The Ugliest Side of Christmas!

Raise your hand if you’ve ever attended or, heck, been invited to an Ugly Sweater Party. Well we decided to invite you to help with ours! We’re running a little competition at Linn Area Credit Union. We challenged our employees to wear their ugliest sweaters and it’s up to YOU to help us determine a winner!

Enough, chitter-chatter. It’s time to blind you with our ugly sweaters – just be sure to read how to vote at the end of this post! Here are our 13 entries in alphabetical order:


 Oh my, doesn’t Aaron look dashing in his neat paisley collared shirt paired with a lovely striped sweater vest? Ahh, and some fetching plaid pants to round out the outfit. A festive ensemble, indeed!


We have one sassy little Santa on hand with Alice! Love all the different Christmas-y scenes. This sweater might be busier than Santa himself!


A poncho is right for almost any holiday, especially Christmas! Just ask Beth. Cold outside? No worries, just pop on the snowman cap to keep toasty warm! Take that, Frosty.


Haley is really feeling the Christmas spirit in this picture! Just look at that lovely green sweatshirt, smartly bedazzled. Talk about bringing in the noise and bringing in the funk!


Awww, here’s Jess looking so sweet and innocent in her fuzzy green, mittened sweater! This was actually re-gifted to her by her son. Truly the gift that keeps on giving… and giving… and giving…


You better watch out; you better not shout. Ms. Lori will know if you’ve been naughty or nice! What a festive sweater. And that skirt? Well, that dazzling skirt actually depicts an entire scene of Santa delivering presents! Ho ho ho!


They say Mallory’s heart grew three sizes the day she wore this sweater! Mallory dons this handcrafted gem which is a close replica of the one the Grinch wore in his classic tale. And move over Max! Frank sure knows how to rock a pair of antlers.


Taaa-dahhh! Here’s Marcia’s Christmas sweater! The 3D velvety bows adorning the two trees really make this sweater a classic.


Marie’s sweater is all about the details. Whoever created this treasure had access to a lot of random things. Let’s see… I spy jingle bells, tinsel, buttons, fake flowers, sequins galore and some furry stuff. Did I leave anything out?


Meeeeee-ow! No idea how Matt got talked into this one, but here he is in a shirt that hardly needs an introduction. This one is sure to be a head turner at any gathering!


Lights… Camera… PATRICIA! Lights on or off, this sweater is chock-full of Christmas cheer. Wowers!


Nothing like some sparkly puffy paint to spruce up any ol’ sweatshirt! Here’s Tracy showing us how it’s done! We puffy heart you, Tracy!


MERRY X-MAS is right, Val! Pow, Christmas over here. Pow, Christmas over there. BAM! Christmas everywhere! Val’s sweater is truly a Christmas miracle!

How to Vote!

We’ve blinded you with our Christmas spirit, now it’s time to vote for the sweater that you think should take the cake! There are 3 ways to vote (you can vote one time per social media outlet):

  1. Right here on the Bloggity Blog by leaving a comment below with the name of the person you are voting for and WHY you like (or dislike) their sweater the most.
  2. On our Facebook page by leaving a comment under the picture of the person you are voting for and telling us WHY their sweater is the ugliest. (Click here!)
  3. Tweet @LinnAreaCU with the name of the person you are voting for and WHY they deserve to win. (Click here!)

If you don’t give us a reason, the vote doesn’t count! Also, we reserve the right to discount votes from duplicate IP addresses. So no cheating, k?!?!

Voting ends at 10:00 pm on Wednesday, December 21st!

Now go get your vote on!