I’ve never heard anyone on a hot summer day say “wow, that sure is an ugly ice cream cone”. Nope, no matter how messy it may look, when it’s 95 degrees outside a ice cream cone looks amazing. I feel the same way about Christmas sweaters. I know so many people goto or even host “ugly Christmas sweater parties” this time of the year. Just as on a hot summer day, you have the need for something cool, this time of year, you need something cool and joyful. I believe they should be called AWESOME Christmas sweaters. I really really REALLY like seeing a great Christmas sweater. It makes me smile. It makes me even giggle a little if it is a really good one (like 2 gingerbread cookies holding lightsabers – credit to Andrew Woods for wearing that awesome design to the church meeting). The challenge comes when people take themselves and others too serious. So to protect ourselves from just having fun and enjoying wearing something fun we have to give it a name (like ugly) so that NO one would ever think that we would wear something just for fun. Give it up people. Wear a t-shirt or Christmas sweater that is just flat out FUN to look at. And who cares if it is ugly in someone’s eyes, it is awesome in your eyes, and it makes you smile. Life’s to short to wear ugly Christmas sweaters, so start wearing AWESOME CHRISTMAS SWEATERS, and a smile to match.
The Smiling M,
Finding Awesome reasons to SMILE about life,