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Load up on ugly Christmas sweaters at Goodwill

There’s nothing like an ugly Christmas sweater to show off your flair for fun and make you forgo your fashion sense.

Adorned with lavish landscapes, rosy-cheeked Santas and reindeer, glistening snowmen, decorated Christmas trees, smiling gingerbread, poinsettias and presents and topped with tinsel, bows, jingle bells and pom-poms, these tacky ugly Christmas sweaters are garish, no doubt, but they most definitely are hip and cool.

They also have become an annual tradition and a challenge — a challenge to outdo family and friends and even top the one you wore the previous season. They even have their own designated day — National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, which is Dec. 21 this year. Celebrate this day by making sure you are rocking the worst — or is it the best, really? — that fashion has to offer.

That’s where we come in.

Goodwill is in the business of used ugly Christmas sweaters, and each store has its own unique collection of ones to pick from, with prices starting at $14.99. Holiday sweatshirts start at $5.99. While some companies have jumped on this kitschy bandwagon and now make it their business to produce new tacky numbers, at Goodwill you will find secondhand gems the way your Aunt Gladys intended that also are better for the environment. (According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the most effective way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place.)

If you prefer to pick one out and embellish it even more, check out our Christmas sweaters board on Pinterest at pinterest.com/goodwillncw.

Go ahead and choose the wildest one. But don’t just show it off at your office party or family gathering. Share it with us, too! Find us on Facebook at Goodwill NCW and Instagram @GoodwillNCW.

About Goodwill: Goodwill NCW is a not-for-profit human services organization that in 2017 helped improve the lives of more than 70,000 people across 35 counties in north central Wisconsin. Goodwill NCW is one of four companies in the nation to be honored with a Platinum Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Council of America, which recognizes our commitment to wellness in the workplace. The organization includes 27 retail stores and training centers in communities from Manitowoc to La Crosse, 24 human services programs, a unique shopping experience at its Appleton outlet store, plus online shopping at www.reStitch.com, a women’s apparel website, and www.shopgoodwill.com. It offers four Donation Express sites and 10 convenient donation bins throughout the Fox Cities. Goodwill NCW is a Platinum Level member of GuideStar.org, the world’s largest source of nonprofit organization information. Visit www.goodwillncw.org.

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