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A Six Second Tour of or Warehouse December 05 2013

Over 8,000 Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Here's a quick peak inside the walls of our somewhat organized "warehouse" - we call it a warehouse or shop or shoppe when we're feeling fancy, but really its just an open space filled with racks and racks and racks that hold all of our vintage, tacky, 80's sometimes 90's and even worse sometimes 70's style Ugly Christmas Sweaters.

Buy Vintage Cheap Christmas Sweaters 

 

Cheers!


Things Got Ugly on Fox & Friends June 03 2013

 

Well, it's officially become another holiday tradition, as "Team Ugly", Adam, Kevin and myself made our fourth consecutive appearance on Fox & Friends this weekend, but with a twist - things got ugly LIVE in their New York studios! This was our first time visiting their NYC studios, as we have traditionally just done a satellite feed from Chicago, so it was up close, in person and even more UGLY!

There's nothing more exciting this time of year than to see hundreds of thousands of people from all over the globe come to view the Christmas decorations and lights in New York City!  The highlight was seeing the Christmas tree lit up at 30 Rockefeller Plaza - simply amazing! Certainly motivated us to make this season of ugly Christmas sweaters the best yet!

If you missed our segment, be sure to check out the replay below, as we were honored to help kick off the StandUp2Cancer (SU2C) new campaign called "Hey Cancer It's Gonna Get Ugly!" - Not only are we excited to announce and promote the campaign, but we've also decided to participate and set the goal to raise $10,000 this December! 

You can learn more and participate in our fundraising drive, by visiting our dedicated page and join "Team Ugly" 


2012 Recap & 4th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party December 30 2012


Our 4th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party was a huge success and a great way to end the 2012 season!  We had such a great turnout - the bar was packed, the bowling lanes were full as hundreds of our friends, family and complete strangers gathered wearing their ugliest and tackiest Christmas sweaters to have a great time and raise money for StandUp2Cancer.  We're proud to say that with the help of over 20 local businesses and all those in attendance, we generated over $800 worth of raffle prizes and over $500 in cash donations!

Thank you so much to all of our customers and business partners that helped make 2012 another record year!  Without you all, we'd just be three guys in a warehouse filled with wool, cotton and synthetic blend materials - THANK YOU!

We wish you all the best in 2013! 

Cheers, 

Team Ugly - Adam, Brian & Kevin


We really appreciate the help from our friends and local Crown Point, Indiana businesses that generously provided gifts towards our fundraiser - Thank you very much!

Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant - www.abuelos.com 

Bar Louie - www.barlouieamerica.com/

Beggars Pizza - www.beggarspizza.com/crown-point

Bronko's - www.bronkosrestaurant.com

Buddy & Pals Place - www.buddyandpals.com

Buffalo Wild Wings - www.buffalowildwings.com

Carriage Court Pizza - www.carriagecourtpizza.com

Crown Brewing - www.crownbrewing.com

Crown Town Grill - www.thecrowntowngrill.com

Dunkin Donuts - www.dunkindonuts.com

Fahrenheit Two-Twelve - www.fht212.com

Fricke's Bar - Fricke's

Gelsosomo's Pizza - www.gelpizza.com

Hooters - www.hooters.com

Langel's Pizza - www.langelspizza.com

Lucrezia Italian Restaurant - www.lucreziacafe.com

Main Street Cafe - Main Street Cafe

Pappa's - Pappa's

Schoop's Hamburgers - www.schoophamburgers.com

Station 21 - www.station-21.com

Subway - www.subway.com

What's the Scoop - What's the Scoop

 


4th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party December 19 2012

 

We couldn't think of anything better to do on the day the world is supposedly going to end, than to host our 4th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party!

Every year this gets bigger and better and 2012 should be OVER THE TOP!

If you're in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana area, Adam, Kevin and Brian -aka Team Ugly- would love for you to join in on the fun.  Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater and help raise money for some very worthy causes! 

We look forward to seeing you there! Click on the image for details and an invite!




How To: Build the Perfect Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Photo Booth December 10 2012

 

Hi! I am Rachel, a huge fan of ugly sweaters and parties, and I am excited to be a guest blogger today for Team Ugly! 

This is me, wearing my sweater from Ugly Christmas Sweater Party + showing off my autographed copy of their book. Yup, huge fan!


My husband Troy and I just hosted our 2nd annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party last weekend, and I am here to share how I made this DIY photo booth. It was the perfect addition to our party this year!


Supplies:
  • Friend(s) with cool tools: Jigsaw, Electric Screwdriver, Staple Gun, Screws
  • Large piece of plywood
  • Two (2) large picture frames
  • Wrapping paper
  • Wood glue
  • Adhesive glue
  • Mod podge (opt)
  • Random holiday decorations

1. Start with your large piece of plywood. Mine is about 6 feet by 4 feet. Cut 2 skinny pieces of wood down to 6 feet, and screwed into the long edges of the plywood for support.



2. Next, we positioned the frames on the wood and traced the inside edge with a pencil. Then we cut along the pencil marks with a jigsaw. That was the hardest part, and the part where we were laughing the most. I had a 16x20 and an 11x14 frame on hand. The 11x14 was a bit snug for taking pictures, but it was free so we made it work.

3. After our frame openings worked with our frames, we were ready to cover the wood with wrapping paper. I would totally recommend using the cellophane type that doesn't rip easily. But all I had was the paper kind, so that's what we used. We used spray adhesive to adhere it to the wood.



4. Once our paper was on, we cut an X shape where the frames go, and folded and taped the excess paper to the back.



5. Then it was time to attach the frames. We glued them into place with wood glue, on the front. Once that was dry, we flipped the plywood over, and screwed the frames in.



6. After all of that, I applied a layer of mod podge to coat the wrapping paper. I'd like to use this again next year, so hopefully that will help preserve it.



7. For the decorations, I stapled a garland around the top edge. Then I added a string of colored lights (because colored lights are the bomb). I had some yarn wrapped ornaments, knit covered ornaments, and felted wool ornaments, that I added to the garland, with twisty ties. Below, I taped some tinsel and stapled my knitted stockings!



Ta da! You are ready for your Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! Our friends used their smartphones to take pictures, and I also had my camera near by for anyone who wanted to use it. 



Come check out my other Ugly Christmas Sweater Party details... from my hot glue snowflakes, to my pom pom trees, to my ugly sweater wood blocks. You can also find my 2012 recap, and 2011 recap for lots more ideas!

  

I have an Ugly Sweater Pinterest Board, and would love to connect with you around the web! Find me here...





Good Morning America! (GMA) Ugly Christmas Sweater Fashion Show December 08 2012

 

So I never thought I'd see the day when George Stephanopoulos and Sam Champion would be standing there in Times Square, live on national television wearing very festive and extremely ugly Christmas sweater, but wouldn't ya know it - there they were with the rest of the GMA crew this week as they held a live fashion show - err - ugly/fashion show, if that makes sense! 

Anyhow, it was a good laugh to see the team not take themselves too seriously, in fact - a few really take their Ugly Christmas Sweater style VERY serious. We were lucky enough for Good Morning America and their guest reporter and contributing Style Editor at Lucky Magazine, Lori Bergamotto, to mention and show a few images of our book, "The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book: The Definitive Guide to Getting Your Ugly On" 

So much fun this time of year to see EVERYONE get into the festive mood!

Cheers & Enjoy the Segment "Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties Phenomenon Sweeps GMA"

To learn more, visit ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/ugly-christmas-sweater-parties-phenomenon-sweeps-us-gma-17893127

Follow Good Morning America on Twitter at

www.twitter.com/GMA

Lori Bergamotto www.twitter.com/loribergamotto

George Stephanopoulos www.twitter.com/GStephanopoulos

Sam Champion https://twitter.com/SamChampion


Hey Cancer! It's Going to Get Ugly December 01 2012

This December, Team Ugly is honored to be ambassadors to the new Stand Up 2 Cancer campaign called "Hey Cancer! It's Going to Get Ugly!" The campaign runs from today, December 1, 2012 through December 31 and encourages folks to don their ugliest and tackiest holiday gear to help raise funds for innovative cancer research. 
 
Adam, Brian and Kevin - the Founders and Co-Owners of www.UglyChristmasSweaterParty.com would like to invite each of you to join our team as we reach to raise $10,000 this holiday season! 

Visit our dedicated fundraising page by clicking on the StandUp2Cancer logo and join us! Make a pledge today to either wear an ugly sweater or host an ugly Christmas sweater party. 

To date, over $120 Million worth of grant commitments have been made. The organization strives to fund innovative research and bring together innovative researchers to save lives. 

Every day, cancer kills 1,600 Americans 
1 in 2 Men and 1 in 3 Women will get some type of cancer in their lives 

 Please Join Us Today! 




(www.SU2C.com/ugly) We will keep everyone posted on our progress over at Facebook.com/UglyChristmasSweater
Be sure to use the hash tag #uglysweater on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 


Holiday Shipping - Important Dates and Cutoff Times November 14 2012

We found this great holiday shipping calendar for 2012 with important cutoff times and details.

Looking to find out when the latest date possible is to ship out presents that will arrive in time for Christmas? Look no further, your answers are all right here in this handy-dandy calendar!

By the way, UglyChristmasSweaterParty.com ships everything via USPS Priority Mail, so the cutoff will be Friday, December 21 to arrive by Christmas or USPS Express Shipping, which will need to be shipped by Saturday, December 22 to arrive by Christmas - Tuesday, December 25, 2012.

Enjoy & Share - Cheers!

2012 Holiday Shipping Cutoff Dates and Times