As popular as the Ugly Christmas Sweater has become, it remains an unknown to some people. Explaining the concept is sometimes an uphill battle--at first anyway. After all, who in their right mind wants an ugly sweater, let alone receiving one for or wearing one during the Holidays? But begin explaining some of the more common designs and their appeal becomes apparent.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters – The Gift that Keeps on Giving
It may be the 8-bit-looking design common to many of these sweaters that attracts people of a certain age group (as in, those of us remember video games when characters consisted of Lego-like blocks). That may in fact be what makes them the perfect gift for that person in your life that already has everything anyone could ask for. We all know at least one person like this. Financially comfortable (and then some, in many cases), they already have their wants and needs covered. Or they may not even have many wants outside of their needs, because they prefer not to spend the money and they see no use for it. You buy them that nifty gadget you figure they might enjoy, only to find it competing for closet dust in the near future.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters are the ultimate Christmas gift for people like this. Why? Because such a person can appreciate the novelty of the gift. What’s more, this sort of person tends to enjoy laughing at themselves and not taking themselves too seriously. And guess what? YOU become that person who was able to provide them with that one Christmas gift they didn't realize they’d want. It’s an excellent example of win-win.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters – The Perfect Party Idea
Ugly Christmas Sweater parties also make the perfect party idea. Similar to Naughty Christmas Present parties, they are loads of fun for the adults. But unlike the latter, Ugly Christmas Sweater parties are kid-friendly and you thus avoid the complications (if not awkwardness) of sending Christmas Party invites to people who might then be unable to bring their families.
What’s more, Ugly Christmas Sweaters are still a novelty and thus, your invitees will likely be excited in trying something new. Everything from your invites to your decorations and even food and drinks can (and should!) follow the theme of “appealingly ugly!” There is no one way to put together an ugly Christmas sweater party, so be creative (though the sweaters, tree decoration and eggnog are considered mandatory)!