Belgium’s kitsch Christmas cards starring Hazard, De Bruyne are a gift for all to share

With only a few days until the holiday, those who haven’t sent Christmas after that cut it well if they want to arrive before December 25th.

Fortunately for all you hard-earned football fans, Belgium national teams have you covered having produced an impressive collection of seasonal greeting cards.

The stars of both the men’s and women’s national teams – nicknamed the Red Devils and the Red Flames respectively – snapped a series of festive photos at the appropriate Christmas scenes.

Moreover, the cards can be downloaded from the official website of the Belgian Football Association and sent to the nearest and dearest in time to give an extra special Christmas surprise.

The set of eight images shows that the Belgian players really got into the spirit of the shoot as they wore an assortment of tacky Christmas sweaters and Christmas sweaters along with their shorts and socks while playing for the national team.

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At first glance he could be mistaken for the image of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel and Hertha Berlin defender Dedrick Boyata, due to a poster promoting a new Wes Anderson movie. Boyata’s jacket appears to depict a T-Rex spitting lightning wearing a Santa hat. How festive.

As if the Belgian Federation did not already have full versions of its website and social accounts in English, French and Dutch, Dortmund right-back Thomas Meunier and Atletico Madrid striker Yannick Carrasco offer their best wishes for the holidays in Spanish.

Club Brugge striker Charles de Kettleri seems so happy to receive a gift from Kevin De Bruyne that the Manchester City midfielder has gone somewhat unnoticed. At least, we hope it’s a jacket…

Reminding us that Christmas is truly a time to reconnect with family, Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard gets on the knee of his little brother Thorgan Hazard and asks him what he’d like Santa to bring him.

OH Leuven attacker Hannah Eurlings can’t put all the ornaments on the tree and is now looking around the room for other places to hang them.

Lyon midfielder Janis Cayman and Ghent goalkeeper Nicky Evard got that look, “Is it time to open gifts yet?”

Hopefully something is lost in translation with this message from my Anderlecht teammates Tessa Wallart and Laura de Neve.

Photos courtesy of the Royal Belgian Football Association

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