EVERY year, Brits across the country wear their best Christmas jumpers to raise money for charity.
But when is Christmas Jumper Day, and what’s the message behind it? Here’s what you need to know…
When is Christmas Jumper Day?
Christmas Jumper Day normally takes place on a Friday in the second or third week of December.
In 2017, it falls on Friday December 15.
How does Christmas Jumper Day raise money for Save the Children?
Christmas Jumper Day was launched in 2012, as a fundraising campaign by Save the Children.
People are encouraged to ‘make the world better with a sweater’.
The idea is to wear a Christmas jumper to school or work – and then make a minimum £2 donation to Save the Children.
Some groups organise additional fundraising activities on the day in question. Click here to sign up your workplace.
Where can you buy the best Christmas jumpers?
If you don’t already own a Christmas jumper, you don’t have to fork out a fortune to buy one.
Primark’s novelty jumper selection is pretty extensive this year, and prices start at £12. Check out the full range here.
While B&M have also packed their shops out with festive jumpers – priced from £7.99.
And George at Asda is selling a line of jumpers for ladies, gents and kids – from just £8.
G&T lovers can pick up a ‘we three gins’ or ‘GINgle bells’ novelty jumper from Not On The High Street – but these will set you back £30.
Or, if you’re looking to stand out from the crowd, check out the Cheesy Christmas Jumpers website.
Their offerings include a light-up gingerbread house, flashing fireplace and bright pink magical unicorn jumper – all of which are a bit TOO much (in a good way).
Prices for kids’ jumpers start at £17.99.
And Asos is also on the Christmas jumper hype. If you’re not scared to look different, why not invest in their Festive Flamingo jumper for blokes?
It costs £25 and comes with matching £22 shorts. You’ll definitely turn some heads in the unusual outfit.
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