Christmas has once again rolled down one of its most memorable year which was only this 2014. This ‘most’ memorable year has also become one of the ugliest Christmas of all time. This doesn’t mean negatively, as the ugliness are caused by the Ugly Christmas Sweaters brought by various sellers like UglyChristmasSweaters.com, Tipsy Elves, Festified and a whole lot more. This trend involves sweaters that are intended to look bad and ‘over-designed’. The last season turned out to be just like how the sellers have wished it to be.
Even before December last year, the companies have already foreseen how the Christmas would turn out to be. They have already put down their guesses or targets as to how much they would earn. The famous UglyChristmasSweaters.com predicted that a total of 30,000 sales of their ugly sweaters would come to them. The Tipsy Elves on the other hand, targeted to surpass their $3 Million Sale Record for 2013. The Festified.com also claimed that they may be looking at thousands of sales to be made.
Those were only predictions they have made and judging by how Christmas ended last year, I believe that they managed to grab their goals, if not surpassed them. They also stated some of their thoughts about their products in some interviews they had.
CEO of Tipsy Elves, Evan Mendelsohn, stated that there are some standards which UCS should follow and that if you want to have an uglier UCS, then embellishments like bells and many more will surely do the trick.
Festified, on the other hand, said that the UCS craze is just like other movements from Hipsters where the flow started at being ‘ugly’ yet unique. The uniqueness turned to coolness that later become mainstream. He also added that it was already famous on other places, but it only got its worldwide appeal on 2013.
UglyChristmasSweaters.com commented that some of the sweaters are a little too much. Some have bad words while some makes fun of Jesus, Santa and even the reindeers. He also stated that it is still not the peak of the Ugly Christmas Sweaters and we would definitely see more of it.