The sons of late Big Brother star Jade Goody have marked their first Christmas without her by leaving her presents under the tree.

The News Of The World reports that Bobby, six and five-year-old Freddie also left cards for Goody, who died of cervical cancer in March aged 27.

“The boys wrapped the presents and wrote a card saying, ‘Happy Christmas at mum’s special place’,” said a family friend. “Then they put them under the tree before they went to bed.

“When they woke up the gifts were gone, and the boys said Santa had taken them to heaven to give to mummy.”

It was really touching, and a nice way for them to remember her.”

The boys spent the day with their father, TV presenter Jeff Brazier, who decided not to take them to visit the star’s grave.

“The first Christmas without their mum was bound to be a painful time, so Jeff tried to make it all as normal as possible,” the friend added.

“He cooked a lovely dinner and they sat and watched TV as a family. It was a great day, and Jeff loved every minute of it.”

And the boys received a special present from one of their mother’s closest friends – a framed photo of her with her bridesmaids at her wedding to Jack Tweed earlier this year.