12 December 2013

Can you be Kitsch and Classy? Making the world better with a sweater.

I'm going to a party on Friday 13th.  Haven't been to a proper one for yonks.

There'll be loads of people, witty banter, festive goodies and crass clothes.  Can't wait!

The reason behind the terrible taste in attire is the annual Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day, traditionally the time to pop on a pullover featuring something seasonal and donate a quid for the pleasure - in order to help 'make the world better with a sweater.'  I love that strapline!

This doesn't necessarily mean running out to the shops to buy one from questionable source just for the occasion, but making do with what we've already got and jazzing it up to be at kitsch as poss.

I've pulled a few decorations together and will sew / pin them on an old jumper just for fun.  Am trying to keep it classy!

Offices up and down the country are venturing into the spirit, hundreds of celebrities are joining in and there's a massive drive at Westfield Shopping Centre's Woolly Wonderland who are donating £10 for every blogger who writes a post and uploads a picture of themselves wearing theirs.  They're running knitting classes, storytelling and a Guinness World Record Breaking attempt at getting the most people sporting a Christmas jumper into one space with Arlene Phillips at the helm.  Liz Burton explains more here and Chris from Thinly Spread is spearheading the campaign and hosting the party - a sort of Bloggers Christmas Do.

It's on Twitter at 1pm (#XmasJumperDay).  You can post a selfie and donate your £1 by texting TEAMTHINLYS to 70050.   It's going to be proper and I do hope to see you there!


In the meanwhile check out this Christmas Cracker.  I've never seen The Killing but this hilarious spoof joining in the fray, convincing the unconvinced  is really worth a watch.  And there's a blog hop with other posts below.






 

18 comments:

  1. I shall see you at the party - and it will be the first time this year I shall be having mince pies :)

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    1. I shall look forward to that very much and am ashamed to say we have been less restrained in this house! X

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  2. So good to see so many bloggers getting involved- a wonderful community :)

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    1. Thank you. It is, as you well know! :) x

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  3. your jumper looks like it will be very ornate and pretty x

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  4. Oh no sorry I missed the linky, you all look fab! Thanks for your lovely comment on my post x

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    1. You're welcome to link up! You're welcome x

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  5. I can't believe I missed this.... I must have my head in the sand. I hope the party was good, and where's the picture of you? I want to see you in it! Have a lovely, lovely Christmas my lovely friend. XXX

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    1. Have updated especially for you - and thank you :) xx

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    2. Ha! ha! Brilliant.... you look very fab my dear! XXX

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  6. I love your jumper! I might have known you'd go classy :) Happy Christmas lady x

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    1. Ha ha! Sort of, but thank you and Happy Christmas to you too :) x

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  7. Love your Xmas jumper! Just stopping by to wish you and your lovely boys a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.xxx

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    1. Thank you and thank you! I have been wishing you the same over at yours xx

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  8. I was at Westfield Stratford for Xmas Jumper Day (and for the launch days before of Woolly Wonderland where we met the Gruffalo) but didn't know about this linky - ooooops!
    Hope you enjoyed your party.
    Liska x

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    1. It looked a very fine day indeed - so glad you enjoyed it. It's never too late to join x

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