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Beautiful and special Valentine’s Gift ideas for the ones you love from Precious Moments

 

It seems like just yesterday we were enjoying the flickering lights of our Christmas tree. It’s hard to believe in just a few weeks, Valentine’s Day will be here. Where did the time go? Before you know it, we’ll be making plans for the Fourth of July.

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, what do you normally do to show those special people in your life how much they mean to you? After all, Valentine’s Day is all about love, and you certainly love more than just your significant other. Yes, I know, most people see it as a holiday for lovers, but not me. I’ve always thought of Valentine’s Day as a day to show the people you love how much you care about them, people like your mother, father, siblings, children, best friends… the list goes on.

When my kids were younger I would give them Valentine’s Day gifts (plush toy or other toys), candy and a card. My kids are young adults now and they think of stuff like that as something you do for “little kids,” not grown adults. None the less, I still give my kids a little something on Valentine’s Day (usually it’s candy). If you want to buy some jewelry for your loved one you can find it online on Moon Magic.

As for what me and my husband do for Valentine’s Day, the answer is usually nothing. It’s not that we don’t love each other. We do, VERY MUCH. But we don’t necessarily need a special day to let one another know that. We tell each other every day that we love the other. We also gift each other little surprises throughout the year.

Me and my hubby – together for 24 years and counting…

From time to time I DO like to gift my husband something special for Valentine’s Day. This year I gave him an early gift, a special figurine from Precious Moments.

Precious Moments has been a part of our lives since the day we got married. We were gifted a beautiful wedding figurine from Precious Moments. From that point on we gifted each other a figurine from time to time, and our kids received them from relatives as birthday gifts. In fact, my husband bought all of his nieces and nephew’s the Precious Moments birthday train long before we even knew each other. He didn’t do it for the older nieces and nephews (that is because he was close to their age growing up), but he did it for at least six of them.

This Valentine’s Day I was fortunate to gift my husband a wonderful piece from Precious Moments called We’re The Perfect Blend. I think this is a perfect representation of our relationship. In my mind we ARE the “perfect blend.” We compliment each other. I sometimes jokingly refer to us as “Ying and Yang.” We are opposite in some areas of our lives. For example, he’s a morning person and I’m a “night owl.” He’s very meticulous and organized, and I refer to my kind of organization as “organized chaos.”

We’re the Perfect Blend from Precious Moments features a couple sitting across from one another at a table, with take out coffee cups beside them.

Just to further emphasis that my husband and I are opposite in a lot of ways, I LOVE coffee, and he cannot stand the taste of it (he does love the smell). He also buys me coffee cups for my brewer, and he know that every Friday night I love to stop at my favorite coffee place for coffee, so we walk there together. Coffee has a special place in our lives, so this figurine couldn’t be more fitting.

The figurine sits on the shelf near my coffee brewer (to the right) and next to the stove, so we both can see it every day.

Look at all the great detail, from the tiled floor to their little shoe laces. So cute!

I even have the figurine sitting on the shelf next to my coffee brewer, so I look at it every day, and my husband does too since he has to cook dinner most nights (I work late during the work week).

Precious Moments has plenty of other adorable and “precious” figurines to celebrate the day of love. Check out a few examples below.

The “I’m so Glad I Fondue” set is so cute. It’s a real fondue set, and I love the play on words. It comes with everything pictured (it uses a tea light to heat it – sold separately).

What I love about Precious Moments figurines and other gifts is that they are great for just about everyone. For example, the above pictured “Love is Patient, Love is Kind” would not only make a great Valentine’s Day gift, but also an anniversary gift for your significant other, or to gift to another couple.

Precious Moments has many great gifts at various price points, so you are sure to find a great gift for that special someone that fits into your budget.

Precious Moments products are sold both online on their official website, as well as various retail locations across the country.

To check out these and other wonderful Valentine’s Day (or any time of the year) gifts, visit PreciousMoments.com. The brand can also be found on social media. All of their links are found on the bottom left side of their website.

Are you a fan of Precious Moments? Do you have any Precious Moments pieces? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts on these charming figurines and gifts.

Kimberly

*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Holiday Hacks That Will Stretch Your Dollar Further This Christmas

 

Buying the perfect gifts for the holiday season is the aim of the game, but you’ve got to have the money. Without a decent budget, you’re not going to be able to afford Christmas this year. Isn’t that a horrible thought! Thankfully, you’re a resourceful, creative person regarding a small budget, and are willing to do what it takes to complete the job.

The excellent news is that you don’t have to look far to find money-saving methods. The tips underneath should make sure you can afford great gifts so that Santa visits your home this year!

Pay In Installments

You don’t have the money now, but you will have it down the line. It’s merely down to the fact that Christmas is expensive and you don’t get paid as much due to the holiday season. After the festive period is over, you’ll be back to earning a full wage, which is why you should put off paying for gifts until January or February. And, you can if you click the Klarna or Afterpay option at the checkout. Typically, there are zero fees for service and the payments are taken automatically every four weeks to one month. You only need to make sure the money is in your account.

Apply For A Loan 

A loan isn’t as desirable as paying for presents in installments, but it’s still a fantastic option as long as you use it wisely. Mainly, this means using it as a short-term method rather than a long-term one. Applicants who opt for a payday advance from Snappy are informed about this from the beginning to save them money on interest and missed payment fees. How much you ask for is your choice, yet it’s vital to consider your incomings and outgoings before signing on the dotted line. Otherwise, you might not be able to clear the balance as soon as you would like.

Cut Back On ‘Essentials’

Almost every feature of Christmas is classed as essential. The reality is that you do without some things and save yourself a small fortune in the process. Gifts will always be on the expensive side, but there’s no reason to splash out on a massive dinner. Two things usually happen with the leftovers: they go to waste or you spend months eating them for every meal. Why not save the hassle, and money, by scaling back? Instead of a turkey, you can go for beef or ham. Rather than all the trimmings, you can cook the veggies that will get eaten.

Track Prices

Prices will skyrocket at Christmas, leaving you with one option – to pay top dollar. However, this only applies to the people who are last-minute buyers. If you’re organized, you can use promotional offers and sales to cut a significant sum from your budget. Two prime examples are Black Friday and Cyber Monday. So, rather than forking out for Thanksgiving, you can use these holidays to prepare for the 25th.

Are you on a tight budget? How do you stretch your budget to breaking point during the holidays?

Capture precious holiday moments with Fujifilm’s Instax LiPlay

 

I don’t want to give away my age, but I grew up when MTV actually aired music videos, VHS tapes and it was a big deal to have a Walkman for your cassette tapes. Sigh… I feel old.

Back then, you had to purchase film for your camera. After you were done taking pictures, you had to take them to the store to be developed and wait a week or more to get them back.

It was always exciting to open up the envelope to see the pictures you took. Sadly, many of them turned out pretty bad. People had “red eye,” weren’t looking at the camera, or they turned out blurry.

When instant cameras came out it was the best thing ever (at that time). The idea of being able to snap a photo and see it instantly and not have to wait a week or more was awesome.

I am SO GRATEFUL for digital cameras and smartphones. I love that I can instantly see the photos I take, and have the ability to make edits to ensure the pictures I took look the best that they can. I also enjoy the ability to share the photos instantly with family and friends. It’s also fun to be able to add graphics and frames to photos.

It seems like instant cameras disappeared for a bit because everyone was using digital cameras. As much as I love digital cameras, it’s always nice to have a tangible photo you can hold in your hands and display on your fridge, in a frame or a cork board.

I know that you can always print out photos on your printer. However, when you are out and about, and your printer is not nearby, it’s not possible.

Thankfully instant cameras are back (well… they have been for years). The new and improved instant cameras also come with a lot of “bells and whistles” making them a lot of fun to use.

I was sent to review a Fujifilm Mini LiPlay camera. It’s a instant camera “hybrid.”

I received the black one to review. The camera is also available in silver/gray and rose gold.

Inside the box you’ll receive the camera, a USB charging cord, wrist strap and a brief start up guide and warranty information. The start up guide is just a basic guide to get you started. If you look online you can learn more about all the fabulous things you can do with this camera.

At first glance, the Mini LiPlay looks like a regular camera. Trust me, this is no ordinary camera. This is part camera, part instant camera, and part photo printer – all rolled up into one.

The camera is lightweight. I was actually surprised at how lightweight it is. But don’t let the weight fool you. This is a well made, sturdy camera. It’s made out of a hard plastic casing. It’s a very durable camera.

One of the photos on my fridge (the faces were blurred out). The picture is small, about 1/2 the size of the original instant camera pictures.

The camera has a nice texture to it. It feels comfortable in your hand. I think the texture helps you to keep a good grip on it. A smooth finish might make it a bit “slippery.”

One the front side of the camera you’ll find the lens, flash, and the button you press if you want to record sound (more on that later), as well as a tiny selfie mirror.

On the backside of the camera you have a nice size LCD screen and the release to the “door” that you need to open to insert (or remove) the picture paper. In addition, there are three buttons – go back, playback and print. You will also see the function “wheel” that allows you to navigate the different settings and “bells and whistles” that come with this camera.

One the one side of the camera you’ll find three buttons labeled 1, 2 and 3. These are shortcut buttons that you can assign your favorite effects and frames to. This is a nice feature because you don’t have to scroll around between all the effects/frames every time you take a photo. If there are certain ones that you use frequently, you can assign them to a number.

I like the Fujifilm thought of that. It makes things a lot more efficient and it’s a time saver, especially if you are shooting multiple pictures.

Ignore the cat hair on the camera.

Of course, there is also the power button.

This camera allows you to save some pictures on it (40). You can add a memory card if you’d like (sold separately) which would allow to save hundreds of photos on the camera.

As I mentioned, you can record sounds on this camera. Obviously you can’t print out a sound. With this camera, if you want to include sound with a photo, it puts a QR code on the printed picture. Using your smartphone,  you can have it “read” the QR code, which will in turn play the sound. That is a nice idea. I haven’t tried this feature as of yet. So far the pictures I have printed out really didn’t require sounds or the spoken word. It proves you with 10 seconds of audio.

Unlike other instant cameras on the market, the Fujifilm Mini LiPlay allows you to decide which pictures you want to print out. Other cameras print out the picture every time you snap a photo. Not being able to see what you’ve captured on the camera before it prints out can waste valuable print paper. With this camera, you can decide which photos you want to print out. This gives you time to edit them and add frames and other elements.

Below are some screen shots from the app to give you an idea of what it looks like. The photo is of our newly adopted cat, Callie. She is blind (and has neurological issues), which is why her eyes look a bit “off.”

I blurred out the faces of my “work kids.” This is the start up page on the app. It shows the last picture you printed.

This is our adopted blind cat Callie with one of the frames. You can see how you can scroll around the various frames on the bottom.

The “Love” frame is one of my favorites.

The photo it’s self is a poor quality, which is why it looks a bit blurry. The Fujifilm camera did NOT take this photo. This is one someone sent me that was on my phone (the animal shelter took the photo which is why it’s grainy). You can see some of the editing functions that you can slide with your finger until you get the look you are after.

I played around with the brightness on this photo, just to give you an example. Please read the comment above about why the photo is “grainy” looking.

I love the frames you can add to the photos. You can even do collages AND split photos, which is cool to do.

My absolute favorite feature with this camera is the free app you can download. The app allows you to edit photos on your smartphone before printing. You can also pick and choose with photos to print.

You can also take group photos using your smartphone as the shutter button.

The BEST part of this app is that you can print out photos already on your smartphone.

Printing out a photo.

Sometimes “life” happens, and you might not have the Fujifilm Mini LiPlay on hand to capture the moments. If you snap some great photos on your phone, you can easily print them out off the camera using the free app.

I am sure there is A LOT more that this camera can do too. I’m sure I’ve just explored the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to this camera.

You can purchase film paper for this camera just about anywhere cameras and film is sold. I see a bunch of different sellers of the film paper on Amazon. The price varies. The film paper comes 10 sheets to a roll.

If you would like more information about this fun camera, please visit the FujiFilmUSA website, or the Instax website.

This camera is sold at many retail locations including Amazon, Best Buy and Khols, to name a few.

What do you think about this camera? Does it sound like something you and your family would enjoy?

Kimberly

*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Movie Premiere of “Christmas in Montana” on Saturday, December 14th at 9pm/8c! #MiraclesofChristmas

 

My family’s Christmas tree last year.

Can you believe that Christmas Eve is twelve days away? TWELVE! Are you ready for the holiday? Have you completed your Christmas shopping? Thankfully we have. I just need to wrap (I’m not a fan of wrapping).

Me and my family have been trying to squeeze in as many holiday movies as we possibly can.

Hallmark Movies and Mysteries has been airing a lot of wonderful holiday movies all season long. I love that they keep adding new movies to watch too, unlike other channels that play the same movies over and over again.

Hallmark Movies and Mysteries has added 40 new original movies to their line up. Personally, I’m impressed by that. Forty brand new movies is pretty impressive. These movies are premiering throughout the holiday season. Check out the hashtags #CountDowntoChristmas and the #MiracleOfChristmas to see what others have been saying about them.

This Saturday, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries is premiering a film called Christmas in Montana. The film stars Kelly Martin and Colin Ferguson.

Before the holidays, Sara goes to Montana to help resistant Travis save his ranch. Can time on the ranch help restore her faith in Christmas in time for a miracle?

The film premieres this Saturday (December 14, 2019) at 9:00 PM (EST) / 8:00 PM (CST).

I would love to visit some place beautiful like Montana for the holiday season. The furthest I’ve ever been for Christmas is my aunt and uncle’s house in Pennsylvania, and that was a very long time ago, when I was a young girl.

That year, everyone was at their house for the holiday, including my other aunts and uncles, all my cousins and my great-grandparents, as well as my family.

It was hard to fit everyone around the dinner table that memorable Christmas.

I miss my great-grandfather. I’m also wearing my beloved cousin’s hand-me-down pajamas. He passed away in October of this year, making this Christmas memory even more special.

Me, my great-grandfather and some of my cousins.

The house was overflowing with people. All of us kids had to sleep on the floor in one of the room’s because the adults took up all of the beds and couch. We didn’t mind. It was like having a giant sleep over. It was especially fun on Christmas morning. None of us slept that night (as you can imagine). We kept trying to sneak downstairs to see if Santa arrived, but we were chased back upstairs by one of the adults (and being constantly told to go back to bed – which was impossible!).

Christmas morning all of us kids dashed downstairs and were greeted by our exhausted parents, sitting around the tree sipping on coffee, and piles of gifts for all of us.

That Christmas was one of my most favorite Christmases ever. Oh how I wish I could go back in time, even for a day. I would re-live that day over again in a heartbeat.

 

When I think about the holiday season, I always think about my family and all those great memories. Of course, enjoying fun, holiday entertainment is always great too. I don’t think we watch much else during the holidays aside from holiday related films and television shows.

For more information about this and other delightful holiday films, please visit www.HallmarkMoviesandMysteries.com/MiraclesofChristmas.

For information about all 40 of the new holiday movies all season long on both Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, as well as the Hallmark Channel, visit the links below.

www.HallmarkMoviesandMysteries.com/MiraclesofChristmas/New-Movies-2019

www.HallmarkChannel.com/Christmas/New-Movies-Countdown-to-Christmas-2019

Be sure to check out both channels on social media, as well as follow the hashtag #MiraclesOfChristmas.

I will be hosting a wonderful giveaway this Saturday when I live-tweet along with the movie. The winner will receive an amazing gift package, consisting of the following items. 

I will be live-tweeting on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 9:00 PM (EST) / 8:00 PM (CST) until 11:00 PM (EST) / 10:00 PM (CST), during Christmas in Montana

Watch the movie and tweet along with me, using the hashtags #MiraclesofChristmas and #ChristmasinMontana, as well as tag me (@She_Scribes) and @HallmarkMovie. I will pick a random tweeter to win the above prize package. The more tweets, the more entries you have to win. 

You can also enter to win a collection of 41 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments and beautiful Balsam Hill Christmas Tree here.

I hope to see you on Twitter this Saturday during the film.

Kimberly

Create colorful holiday keepsakes with the Treemendous Ornament Decorator

 

Some ornaments on our Christmas tree. The angel, for example, I’ve had since I was a kid.

My family has a special holiday tradition. Each year, we add new ornaments to our Christmas tree. My husband and I purchase a new ornament for each of our children. We’ve been doing it since they were born. That way, when they “fly the coop,” and move out on their own, they will have a set of ornaments to adorn their future Christmas tree.

This is a tradition that my mother started for me when I was a young girl. Each holiday season I decorate our Christmas tree with the ornaments my mother gave me each year growing up. We also place on our tree the ornaments we’ve been giving out kids since they were little, as well as ornaments they made us.

I miss my kids being little and bringing home decorations they made at school. On our tree you’ll find simple ones made out of construction paper, to more elaborate ones made from their hand and finger prints. We even have on our tree decorations our kids made on their home, using craft supplies we had around the house.

Kids love to make ornaments for their Christmas tree, as well as to give to others. That is why I enjoy doing ornament crafts with the kids at work (aka, my “work kids”). Each year I try to come up with ideas that would appeal to a large group, as well as to both girls and boys.

This year my work kids enjoyed making an ornament for their tree using the Treemendous Ornament Decorator. Yes, “Treemendous” is spelled correctly. It’s a play on words. The shape of the device is that of a Christmas tree, which is fitting.

If you read my blog on a regular basis, you might recall a review I did for a product called the Eggmazing Egg Decorator. You can read that review here – Take Easter egg decorating to a new level with Eggmazing Egg Decorator. The Treemendous Ornament Decorator is made by the same brand, and how it works is identical.

The Treemendous Ornament Decorator is a plastic “box” shaped like a Christmas tree. In the middle is a hole. It’s there that you insert one of the included plastic ornaments into a small “stump” (for lack of a better description), which holds the ornament in place and makes it spin around. Next, turn the Treemendous Ornament Decorator on and watch the ornament spin around.

To use the Treemendous Ornament Decorator, take the included ornaments and place them on the spinning ornament to create colorful bands, squiggles or more. How you want to decorate it is totally up to you.

The below video shows you how it works.

 

The kit comes with a nice assortment of colorful markers. Replacements are available on the brand’s website (in case you need more or replacements in the future).

My work kids opted to make colorful bands. Last year when they made the Easter eggs with the Eggmazing Egg Decorator, some of them made squiggly lines.

You can decorate the ornament even more by adding colorful gems, stickers, or use the markers to write names or special messages on them.

I put out gems and stickers for my work kids, but they all preferred to stick with the colorful bands. A few of them did write messages on the ornaments after they colored them with the Treemendous Ornament Decorator.

The kids had such a blast doing this. They were sad that they could only do one each (I only had enough for one ornament per child). I wish I had more because the kids would have gladly made a few each (or at least two each).

Thankfully additional ornaments for the Treemendous Ornament Decorator can be purchased. The kit comes with the decorator and three ornaments. Additional ornaments are available in six packs.

I should note that you need to remove the silver end cap (where you insert the ornament hook) before placing it in the machine, otherwise it won’t fit.

The Treemendous Ornament Decorator also uses 4 AA batteries (not included).

The Treemendous Ornament Decorator sells for $29.99, and refills (pack of 6 ornaments) for $12.99.

You can learn more (or make a purchase) at Eggmazing.com/Treemendous.

The brand can be found on social media. The links are found on the top left of the website.

What do you think about the Treemendous Ornament Decorator? Does it look like something your child or grandchild would love to use to make ornaments for their tree and/or as gifts?

Kimberly

*I received free samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

How to Make a DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater on a Budget

 

The holidays can put a strain on anyone.  With last-minute holiday shopping waiting in the wings and being embarrassed because you went way overboard when you went out for some Black Friday shopping post-Turkey, it’s perfectly natural if you don’t want to spend another $50-$75 dollars just so you can have an extra special ugly Christmas sweater this holiday season.   While dressing to impress can be important when it comes to turning everyone’s heads when you show up to your upcoming ugly Christmas sweater party, or after-hours work holiday meet-up, or family gathering, if you’re the type that would rather express their inner creativity than throw money at your holiday fashion, you’ve come to the right blog.

Creating something ugly for the holidays can indeed be a daunting task, but if you use the following tips when it comes to making your own ugly Christmas  sweater, then rest assured, you should be able to “out ugly” any of these big box and internet companies who are really killing it with their amazing ugly Christmas sweater that they’ve got for sale on the internet and in such stores like Walmart, Target, and Kohl’s.

Follow these tips below when you’re ready to start on your own DIY ugly Christmas sweater and you’ll be sure to not be left out in the holiday cold this year when it comes to dazzling your friends, family, co-workers, with an amazing ugly holiday sweater when being ugly makes you the most beautiful person in the room.

Step #1:  You need a sweater.

Check your closest, check the attic, check the basement for a comfortable, old sweater that you won’t mind-altering for your ugly holiday outfit.   It’s always best to use the most comfortable sweater you’ve got, but one that you’re comfortable with destroying, in a manner of speaking.  Maybe, it’s one that you wear when you’re cleaning, maybe it’s that old sweater you wear when you have to go outside and work in the garden in the Spring, or maybe, it’s that old sweater that once belonged to your husband, but now its yours because when you wore it to paint some of the rooms in your house, you accidentally spilled Emerald Green on it.   Don’t even worry about it, if it has an old, jagged sports team logo across the front.  If it does, use your imagination to integrate that design into the total ugly scheme of the whole project, you might even find yourself viral on social media when you post photos.

If you don’t have a sweater that you’re willing to get rid of, to destroy, to alter for the sake of ugly Christmas spirit, then the best place for you to get one, for pennies more or less, is your local thrift store.  What’s great about going to your local Goodwill is that when you walk into the store you can’t help but notice how they’ve taken the extraordinary steps to color-code every single piece of clothing (men’s and women’s) that they have for sale.  At the Goodwill you can start letting your imagination run crazy; after all, the sweater is your canvas.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a green sweater, yellow, red, orange, pink!  It’s a canvas, and the first thing that you realize when you start on your ugly Christmas sweater design journey is that certain colors while being almost violent to the eye, can be perfect fodder for your DIY ugly Christmas sweater creation.  Think: pink and brown, for example.   Certain colors do drive the mind crazy.   Have you ever seen the 1980 horror movie, The Shining?   The one with Jack Nicholson.   Do you remember that creepy carpet in the hotel that the movie is set?  Well, think about the colors.   Certain colors are unsettling, indeed.

An example of an ugly Christmas sweater. PHOTO SOURCE: UglyChristmasSweater.com.

Step 2:  Will you be featuring a design on the sweater?

The ugly Christmas sweater has been around for a very long time.   For anyone born before 1985, you might recall how your mom or your aunt or your grandma, someone that you didn’t see very often, except around the holiday season when you were kid, might often knit you a scarf or a sweater.   Boy, they were ugly, weren’t they?  When you’ve found your sweater, think about those good old days when you’re coming up with your design.  One word: felt.  Remember when you could go to Michaels or JoAnn Fabrics and get those super hideous patterns, graphics that you could sew into things?  You could get a super tacky cartoon-ish image of a reindeer or something and sew it into a holiday blanket?  For the person that wants to be super ambitious with their DIY ugly Christmas sweater using a pattern can make the project extra fun; but if your someone that’s going for the so-ugly-it-hurts look, then you might want to stick to sharp, contrasting colors with 3-D effects added for good measure.

So once you have your sweater, and your mind made up as to whether or not you’ll be integrating a pattern or sticking with ugly colors, then it’s time to expand on your concept.   And there are so many ways to do that.

Lights you can purchase from UglyChristmasSweaters.com to decorate your ugly Christmas sweater.

Of course:  Never forget about Michaels or JoAnn Fabrics.    Also, don’t be afraid to go to Big Lots, Hobby Lobby, or your local Family Dollar for penny-deals on Christmas ornaments, tinsel, wrapping part and other ephemera that you can sew onto your sweater.   Get some gaudy fabric and sew it or glue it onto the sweater.  Don’t be afraid to add text.  Don’t be afraid to make it 3-D.   If you’re someone that had to go to the thrift store to get your sweater, then hopefully, you also scoped out any second-hand Christmas ornaments that they might’ve had for sale as well.  The thrift store is a great place to find used, ugly, old tinsel, and forgotten Christmas decor that you can add on to your sweater via glue, etc.   Some of the best ugly Christmas sweaters are so over the top that they’re not only unforgettable but they also leave a person who sees them thinking: how on earth did they think of that?   Don’t limit your mind when it comes to your design. Go crazy.  If your better fashion sense, that you shouldn’t do something: do it anyway.  Don’t be afraid to wrap tinsel around the sweater.  Don’t be afraid to make your design funny, raunchy, innuendo-based.  The whole point of the Ugly Christmas sweater phenomenon is the spirit of Christmas itself; and what better time is there in the year to let your freak flag fly or your sense of humor, regardless of how appropriate or inappropriate it may be.

Too Many Ideas?  Start Here: Get a DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Starter Kit.

If you’ve got so many good ideas that you’re not sure where to start or how to start, sometimes it can be best if you just start small to see what you like, what works and doesn’t work for what you’ve got in your mind.  And the best way to do that is to just get an Ugly Christmas Sweater Design Kit like the ones available at UglyChristmasSweater.com.   Using a Design Kit is a good way to start on your journey to an ugly Christmas sweater design freedom.  Use the materials that come in the kit to start customizing your ugly holiday sweater and once you’ve used up the kit, stand back, and take a look at the sweater.  Put it on!   Look in the mirror!  Is it ugly enough, or should you continue building on top of what you’ve already done?

Remember, the sky’s the limit when it comes to creating an ugly Christmas sweater.   There’s no such thing as too ugly when it comes to joining in the fun.

Cute, interactive Christmas sweater from UglyChristmasSweater.com

About the Author: 

This is a guest post co-written by Justin Michaels from UglyChristmasSweater.com.  He loves riding mountain bikes, listening to music, and reading.  His favorite pajamas are ugly ones and you can get yourself a pair here: https://www.uglychristmassweater.com/product-category/christmas-pajama-jumpsuits/