Mum-of-22 Sue Radford starts epic Christmas wrapping with £5k worth of presents
The parents of the Britain’s biggest family have already started wrapping up Christmas presents for their 22 children.
Despite Christmas still being a few weeks away, Noel and Sue Radford have announced they mountainous task is already under way.
On the Radford familyInstagram page, Sue shared a snap of a tower of Fisher—Price toys, KindiKids goods and Amazon parcels.
She captioned the chaotic image: “Might as well make a start on the wrapping.”
Noel and Sue, who have 22 kids and four grandchildren, previously spoke about how much they spend on each of their children at Christmas.
They put between £100 and £250 aside for each child – so have to prepare for around £5,000 to come out of their banks.
The parents – who rely on Noel’s bakery business to make a living – also splurge on 60 to 70 rolls of wrapping paper each winter.
Each child is given their own sack of gifts so the goodies don’t get mixed up.
Bigger presents are placed on the floor and neatly labelled to avoid any confusion on the big day.
Their kids who live at home – Chloe, 25; Jack, 23; Daniel, 21; Luke, 20; Katie, 18; James, 17; Ellie, 15; Aimee, 14; Josh, 13; Max, 11; Tillie, 10; Oscar, nine; Casper, eight; Hallie, five; Phoebe, four; Archie, three, Bonnie, two; baby Heidie and granddaughter Ophelia – have trees in their bedrooms too.
The Radfords shared tips on how to make Christmas work with such a big family back in October.
The first thing they have to do is budget.
Sue has previously said they don’t “believe in” credit cards and so puts money aside throughout the year for the festive period, according to the Sun.
The mum also uses supermarket saving stamps for the food shop.
She told the Daily Mail the “biggest headache” is figuring out where to hide all the presents – and remembering where she 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.”
Sue has called herself a “demon wrapper” and claims she can wrap 20 presents in 15 minutes.
The mum-of-22 went on to describe how their sitting room is left littered with wrapping paper once all the gifts are opened.
Sue said: “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 . . .”