I was recently watching a segment on the Today Show and apparently there is a cult following for finding and wearing Ugly Christmas Sweaters. There are even parties dedicated to the trend – BYOS – Bring Your Own Sweater. The correspondent went around Manhattan looking for some sweaters for the other anchors and the crew. There were a number of boutique shops with dedicated space for these items. I thought this would make excellent office photo holiday cards. We’ve all been given pieces of clothing as gifts that we’re not exactly fond of and we don’t usually get a reprieve with Christmas gifts. You could make it a contest to see who has or can find the worst/best Christmas sweater for the picture used in the photo cards. Sometimes I think people lose their jovial holiday spirit and they don’t enjoy themselves enough. This would bring a little a fun and humor into what can be just another task that has to get done. I appreciate when people show their creative side. It shows they don’t take themselves too seriously and can appreciate a good joke.
I was surprised to see the variety of sweaters they were able to locate. There were sweaters with reindeer, Santa Claus, presents, ones that looked exactly like a Santa suit and another with dreidels and a Hanukkah Menorah. They even found sweaters that had little twinkle lights sewn in and played music. Granted, you wouldn’t see the lights and couldn’t hear the music in the photo cards but you can certainly imagine what this would look like. It also makes you wonder how exactly do you wash a sweater with battery operated lights and music? I feel inspired to find my own ugly sweater and throw and ugly Christmas sweater party myself. Perhaps that will make it on to my photo Christmas cards next year!