We are not necessarily a Christmas Jumper family. We do Santa hats and reindeer antlers and tinsel, but not jumpers. This year however, I have decided to buck tradition and kit the entire C- household in new Christmas jumpers. Reason being I am singing in a choir on Christmas Jumper Day, and can’t do so without a Christmas jumper.
Having seen my bright red festive jumper, J insisted on having one too. So now he has a bright red jumper that, coupled with his hat, transforms him into a mini Father Christmas.
That leaves M. Not one to don Christmas jumpers with the requisite festive fervour, it will take something more than Rudolph's red nose to get him into a piece of bright red clothing.
Is when Morph Costumes got in touch about their savvy new Christmas jumpers. The charm of Moving Eyes Rudolph was too much to resist. A bit of technology was all that was needed to get M to wear a Christmas jumper.
Our Moving Eyes Rudolph jumper arrived promptly. It was a proper bright red and had a rather cute Rudolph splayed all over the front. Except that in place of his eyes was a yellow card that read: Insert Phone Here. Attached to the label was a card with instructions on downloading the DigitalDudz app on your smart phone.
I promptly picked up M’s iPhone and downloaded the free app. Then it was a matter of opening it and finding Moving Eyes Rudolph from amongst the variety of fun animations on there. Oh yes! Morph Costumes have a collection of these interactive Christmas jumpers on offer, each with their own animation that you can find on the app. There are a few non-Christmassy ones as well, if you are feeling more like Scrooge than Santa.
App opened, Rudolph’s eyes on screen, M put on his new jumper and I tucked his 5s into the little pocket at the front. The iPhone fit in snugly, but I guess it should or else it might pop out.
Here is M wearing his brand new Rudolph Moving Eyes jumper. He is in a size L, and it fits true to size. It feels soft to touch and is warm and comfortable to wear, as any nice jumper should be.
And here is a little video to show you what the moving eyes actually look like when you are wearing them.
If you are looking to make a splash at a Christmas gathering this season, these animated jumpers are just the things to make you stand out from the crowd. I only hope Morph Costumes come up with something similar for kids next season. J has been asking for his own moving eyes jumper now, and it’s hard work trying to convince him that it’s a grownup thing!
Disclosure: We were sent a Moving Eyes Rudolph Christmas jumper for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.