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#XmasJumperDay – The Bloggers’ ‘Christmas Do’!

Christmas Jumper Day

Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day is almost upon us and all over the country work colleagues and school children are donning the kitsch and joining in – hoorah!

But, what about those of us working from home, those of us who are stay at home mums or dads, those of us who don’t have a bunch of colleagues to meet up with at the water cooler or over a coffee? Never fear! Thinly Spread, Save the Children, NetMums Bloggers, Tots100, BritMums, MumsNet Blogger Network, Love All Blogs and Blogs Up North are all coming together on Friday 13th from 1-2pm for a Christmas Jumper Day Bloggers (and blog readers) Twitter Party!

I’m hoping lots and lots of you will pull on your pullovers, post a selfie and pass over your pound to help us make the world better with a sweater!

How Can You Join In With #XmasJumperDay?

  • Buy, borrow or make your own Christmas jumper ready for Friday 13th (get family members involved – is there anything cuter than a baby in a Christmas jumper?)
  • Join us at 1pm on Friday 13th, wearing your Christmas Jumper, maybe with some antlers on your head, mince pie and mulled wine at the ready
  • Take a selfie and share it on Twitter then have a nice natter about all things Christmas – pop it on instagram to0!
  • Pay your pound!

    Text TEAMTHINLYS to 70050 or pay in here *

  • Use the hashtag for all your #XmasJumperDay tweets so we can see them
  • If you’d like to blog about it I’d love you forever – ask for a blogger kit in the comments below and I’ll get one out to you!

Christmas Jumper Day

‘I Haven’t Got A Christmas Jumper, What Shall I Do?

Grab a plain jumper, wrap some tinsel around your neck, pin a few baubles to your chest or go the whole hog and get the sewing kit out! It’s an excuse for sequins, glitter, pom poms and over the top fluffiness! It’s about having fun and raising money – my lot quickly went from serious to this:

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What Happens to the Money? What is Christmas Jumper Day?

You give a pound or more, it helps children – simple! 99p of every pound donated will go straight towards helping children and even £1 is a powerful thing, it can buy:

  • one day’s high-nutrient food to help treat a severely malnourished child
  • nine sachets of oral rehydration treatment for children suffering from life-threatening diarrhoea
  • antibiotics to treat three newborn babies with potentially deadly infections

Christmas Jumper Day is an annual fundraiser organised by Save the Children, celebrating the festive season and raising money at the same time. Celebrities have been sporting kitsch woollies, John Lewis are selling jumpers with £25 of the price going to Save the Children, Woolly Wonderland has been drawing the crowds and world renowned choreographer Arlene Philips is adding even more excitement on the day by leading Save the Children’s attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people wearing Christmas jumpers in one space! For more details look here but if you still need convincing, watch this – I’ll see you on Friday!

STOP PRESS! I’VE JUST HEARD THAT WESTFIELD HAS ANNOUNCED : For every blogger who uploads a post about the campaign, along with a festive shot of themselves in a Christmas jumper, £10 will go to Save the Children. Be sure to tweet the link to your blog post to @westfieldlondon so that we know you’ve taken part, and let your readers know about all of the Save the Children events that are going on at Westfield London over the festive season.

*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

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28 Comments

  1. yay!, I’ll be there!
    Great pics of your gorgeous family Chris x
    HELEN recently posted…Fruit & Nut PanettoneMy Profile

    • Mwah at you! xxx

  2. Awesome jumpers! I will be there with bells on (literally..).
    Kate Takes 5 (@KateTakes5) recently posted…Drape yourself in tinsel and Christmas cheer with the £1,900 KiddyCharts advent calendar giveaways!My Profile

    • I shall listen for the jingle! x

  3. Brilliant idea to bring people together who don’t have a ready made group and if there’s mulled wine, all the better ;) Count me in, of course :)
    Anya from Older Single Mum and The Healer recently posted…A Prize a Day for Advent!My Profile

    • Hoorah! I’m delighted to have you on board! :-)

  4. I love the idea of making your own, and as you say, it doesn’t need a lot of work – a couple of strategically pinned baubles would do it! ;)
    Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
    Awesome thing to do and I will be in my jumper on Friday. Can I have a blogger pack too?
    Actually Mummy… recently posted…Lucky Voice karaoke: perfect gift for girls, and a great little stocking fillerMy Profile

    • Can’t wait to see your baubles and there’s a pack on it’s way! x

  5. Lovely campaign :) we have got our jumpers already so will join the party! Please could I have a blogger pack too x
    Mummy Says recently posted…Giveaway – Theraline pregnancy and feeding pillowMy Profile

    • Hoorah and, yes, you can! *whizzes one over to you* x

  6. No Christmas jumpers to be found in our household, but I think I can manage some tinsel… :-)
    Julie recently posted…Fantasy Christmas DecorationsMy Profile

    • I think you can…and maybe a bauble or two? :-) xxx

  7. I’ll be there with bells on! No Christmas jumper here, but I’m sure i can find tinsel, baubles and a Christmas tree to throw over me! ;-) Great idea! xxx

    • I’m LOVING all the homemade/adapted jumpers, it appeals to my eco side :-)

  8. Such a fab idea, I’ll join in, could I have a blogger pack please x x

    • Of course! I’ll send one out as soon as I’m at my desk, thank you!

  9. I have managed to get something for my jumper to make tomorrow today so am on target to be ready ! Yay!
    Jolly good of Westfield too x
    Mammasaurus recently posted…Vintage: Assorted gems ‘for Boys & Girls’My Profile

    • You are a star! xxx

  10. Please can you send me a Blogger pack too :)
    Anya from Older Single Mum and The Healer recently posted…A Prize a Day for Advent!My Profile

    • Will do! x

  11. Fabulous idea and fabulous cause! I will have to fashion something from nothing as I don’t own such an item… yet. I’m loving Actually Mummy’s idea – 2 baubles and a pin!
    Downs Side Up recently posted…Silent SundayMy Profile

    • Strategically placed baubles are definitely the way to go! So pleased you’ll be there – I think we need to ‘do lunch’ in the New Year xxx

  12. This is such a great idea – I’m in! Can I have a blogger pack too? Right, heading off to the shops in a minute to get us all some jumpers…
    Nell@PigeonPairandMe recently posted…The Big Give: Our Time of Gifts week 22My Profile

    • Thanks Nell :-)

  13. I am hoping to join in and make my own Christmas jumper – can I have a pack please? :)
    Jen recently posted…Decorate your Bedroom for Under £300 in a WeekendMy Profile

    • On it’s way Jen, thank you! x

  14. You have done a spectacular job of organising this and I shall see you later at the party.
    Pinkoddy recently posted…SavetheChildren #XmasJumperDayMy Profile

  15. Chris I am so sorry for joining in so late but i have posted something now and added a mention on my FB page with your text number so fingers crossed it will prompt people to donate even f they dont wear a jumper tomorrow. such a great cause and you are a STAR x x x
    jenny paulin recently posted…Christmas Jumper Day 2013 with Save The ChildrenMy Profile

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