It’s a family-friendly festive season for our top MPs.
Deputy Prime Minister and Sheffield Hallam MP Nick Clegg let his children do the doodling on the family’s card – expected to be sent out to more than 2,000 people.
The Cleggs’ three sons, Antonio, aged 11, Alberto, nine, and four-year-old Miguel added a speech bubble showing their parents saying ‘Happy Christmas’ and a decorated tree to complete the festive image.
They gave their dad a Santa hat and beard while mum Miriam Gonzalez Durantez was given reindeer antlers and Rudolph’s red nose in the image, created using an iPad to draw over a photograph of the couple on the sofa in their London home.
Meanwhile, over at the Milibands, Labour leader Ed didn’t choose a picture from his Doncaster constituency but a shot of he and his family on the seafront at Brighton during the Labour party conference in September.
The card shows him swinging his elder son, Daniel, in the air with his wife, Justine, who is carrying their other son Samuel.
Barnsley East MP Michael Dugher visited five schools to hand out prizes and certificates to the winners of his constituency-wide Christmas card competition.
The overall winner was nine-year-old Sophie Lee, which was announced at a special assembly at Churchfield Primary in Cudworth.
Mr Dugher also went to Shafton Primary Academy, Birdwell Primary, Wombwell Park Street Primary and Kings Oak Primary, where he presented each of the school winners with certificates and prizes.
Sophie’s winning design was chosen out of hundreds of entries and has been used as Mr Dugher’s official 2013 Christmas card.
Mr Dugher presented Sophie with a framed copy of her card and Tesco vouchers.
All of the other winners and runners-up were presented with book vouchers.