Worship with NJICM on Sunday, December 20th as we lead into the Christmas week. Show your Christmas spirit by wearing an "ugly" or creative Christmas sweater to 11:00 a.m. service. Our Youth Of Destiny will award prizes to a few young people and adults with the most ugly or creative sweater!
New Jerusalem International Christian Ministries
701 Johnston Willis Drive
North Chesterfield, Virginia 23236
Are you wondering how the whole ugly Christmas sweater party trend began? Christmas sweaters have been around since the way-back days after WWII, when knitters first put moose and snowflakes into their patterned sweaters. The nordic sweaters of the 40's and 50s were awesome to see and functional to wear. They were usually wool and had patterns on the back, front, and arms.
The fashion industry put holiday sweaters on the map in the 80s, when colorful sweaters were hot on the runway, and padded shoulders were standard fare. Ah, to be a designer in the 80s! There was no such thing as too many colors or too many patterns on one sweater. There was no shortage of these over the top knits during the 1980, and moms and grandmas all over the USA wore them with pride.
The glam sweaters were out of style for about 20 years when, in 2002, some college kids decided to wear their mom's sweaters to a themed house party in Vancouver, Canada called an 'Ugly Christmas Sweater Party'. Their party was a success, and it became a popular event.
Source: My Ugly Christmas Sweater.com