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It’s been so lovely to see all of the fab photos of you and your little ones in their Christmas jumpers, all in support of Save the Children’s ‘Make the a World better with a Sweater’ day. Yesterday, the annual event saw many people, businesses, workplaces and schools, donate to the fantastic charity by wearing their Christmas jumpers for the day. You can read my blog post about it here, and see me and mine in our festive sweaters.
I was delighted to be contacted by Mumsnet and Save the Children to say that I had won 4 tickets to see the gala performance of ‘The Snowman’ in London! Readers of my latest post The Christmas Tag, will know that one of my all time favourite Christmas movies is ‘The Snowman’ and I watched it with Harley last week; it was magical to watch him be in awe throughout the film, just as I was when I was little.
So I was absolutely over the moon, to hear that we had the opportunity to see it, live on stage. Regretfully, the performance started a little too early for us to drive up from the South Coast after work. But I was so pleased to be able to pass on the tickets to a friend and her boys. She sent me some photos of the evening which I’m delighted to be able to share with you.
When they arrived, the boys decorated gingerbread men with Save the Children before the show started, which they thoroughly enjoyed.
They were even treated to a visit from the Snowman himself.
The boys absolutely loved the show and didn’t want it to end. They had a fab view from the stalls:
and their favourite part was the iconic scene when the snowman started flying!
On the opinion of a lovely friend, if you’re looking for a firm, festive, family favourite (what about that for some alliteration!) we can thoroughly recommend the spectacle and magic of The Snowman; expertly brought to life through spectacular lighting, super choreography and performed by a live band. The Times are quoted as saying, “Sheer theatrical magic. Go see the Snowman and melt,” I love that.
The Snowman is currently showing at The Peacock theatre, Holborn, London, until 4th January 2015. You can book tickets if you click here.
So on behalf of my friend and her gorgeous boys, I have to send a big, big thank you to Mumsnet and Save the Children for your generosity. What a lovely Christmas treat.
Disclaimer: I was gifted complimentary tickets for the show and was not asked to promote the show or theatre, Save the Children or Mumsnet.
Did you join in with the Christmas Jumper day? Have you seen ‘The Snowman’ live?
Hands up if you love Christmas…
In true over enthusiastic child fashion, with an arm stretched high into the air and my hand flapping eagerly… Me, me, me!
Hands up if you love all things beautiful and festive… Me, me, me!
Hands up if you love an excuse to decorate yourself, Christmas stylee as well as your house… Me, me, me!
So, hands up if you would love to wear a festive Christmas jumper to work… Me, me, me!
But… hands up if a cheesy Christmas jumper is not part of your uniform or the professional attire that your boss expects… Me, me, me!
So (for the last time) hands up if you can’t think of a better excuse to wear your Christmas jumper because it helps to raise money for Save the Children… Me, me, definitely me!
The charity runs it’s annual Christmas Jumper Day which this year falls on Friday 12 December. So whether it’s a seasonal knit, a cheesy light up sweater or one you’ve knitted yourself or adapted with tinsel, wear your Christmas Jumper on the 12th and donate £2. Every pound donated will be matched by the UK Government.
Find out more about how to get involved in Christmas Jumper Day here or text Festive to 88600 for your free Christmas Jumper Day kit.
Here’s me and mine rocking our festive woolies:
Mine is so warm and snuggly from Next, Luke’s and Harley’s were from Primark and Lola’s was from Next, complete with a flashing nose.
So, embrace the Christmas cheese, ‘make the World better with a sweater’, donate to charity, ’tis the season to be jolly, after all.