‘The Best Christmas Jumper’

Unless you’ve been hiding under a stone lately, you would’ve known all about the Christmas Jumper Day yesterday.

Now into it’s third year, the Save The Children campaign has really gained momentum and millions of people up and down the Country have been getting involved and into the Christmas spirit by supporting the campaign.

We all made a pledge in the office where I work to join in, we were very much looking forward to donning a fab Christmas jumper in exchange for a donation of £2 to the charity. You can give how ever much you like and the Government will double your money, matching every pound you give! It was a bit of fun for us, we felt as though we’d contributed and really it brightened up what would’ve been an ordinary working Friday!

christmas jumper at workMyself and a couple of friends at work

George at Asda are the official retail partner of Save The Children and have been selling a range of Christmas jumpers for men, women and children with prices ranging from £12 to £16. The jumpers will remain on sale and will raise funds for Save the Children’s vital work in the UK. Globally, 6.6 million children still die before their fifth birthday every year, most from easily preventable illnesses like malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia. Some don’t survive simply because they can’t get enough nutritious food. Here in the UK, 3.5 million children are living in poverty. Too many families here can’t afford nutritious food, heating, household essentials like a cooker, or good quality childcare. While their peers come to school well fed, well rested and well prepared to learn, these poorer children are missing out on a fair start in life.

For more information and to sign up visit www.christmasjumperday.org

My boys also got involved! They were sent these fab jumpers from Mothercare, who are also a big supporter of the Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. By posting a photo of our children in their Mothercare sweaters (which I did!), the very generous childrens’ store donated £25 to the charity. How fantastic is that?

christmas jumper day save the childrenMy gorgeous twins in their gorgeous jumpers from Mothercare

In addition to the jumpers, we were also sent a lovely little package from Costa, which consisted of a delightful ‘bedtime’ gift pack for my children and promised to ‘bring a sprinkle of #CostaChristmas magic to story/bedtime this festive season’.

christmas jumper costa coffee

Included in the package was this fab nightlight which is just perfect for my little H as he’s been having a few night terrors recently. This is small enough to take to bed with him and the glow is perfectly soft, not too bright. Then there was ‘The Best Christmas Jumper’ book which has been on sale in Costa’s UK stores since November and you’ll be able to purchase it until the end December for £1.50, with £1.17 from the sale of each book being donated to Save the Children. Authored by award-winning children’s writer Rachel Bright and illustrated by Vicki Gausden, the book follows Costa’s charming Christmas cup characters –Santa, Snowman, Reindeer and Elf and aims to spread cheer and support disadvantaged children this festive season.

christmas jumper

The book is really sweet and easy to read. Not many pages and rhyming words make it a joy to read, it’s colourful with a heartwarming story and characters, and my children loved it! I’m a big Costa fan anyway but hadn’t noticed the book in the shops so if you pop in there, be sure to have a look out for it and do your little bit for Save The Children. Maybe you didn’t don your Christmas jumper for whatever reason,  so this is the perfect way to be involved… it would even make a great stocking filler and the proceeds will be going to help children here in the UK get the reading skills they’ll need for a brighter future.

Disclaimer: Thank you to Mothercare and Costa for sending over these little gifts, however I was not obliged to write about them.

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Comments

  1. Christmas jumper day sounds fun, but I hadn’t heard of it…not because I’ve been hiding under a stone, but because I live in France where it doesn’t exist! The French just don’t get the whole Christmas jumper thing, I can’t imagine it’ll ever catch on here!

    • Mummy Endeavours says:

      No… it’s always been considered naff but I guess with the whole charity thing, it’s become acceptable!! They are rather fun!

  2. I want the glow owl, so cute x

  3. Christmas jumpers are such fun aren’t they! I love your twins’ Father Christmas ones, lovely.

  4. The kids’ school had their day a week early for a different charity, so I had no idea about the main campaign – thank you for enlightening me!

  5. The christmas jumpers look really cute.

  6. Love the twins jumpers they are ace. I got mine from Asda

  7. It is definitely not Christmas without a Christmas jumper – loving the jolly santa ones :) x

  8. Gosh, the only Christmas jumper I own (but have never worn) is a hideous, vintage one with a collar on that I found in a charity shop, and just had to buy because it had west highland terriers on it…and I’m obsessed with them! I may never wear it but it’s one of my favourite possessions I think.

    Sara | This Girl Loves

  9. I love Christmas jumpers – I don’t have one yet this year but my boys do. It’s a must! The twins’ jumpers are fantastic!

  10. The twins look so cute in their jumpers

  11. I always wanted a Christmas jumper but I still don’t own any… still looking for this perfect one :-)

  12. I just can’t bring myself to buy a Christmas jumper. I have bought Christmas outfits for my littles but I just can’t do it. I’d rather have Christmassy earrings!

    • Mummy Endeavours says:

      You can’t beat a jumper… and so warm and cosy too! There’s always somewhere to wear one over Christmas!

  13. I love that night light, so sweet! And the mothercare jumpers look brilliant too!

  14. All the jumpers are amazing. I love how there are so many different ways to get involved

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