Wednesday, December 14, 2011
In the Eye of the Beholder
There's been a lot of silly talk lately about colorful Christmas sweaters. Some call them loud. Others call them garish. Still others call them ugly. A good friend recently embellished her son's sweater to help him win an ugly sweater contest at a party. Another close friend told of a similar ugly sweater contest that was part of her service club meeting. Then, I read a newspaper article about colorful, loud holiday sweaters illustrated with loads of color photos to make their point. Admittedly, I'm out of touch with the fashion scene so I maybe don't deserve to comment but I actually like those sweaters and fleece tops festooned with snowmen, trees, French horns, geese, Christmas ornaments, jingle bells and the like. They seem to put the "merry" in "Merry Christmas," a perky touch to put a smile on your face during a dark time of the year. Come to find out, according to the newspaper article, seasonal sweaters are now in vogue -- the louder, the better. And "hip" people are proudly sporting them. Perhaps I'm not as fashion-challenged as I thought.