Over the weekend I read about a new fundraiser in the local paper. It was the ugliest sweater party. You paid to attend a dinner dance but you had to wear an ugly sweater. I was imagining some of those creepy argyle sweaters or maybe something multicolored. But no!
There in one of the photos was a picture of one of my Christmas sweaters — my red bedazzled, sparkly holiday sweater!
How could this be? My beloved seasonal sweater went to a party without me. Not just any party but an ugly sweater party and won first prize!
I have a box of Christmas sweaters. Some are bejeweled and some have tassels that dance as I walk. (No, not there!) One even has bells so you can track my movements. It’s better than a GPS! There is a reindeer sweater and one with Santa and a sack of gifts that goes down past my butt. It looks wonderful over black velvet pants. There must be eight or nine sweaters in all.
Each one was lovingly selected, when they were on sale of course. Not only are they out of style but they are considered ugly. How can you call a Santa with a really fuzzy beard and eyes that light up ugly? Tacky maybe, ugly no!
It’s true that I haven’t added to the collection in years. I haven’t seen any worthy of my collection. I did get a sweatshirt with a snowman on it last year but that doesn’t really count.
Goofy sweaters are another way to break up the winter. For a fleeting moment, you could dress up in stuff you wouldn’t wear any other time and feel festive. Then you pack them up for next year.
Come on, I can’t be alone. I bet some of you have holiday sweaters that rival my prize winner. ‘fess up! And don’t throw them out. I bet they are worth $$.