Britain's biggest family has already started getting ready for the festive season of giving. Parents Noel and Sue Radford have already started wrapping up Christmas presents for their 22 children.
Noel and Sue have announced that the mountainous task is already underway, despite the fact that Christmas is still weeks away.
Sue shared a photo of a tower of Fisher-Price toys, KindiKids goods and Amazon parcels on the Radford family Instagram page, and captioned the post; "Might as well make a start on the wrapping."
Noel and Sue, who currently have 22 children of their own and four grandchildren revealed how much they spend on each of their children for Christmas.
Their children who still live at home is Chloe, 25; Jack, 23; Daniel, 21; Luke, 20; Katie, 18; James, 17; Ellie, 15; Aimee, 14; Josh, 13; Max, 11; Tillie, 10; Oscar, 9; Casper, 8; Hallie, 5; Phoebe, 4; Archie, 3, Bonnie, 2; baby Heidie and granddaughter Ophelia. Oh, and they have trees in their bedrooms too.
The parents-of-22, stated that they put between £100 and £250 aside for each child, which adds up to around £5,000 that will come out of their bank accounts during the festive season. They also added that they go through 60 to 70 rolls of wrapping paper each Christmas. The household relies on Noel’s bakery business to make a living.
In order to prevent the mountains of presents getting mixed up, each child is given their own separate sack of gifts. Much bigger presents will be placed on the floor and will be clearly labelled to avoid confusion among the kids.
The Radfords shared some of their tips on how to make Christmas work with such a big family.
First things first, is to budget. Sue stated that they do not believe in credit cards, and because of that, they put money aside each month throughout the year to prepare for the festive season.
Another special tip is that they use supermarket saving stamps for the food shopping. She added that one of the "biggest headaches" is trying to figure out where they can hide the enormous stack of presents, and then remembering where they hid them. "One of our biggest headaches at Christmas is where to hide all the gifts. We have them everywhere – even in the boiler cupboard. The trick is remembering where."
In her years of experience Sue has called herself a "demon wrapper", and said that her wrapping record stand at 20 presents in 15 minutes.
Right after the exciting unwrapping of gifts, Sue is left with a sort of a mess in her living room. "The worst thing is the packaging. We have a mountain of it. After Christmas we have to take the minibus to the tip to get rid of it. Then it’s really all over. Apart from a few birthdays, that is . . ." Sue concluded.