Beautiful and Ugly At The Same Time

It seems that in the last few years, “ugly” sweaters have gotten really popular and so have ugly sweater contests!  There are even websites such as UglyChristmasSweaterParties and Pinterest heavy ideas to help with the making of them.  This year, our school Parents Association hosted an incredibly sweet Teachers Appreciation Breakfast / Luncheon last year, and part of the fun was wearing an ugly sweater to be part of a staff contest. My first instinct was “Where the heck am I going to find an ugly sweater?!?” Of course two days after that, my favorite sweater got ruined by random things in my classroom and by the velcro on my jacket sleeve.  VOILA!  There goes a sweater that I can plop some ugly stuff on!

So Tuesday came about, and many teachers showed up in the most fun sweaters. My favorite part about all of it was the fact that our staff really took it to a whole different level and embraced the fact that just for one day, we can look as silly as we want!

From Hanukkah to Christmas, from LED lights to hand sewn details, from 3D pop-outs to sweaters that jingle and make noises, the creativity was intense!  I took as many photos of the sweaters as I can (with faces of course cropped out for privacy). Thanks to all the teachers for letting me take pictures to share with everyone!

Can you all guess who the winners were?  2 for most creative and 1 for ugliest sweater!

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And I actually forgot to take a picture of my sweater alone, but I do have one of my colleague and I showing our backs!  I thought the Ugly Doll theme would be quite suitable for the ugly theme! ; ) But you can be the judge.

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As always, thanks for reading!  Be sure to pop by thrice more before the new year – another dinner night theme post to come!

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