Enter the ugly Christmas sweater.
You heard me. An ugly Christmas sweater is a great way to add some eco-friendliness, humor, and faux-style to your holidays. If you find yourself in need of inspiration for an ugly Christmas sweater, look no further than the new book, Rock Your Ugly Christmas Sweater.
I asked him why such an esteemed and award-winning environmental journalist would write such a book, and he said,
“One of the great things about ugly Christmas sweaters is that they are inherently green. They can involve all 3 Rs: reduce (wear old sweaters instead of buying new stuff), reuse (wear them year after year), and recycle (many are upcycled from old generic sweaters). Ugly Christmas sweaters are green without any extra effort. They are truly transgenerational, and bring families and friends together for holiday cheer. “
So if figuring out whether a fake or real Christmas tree is more eco-friendly, deciding on healthy holiday recipes, or unearthing recycled Christmas gifts from the depths of the interwebs is a bit too daunting a task, simply pick up a copy of Rock Your Ugly Christmas Sweater and get greener and chic-geek at the same time.
For more ugly Christmas sweater ideas, check out My Ugly Christmas Sweater. If you already have (or decide to create) an ugly Christmas sweater, please share a picture of yourself rocking it out in the comments (did you know you can easily upload pics to your comments on our posts?) and/or on our Facebook page.
Christmas may not be your birthday, but it is the season of ugly — but awesome — sweaters.