One mum makes Christmas jumper day every day in her home as she dresses her children up in a different festive-themed outfit throughout December.
Mum-of-two Katy Warburton, 36, has bought more than 240 Christmassy outfits for her little ones over the past seven years, making the countdown to the big day each year truly one to remember.
Warburton, from Wolverhampton, West Midlands, started the annual tradition on 2016 to mark her now-six-year-old-son James' very first Christmas, which his little sister Charlotte, three, is now also enjoying.
Warburton also gets them to strut their stuff in a daily festive 'catwalk' to show off their impressive collection of seasonal sweaters. The family also owns dozens of sets of matching Christmas pyjamas too.
But while Warburton certainly goes all out, she tries to do it in the most resourceful way possible.
"I never usually pay more than £1 for a jumper, festive shirt or dress," she says.
“I am shocked by the cost of Christmas-themed clothes in the shops. I love searching charity shops and car boot sales in the summer months for nearly-new bargains.
“Every item I buy comes from a car boot sale or charity shop. They only wear them for the day and then I either save the bigger ones for Charlotte to wear in coming years, pass them on to friends, or re-sell them."
The idea was born unintentionally when she was expecting her first child with husband Nathan Warburton, 32.
"James was due late November so I spent the summer picking up festive-themed clothes ready for his first Christmas," recalls Warburton.
“I loved finding baby bargains for less than a pound. I took them home, washed them and packed them away ready for when he arrived."
Though, she admits, "I forgot just how many Christmas-themed baby grows I’d actually bought.
“I couldn’t help myself, the tiny new-born outfits were just too cute.
“Vests saying 'Mummy’s little Christmas pudding' or 'Santa’s little helper', they were all adorable."
In the first year, she bought far more than she planned to.
“I realised I’d got a little carried away when my husband joked James could wear a different one every day in December," she confesses.
Last year Warburton was worried her favourite tradition would have to come to an end when James started school. But ever resourceful, she bought more matching pyjama sets so it could continue in the evenings, with her still careful of how much she's spending.
Last year Warburton was worried her favourite tradition would have to come to an end when James started school. But ever resourceful, she bought more matching pyjama sets to it could continue in the evenings, with her still careful of how much she's spending.
“The kids love it and I get so excited when I bag a 50p flashing jumper or a £1 red velvet dress still with the tags on," she says.
“I show my husband when I bag a bargain, but I wait until December to surprise the kids with what outfits they have to choose from."
And the children love to get involved with the outfits too.
“They pick which ones they like to wear each day, especially if we’re going to a Christmas party or to nursery, and I love to take pictures and share them with family," Warburton explains.
"As James gets older, the styles have changed from cute ‘Mummy's little snowman’ to jumpers of Santa with a game controller, or Minecraft characters wearing Santa hats.
“But Charlotte's dresses are so pretty, I couldn't just choose one or two. I absolutely love her December wardrobe."
Warburton has no intention of stopping her festive tradition anytime soon.
“It’s such a magical time of year at this age!" she adds.
“They’re both so excited for Christmas and this helps build the excitement for them.
“I get photos to treasure once they decide they are too old to dress up."
Additional reporting Caters.