Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Our little Christmas Jungle Cruise on Lake Union had one more event -- an Ugly Sweater Contest!  The best part of the contest was everyone explaining the trials and tribulations they went through to get their sweaters. (Above, Erik shows off his screen-printed Walmart "ugly sweater" t-shirt.)

When these were taken, it was dark outside with just one small light in the boat.  I had a hard time getting the camera to focus.  I promise the photographer was not drunk.  Hehe.  

We awarded two winners!  (Good thing we had two prizes!)  The award for "Bravest Contestant with Craziest Story for Sweater Procurement" goes to ALEX!!!

Alex found some lady on Craigslist who was selling old sweaters.  He actually went over to her house and dug through her basement to find this winner!  It's a retelling of the Nativity.  Oooooh! 

Apparently, this lady had a basement of ugly sweaters, and most them had tags that read, "Made Exclusively for the Home Shopping Network."  No wonder we couldn't find them for sale anywhere!!!  They're all from Home Shopping Network! 

Our second award was for "Most Creative Display of Festivity" and it went to JASON!!!

When he couldn't find an ugly sweater for sale, HE MADE ONE!!

This gorgeous wool number is from the Goodwill.  The appliqued Santa was procured separately, as were the festive jingle bells.  Both were later fastened to the front of the sweater.  (Not only is he creative, he's crafty!)  

Everyone really went all out to try to participate.  It was so fun hearing all of their stories and tales of woe.  Who knew procuring Ugly Sweaters would cause so many battle scars?

It was a great ending to our fun little Christmas Cruise.  I think everyone had a great time.  I know I did!  I can't remember the last time I laughed so much.  

Merry Christmas!



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