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Happy (Ugly) Holidays From The Geeks!

(Me me me meeeee! Is this thing on? Okay. Ahem.)

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Deck the halls with fashion faux pas
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‘Tis the season to wear whatever we want-za!
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Don we now our ugly sweaters
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And you could be our lucky winner
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Things are about to get ugly this holiday season.

And we’re here for it.

You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.

Edith Head, famous costume designer

One of the greatest traditions to come about in the last century is the advent of the ugly holiday sweater. 

Its progression from innocent fun to obnoxiousness incarnate makes the holiday sweater a fascinating study of the human psyche.

Or our total disregard for what’s fashionable.

Or both.

Whether you’re a Rudolph-and-Frosty purist or a challenger of social conventions, our new ugly holiday sweater web app is for you. 

How it works:

  1. You see that big, orange button below? Click it and you’ll be taken to a closet that even Carrie Bradshaw couldn’t have imagined. (Well, she wouldn’t want to, but that’s totally her loss.)
  2. In this closet, you’ll be able to make the ugly holiday sweater of your dreams! And believe us when we say: the uglier, the better. 
    • Unicorns? Check. 
    • Little green men? Check. 
    • Fire-breathing dragons? Check and check!
  3. At the bottom of the page, you’ll see drawers full of bizarre and wonderful accessories you can use to design the ultimate ugly holiday sweater.
  4. Click on each drawer and select as many accessories as your little, ugly-sweater-covered heart desires. These items will be added to your canvas.
  5. Once you have all your accessories, you can drag and drop them exactly where you want them to be on your sweater.
  6. And if you want to start over? You can! Simply click the “reset” button and your sweater will be back to basics.
  7. Bonus: Want some ugly-sweater-designing tunes? Click the speaker icon.
  8. And if you’ve got questions along the way, head on over to the question-mark icon.

When you’re ready to walk down the digital runway, you can download your ugly holiday sweater and share it with the world. (“Oooh! Oooh! Who are you wearing?!”)

Ugly is the new green.

And by “green,” we mean cha-ching!)

As famous costume designer Edith Head once said: “You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” And what you want is our first-place prize. 

Think your ugly sweater is #winning? Then share it with us and you could be crowned the don-er of the ugliest of sweaters. (More details inside.)

🎉 Update: Congrats to our Giveaway winner, Deborah S.! Check out the winning entry, and then head on over to our app to make a sweater-y creation of your own.

👀 Want to see all the fun, wintery entries? You can! Check out our Facebook album!

So, what are you waiting for?

Let’s make an ugly holiday sweater together!