Whacky Kids And Their Christmas Presents

Posted by Dani on January 13, 2014

Crazy Christmas sweater
This is what happens when you have a teenager with a sense of humour.

I’m having a little Christmas 2013 flashback today as I pack up a few things. Here’s one of the things that we found tucked under the tree this year:

Crazy Christmas sweater

It’s part of our household tradition of giving something handmade. This started years ago when I wanted to simplify a little and cut back on some of our purchases. I thought making things would be fun, and the girls bought into the idea whole-heartedly. It didn’t quite work out as planned, and it seems we still buy just as many gifts as before. Definitely not simpler, but it has been a lot of fun over the years. And the home-made gifts are the ones we tend to get most excited about.

This year, I took on the huge project of knitting Olivia a blanket made entirely of LOVE. And sweat and tears. With some wool thrown in. For Isabel, I turned a funky mirror into a chalkboard for her room. I actually wrapped that one up even thought it was incomplete due to some ice-storm related setbacks – more on that project in another post. Isabel made me some ornaments, and the hubby got in on the action by making some bacon chocolate bark.

Our smart aleck oldest girl gave us these. A family set of the most obnoxious Christmas sweaters ever. They actually LIGHT UP. We look like we belong on the cover of some really bad holiday movie DVD.

This one is mine:

Crazy Christmas sweater

The green “JOY” one is my husband’s. He WORE it. He is a 6’4” man. You can imagine what he looked like.

Wonder what’s showing up under the tree next year. My money’s on something like this:

leg lamp from A Christmas Story


16 Responses to “Whacky Kids And Their Christmas Presents”

  1. These sweaters are a riot and I can just imagine the time and effort your daughter put into them, not too mention the love. While they may not make a runway show, they are pretty special..


  2. Jenn says:

    LOL!! What a great tradition!! I love it!! And just think your girls have sweaters for ugly Christmas sweater contest!! LOL!! I actually love them though!

  3. That sweater is hilarious, you should have posted a photo of your husband wearing it.

  4. Jenna Em says:

    Wow, that light-up Christmas sweater is something else! I’m sure it gave you a good chuckle!

  5. Maya Fitz says:

    Honestly…AMAZING! I love this. The sweaters are awesome. Truly. People will pay lots of $ for those. I think like hand-made gift idea. I wish I was crafty enough to do something like that. Plus in a house full of boys, they would never go for it. But I LOVE IT!!

  6. Christine says:

    HA! I LOVE it!!! Those are awesome! My British friends have an Ugly Sweater tradition at Christmas, and I always thought it looked fun!

  7. Shauna says:

    Too cute and funny!

  8. Middle child would like us all to have the ‘ugly’ Christmas sweater for next year. Not necessarily homemade, just something we can all wear when we spend Christmas eve together.

  9. That is wonderful! I like your family’s sense of humour. 🙂

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