festive jumpers that they had made from other sweaters. This is a great idea. Or there are lots of tips out there on how to add a seasonal touch to your own jumper.
Or you can pick up a secondhand one, like this one that husband and the kids bought for me from a vintage shop in Bath a few years ago (or donate the money you would have spent on buying a jumper in the first place!)