National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is an annual observance that falls on December 17 of this year. Come on folks; it’s time to wear your ugly Christmas Sweater. Never get worried or ashamed about how you look with the Christmas Sweater. Excuse yourself from the corporate look to enjoy the unfashioned look of yours under a wooly suit.
Get out of your embarrassment or shyness and let out yourself to make the celebration filled with fun and joy. Search on your wardrobe for the colorful, bright Christmas sweater, wear it and showcase your look. National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day encourages you to put on your Christmas Sweater.
History of National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day:
The National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day has been celebrated since 2011. It is celebrated on the third Friday of every December since 2015. Earlier, the Day was celebrated on the second Friday of December. It is anonymous who had started the fun celebration Day, but we could think that a group of aficionados who are crazy about Ugly Christmas Sweater has created the Day.
The day encourages you to get out of both formal and informal clothes and lets you look a little unfashionable with the knitted sweaters. It is a Day to embrace the light-hearted fun festive celebration of the ugly Christmas sweater. Make your fashion shine with a seasonal knitted sweater embellished with Rudolph’s face, Christmas puddings, Frosty the Snowman, or a spirited Christmas phrase.
The celebration of Ugly Christmas Sweater Day has partnered with Save the Children as a fundraising event. It has been celebrated as an important event that helps in raising charity funds for organizations that are helping children globally.
How to Celebrate the National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day:
Let yourself get out of ordinary clothes and put on your ugly Christmas sweater from your wardrobe. You are not the one person to wear the sweater. So grab your favorite kind of ugly Christmas sweater which your grandma has knitted years ago for you. You can even participate in fundraising events to help the children who are in need of money.
Facts about the Ugly Sweater Industry:
- It started as a joke
A resale retail store noticed an unruly amount of unfortunate sweaters knitted by relatives or ridiculously decorated with festive accouterments coming in their doors. So, as a joke, they put them up for sale.
- Hipsters had something to do with it
Many people relate the rise of the “ugly sweater” to the rise of the hipster; people who are notorious for making trends out of things on the fringe of culture.
- Business is booming
From 2012 to 2015, the Ugly Sweater industry grew by 200%.
- Everyone wants a piece of the pie
Since the boom, retailers are making their own version of the ugly sweater and resale stores are cashing in on the trend by promoting their finds throughout the holiday season.
- You can even shop ugly sweaters with celebrity faces
From Beyonce to Bill Murray, even celebrities are hopping in on this billion dollar industry by creating ugly sweaters with their faces on them!