Today is National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, as some of you may have already noticed, and more and more people are participating in this strange tradition every year.
Wearing ugly Christmas sweaters is a trend that is not only a fun way to spice up the holidays, but it is helping out people in need. People everywhere are wearing these sweaters to school, parties, and even work! While it is an unofficial holiday of fun, the organization that started the day has used it as a way to raise money for charity. The Save the Children charity provides children with essentials like clothing and food supplies.
Tipsy Elves, a popular Christmas sweater website, gives shoppers the option to round their purchase up to the nearest dollar. They use that extra amount to go toward providing hoodies to underprivileged kids in America. Since they started this partnership, Tipsy Elves has donated more than one thousand hoodies to kids all around the country.
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day has grown to be a tradition that is loved (and hated) by millions of people. The charities involved are assuring that it’s not only about fun, but about the true essence of the holidays: Giving. So don’t be shy, go out and buy the ugliest Christmas sweater you can find, and wear it with pride. And don’t to tell everyone about the great foundations they can support by participating.