Last year I wrote this post to serve as a cautionary holiday tale. There is nothing like the Christmas season that will make some folks want to put on some apparel with blinking lights and various animals wearing Santa hats.
As I did my extensive research for that post, I realized that people all over the country are hosting Christmas parties with the specific intent of encouraging their friends to wear the ugliest Christmas sweater they can find. And I thought to myself, “Well that sounds dreadful. How can I be a part of this phenomenon?”
Apparently I hang out with a circle of friends that are terribly uncreative and don’t drink enough alcohol to make it through the evening in a hideous sweater made of some kind of synthetic knit.
And since the thought of having to make a big batch of mini-quiches and wassail for a real life party is more than I want to deal with this holiday season, I decided to create Big Mama’s First Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest.
There will even be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
1st prize will be an original piece of jewelry from Lisa Leonard Designs.
2nd prize will be a $25.00 gift certificate from CWDKids.
3rd prize will be a $15.00 gift certificate to Amazon.
However, you have to provide your own eggnog.
To enter the contest you will need to send me a photo of the ugliest Christmas sweater you can find. Bonus points if it’s already hanging in your closet. Not really, but it would be impressive.
Here are the rules:
1. You have between now and December 17th to email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will announce the winners along with color commentary on Friday, December 19th.
It will be like our very own Ugly Christmas Sweater party but without a keg of Miller Lite and drunk fraternity boys.
2. You don’t have to actually purchase the ugly sweater. Feel free to take a picture of one that you find at your local Salvation Army, department store, or your father-in-law’s closet. I would love to see the sweaters actually modeled on a person, but it’s not a requirement.
3. Please don’t take pictures of unknowing shoppers all decked out in Christmas hideousness without their permission. However, I’m thinking nothing would be more potentially awkward than asking a stranger if you can take their photo for an ugly sweater contest.
Have fun! And may the ugliest sweater win.
Oh! To post your own copy of the cute button Shannon made for me, you can grab the code below to copy and paste to your blog.
**Any pictures that are sent in may be used on the blog, so just keep that in mind. Thanks!