Tacky Sweaters and Christmas (what does this mean?)

What’s with the “tacky sweater” thing? The year I turned fourteen on Christmas my gift was a “bulky knit” red sweater and I thought it was divine. In the eighties the sweaters had giant shoulder pads in them, I was never a fan of those and would take them out, but that made the shoulders droop because of the extra material put in to hold up the shoulder pads. I felt like it made me look like a linesman for the Green Bay Packers, not my favorite look! My son came in tonight and had bought a tacky sweater to wear to a business party, with a dress shirt and a tie! Wow, what has the world of fashion come to? I’m thinking that on the night Jesus was born in Bethlehem the Angels probably didn’t have shoulder pads in their celestial robes in front of their wings, and also pretty certain that they weren’t wearing tacky sweaters.

Luke 2: 8-14 There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.” At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises: Glory to God in the heavenly heights, Peace to all men and women on earth who please him.

No hidden meaning or wise words here, just wanting to say that while we are having fun and enjoying the Christmas Holidays let us remember that Jesus is the Reason for the Season, and if you need a place and a reason to wear a tacky sweater, come to our Christmas concert on the 17th, I would love to see you there!

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Tacky Sweaters and Christmas (what does this mean?)

  1. Vicki Melton says:

    My sweater wreaks tackiness. Haven’t worn it in years. I will be al lit up that evening.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s