Deputy Group Editor
5:03 PM 4th December 2023
Did You Know There Is A Christmas Jumper Day?
Did you know that there is a special day when you can wear your Christmas jumper before Christmas Day?
Save the Children / Jamie Baker
Christmas Jumper Day this year will take place on Thursday 7 December 2023. But you can celebrate on whatever day works for you!
Even our pets can take part - Photo by Tamara Bellis on Unsplash
It's time to put on your Christmas jumper and help kids in the UK and around the world get the best future ever.
There's more to Christmas Jumper Day than wearing a silly jumper. You'll be helping children facing serious issues like war, hunger and poverty.
And this year, with so many children having a really tough time, getting involved matters more than ever.
When was the first Christmas Jumper Day?
In 2012 the Save the Children charity decided to have a day in December when people could donate £2 in order to try and make the world a better place for children in the UK and around the world. The first Christmas Jumper Day was on 14 December 2012.
Every December, millions of people across the United Kingdom (and beyond!) put on a festive knit at their workplace, school or with friends and make a donation to help give children the magical future they deserve.
By dressing up and being silly you'll be helping kids facing serious issues like war, hunger and poverty. Find out more about the children you'll be helping.
Christmas Jumper Day has raised over £35 million for children in the UK and around the world since it began in 2012!
Some Christmas quotes:
"Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.” – Helen Steiner Rice
"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." – Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
"Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'." – Bing Crosby
"Love the giver more than the gift." - Brigham Young
"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving." - Mother Theresa
How to take part in Christmas Jumper Day 2023 click here