By Delaney George
Holiday’s aren’t just for the stylish it’s for the ugly too; Christmas sweaters that is. Ugly Christmas Sweaters are a holiday tradition dating back to the early 2000’s. Family and friends gather in the Christmas spirit with glue guns, letters, and Christmas trinkets galore to make customized Christmas sweaters.
The sweaters typically have unusual colors and patterns that aren’t the most stylish to everyone, but they’re fun, cozy, and your own. The “ugly” reputation has stuck with the sweaters but are still being worn by thousands of families every holiday.
Local teacher and mother Kimberly Wilts said she and her family hosts a family Ginger Bread Decorating Contest and Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest every Christmas Eve.
“We use lights, glitter, jingle bells, fur, anything that screams Christmas and shows personality” said Wilts.
Join in on the holiday Ugly Christmas Sweater tradition and send your sweater photos to Delinkey@yahoo.com.