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Celebrate National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day with these inspirational photos

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 16 this year.

There is never a wrong time to wear an ugly sweater during the Christmas season, but one day a year is set aside to celebrate the tradition.

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day started in 2011, according to NationalDayCalendar.com, and is marked on the third Friday of every December.

A few years later, in 2014, it become more than a fun event, and through the Save the Children “Make the World Better with a Sweater” campaign encouraged online donations.

Check out the gallery above to help inspire you to find the best ugly Christmas sweater out there, or follow these tips from NationalDayCalendar.com:

  • Animal or cartoon characters with a holiday theme are a great starting place. Think reindeer, snowmen, mice, kittens or elves.
  • Select ridiculous colors. The more they clash, the better.
  • Embellish. Scratch that. Over-embellish! Pom-poms, bells, felt, tinsle or any other glittery, jingly items laying around the house.
  • Add a collar, dickey or ruffle.
  • Electrify it! Put Rudolph to shame and go to the head of the team with bright, flashing lights!
  • Give it some 80s flair with shoulder pads.
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