Well, if you’re Jenna Thompson, you design a whole range of your own and start selling them.
Last year, Jenna, an illustrator and copywriter from Bristol, despaired at the lack of Christmas jumpers with original slogans and quirky images.
Jolly Christmas Jumper was born.
Each jumper was created with a simple premise: understated designs that are joyful and festive without being cheesy or crass. We can all choose to say no to ugly Christmas jumpers.
What I love about Jenna’s designs is that they come in a choice of garments. Christmas jumpers themselves are great if you are outdoors or carol singing but what if you’re in a cosy pub or, more likely for me, cooking? You can’t comfortably do that whilst boiling, yourself.
Thankfully then, they come in T-Shirts and hoodies as well as sweatshirts.
There are matching ones for men women and children because we all know family twinning is winning. Clothing for babies and toddlers is on the frosty horizon so sign up to Jolly Jumper’s mailing list for updates.
The designs are hilarious with slogans such as Dragon Sleigher, Hoo Hoo Hoo (with owls), Hoe Hoe Hoe (with hoes) and Rain Deer.
I obviously went for the Three French Hens design to stick with the farm theme and they rather fetchingly have little neckerchiefs with the French flag on them.
I got the bedraggled Hei Hei to help me model my jumper but wet weather and fluffy Pekin feet don’t really go together so, rather than look like a feathery marvel, she looks like a muddy mess.
Never mind. At least I will look fabulous in my new Christmas jumper.
Jumpers start at £33.50, hoodies are £40 and T-shirts start at £22.50.
I was sent my Three French Hens top for the purpose of this review but all opinions (and dirty chickens) are my own.