It was a few years ago when ugly Christmas sweater made a comeback and it eventually became a theme among office parties and corporate events. It was so popular that a number of competitions were organized with the ugly sweater as the main theme. Last Christmas, the staff of Boyd Technologies joined in the Berkshire Young Professionals Ugly Sweater Party competition. During the event, Linnea Morrison spearheaded the making of their sweaters. They had to do everything from scratch using materials such as felt, light strings, glue guns and tinsel.
They were determined the win because of the title that Morrison previously received from the inaugural sweater event of Berkshire Young Professionals. Morrison believed that handmade sweaters are better compared to those that can be bought in stores. For her first competition, the design of her ugly sweater is that of Santa Clause riding a tilted bike. Her neighbor helped her during that time.
Apparently, that was not the first ugly sweater competition to be held in Berkshire because of its popularity. It became a common theme in event spaces as well as watering holes. Gone are the days when the ugly Christmas sweaters are only worn in living rooms and offices. Even the chairman of Berkshire Youth Professionals said that events such as the ugly sweater party is seen everywhere.
The co-founder of Weekend Warriors Entertainment, Jackie Rivera, said that ugly Christmas sweaters started a new trend and gatherings have been widespread ever since its boom. Its level of popularity is still a tad far from the Halloween celebrations but it is going in the same path judging by the rate it is increasing in fame.
December of 2017 was supposed to be a busy month for Weekend Warriors that Rivera decided not to jump in the bandwagon of ugly sweaters but her partner in the business, Matt Pennell, convinced her to organize the event in order to join in the spirit of wearing ugly sweaters.
It is expected that ugly sweater will take center stage this year again at the BYP gathering’s competition.