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Christmas Jumper day: Send us your selfies

By Claire Williamson

Tis the day to wear a Christmas jumper.

Today is National Christmas jumper day and charities are urging you to help make a difference by wearing a festive sweater.

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The charity event has taken the nation by storm and has made the seasonal knit cool again.

Save the Children is encouraging people to wear Christmas jumpers today and donate £2 to help vulnerable youngsters in the UK and abroad.

It is the third year since the charity began the event.

And also in Northern Ireland, Clic Sargent charity who aim to ease the burden of childhood cancer on children are also hosting a series of Christmas Jumper day events across the country today with businesses swapping their suits for seasonal jumpers to help raise funds

Snowmen, Santa, elves and baubles will be out in force today as they adorn eye-catching jumpers across the UK.

And this year, with the popularity of the selfie, those wearing their bedazzled jumpers are asked to take a picture of themselves and post it on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #christmasjumperday #xmasjumperday

A host of famous faces have joined in on the festive fun including the Prime Minister's wife Samantha Cameron.

She joined more than 40 youngsters as they swapped the winter woollies they had designed for Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day.

Channel four news host Jon Snow joined in on the fun tweeting a picture of him in a bright blue Christmas jumper with Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer on it.

He added an extra seasonal touch with an elf Santa hat.

And in a Northern Ireland newsroom UTV and U105 presenter Frank Mitchell also donned an elf inspired Christmas jumper.

To donate £2 to Save the Children text Woolly to 70050.

To donate to Clic Sargent text SLFI51 to 70070 and type the amount you wish to donate

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