It's National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day today... each year, the third Friday of December is set aside to proudly wear ugly Christmas sweaters. So before you get dressed today... go find your ugly Christmas sweater and wear it! And don't just wear it, wear it proudly!
While we call it National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, did you know this observance started in Canada in 2011 and is also celebrated in the United Kingdom? Maybe the name should be changed to International Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. The day has become very popular as it's estimated that several hundred thousand people don their ugly Christmas regalia each year in observance.
What I love about participating in National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is that it's so easy and participating doesn't make you fat or tipsy! All you have to do is wear an ugly Christmas sweater! (Although I suppose if your sweater is ugly enough, some might thing you are tipsy!)
Tips from NationalCalendarDay.com on how to show off your ugly Christmas sweater and celebrate the day "in style:"
Animal or cartoon characters with a holiday theme are a great starting place. Think reindeer, snowmen, mice, kittens or elves.
Select ridiculous colors. The more they clash, the better.
Embellish. Scratch that. Over-embellish! Pom-poms, bells, felt, tinsle or any other glittery, jingly items laying around the house.
Add a collar, dickey or ruffle.
Electrify it! Put Rudolph to shame and go to the head of the team with bright, flashing lights!
- Give it some 80's flair with big shoulder pads.
Don't own an ugly Christmas sweater? No worries... here are five places where you can buy your own ugly Christmas sweater. It might be too late for 2017, but you can put one away for next year.
For the cat lovers out there, Rusty Zipper claims to have a large collection of Catmus sweaters! Football lovers, you can find your favorite NFL team ugly christmas jerseys! No need to feel left out!
If you're more of the "crafty" type, check out these videos for ideas on how to make your own ugly Christmas sweater:
This information about National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is brought to you by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners, RE/MAX Executive, your Charlotte metro area real estate consultants, who are happy to don our Christmas sweaters all month long.
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