Holiday Sweaters are also referred to as Ugly Christmas Sweaters and Tacky Sweaters. Whatever phrase you choose to call them, a holiday sweater should always be fun!
When we started making holiday sweaters here at Roody Originals, we made sure to make some truly original and over the top festive pieces. Our first retail collection (for our retail store Christmas Jumper King) included christmas sweaters with lights and a flashing nose back in 2009. Our best seller by a mile was our festive reindeer on a red sweater with a flashing nose. The reason this one in particular was so popular was because it had a novelty aspect (the flashing nose) which made it stand out and was a talking point. It was a great choice for people buying colleagues and bosses gifts as it was great fun for Holiday Parties! We then moved on to incorporate fairy lights in our designs which proved to be a wise choice judging by the demand for them!
The most important thing to do when it comes to holiday sweaters is to lead the way. So when everyone else started making sweaters with lights, we moved on to 3D sweater at a time when they weren't available. The thing to keep in mind with holiday sweaters is that they should be fun! And our Chilly Willy snowman certainly was plenty of fun! This holiday sweater was another hit with customers!
Our latest retail one is the talking I'm With Jesus. This one is truly special. Not only did we design and make the sweater, we also designed and made the Jesus toy which playfully sits on the shoulder and talks! This is our favourite ones by far!
This article was co-authored by Ross Culliton. Ross is the founder of Roody Originals, creators of original custom sweaters for brands