Plaid, stripes, sequins, lights, ornaments. Put them together and what do you get? The infamous and celebrated Ugly Christmas Sweater. How do we celebrate the travesties? By partaking in the annual Ugly Christmas Sweater party, of course!
What was once considered an obscene taste in fashion has now become an acclaimed hit in workplaces and social gatherings around the world. Where did it all begin? Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada claims to be the birthplace of the first Ugly Christmas Sweater party in 2002. For more information, check out www.christmassweaterparty.com.
Here are some more fun facts about the Ugly Christmas Sweater according to www.uglychristmassweater.com:
- Bill Cosby is considered the Father of the Ugly Christmas Sweater.
- Christmas sweaters were first mass manufactured under the name "Jingle Bell Sweaters".
- Celebrities known for wearing Ugly Christmas Sweaters include Colin Firth in Bridget Jones' Diary, Chevy Chase in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and, of course, Bill Cosby in The Cosby Show.
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is celebrated December 20th. Although it may be too late this year to flaunt all the ugly you can muster, you can prepare for next year's festivities by visiting sites such as www.myuglychristmassweater.com, www.uglysweaterstore.com, and www.thesweaterstore.com to purchase your unsightly sweater.
As you've seen by now, Bordas & Bordas has already put on a wonderful display of sweaters of holiday horror. Thanks to all who voted for their favorite ugly sweater, all to the benefit of three worthy local charities: the Marshall County Animal Shelter, Tri-County Help Center and National Youth Advocate Program!