Happiness is a Warm Puppy (Sweater)

his Snoopy Christmas sweater is my first Christmas sweater ever. When I saw this bad boy at the CHKD thrift store, I knew it was calling to me. This acrylic beauty was made in the 80’s, when sizes were extra-large and copyrighted characters were king. I had never owned a Christmas sweater before then (even though I was 25), so this one is pretty special.

This picture was taken at our Bible Study’s Christmas party tonight, and I felt silly posing for it by myself. However, I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to leave the house before we leave for Christmas vacation. Therefore, I suffered the humiliation of looking vain in front of my companions for you, the fans, so that you might enjoy a variety of backgrounds in my humble photos.

Actually, I’m very blessed to be a part of a Bible Study group full of generous and loving people, so it was not too bad. The humiliation was all in my mind. In reality, everyone was focused on giving gifts to an amazing couple who are about to foster a child for the first time and not the girl in the corner humming “Linus and Lucy” by Vince Guaraldi.

Tomorrow, a friend of mine is going to borrow this sweater for a party. While I will miss Snoopy, there’s no better way to spread the love than to share a Christmas sweater. So dig through your grandma’s closet and join me tomorrow for Day 3 of The 12 Days of Christmas Sweaters.

The 12 Days of Christmas Sweaters


Today I really didn’t feel like getting into my planned theme. This morning we returned the keys to our beach house rental and thus ended my glorious, week-long, 30th birthday-themed celebration. While it was time to go home, it was also hard to give up a theme revolved around me. However, life goes on, and life cannot always be themed around oneself. I had to press onward because today is a very special day for a Life in Theme. Today is the first day of The 12 Days of Christmas Sweaters.

Last year, I received many grievous complaints because I forewent The 12 Days of Christmas Sweaters. I had no idea that my themed apparel meant so much to so many. Although I was worried that the milestone of my 30th birthday may have marked the end of the acceptability of ironic sweater wearing, I have decided that I must give the people what they want. I do it for the fans!


Please stay tuned for more Christmas sweaters and more ways to live your life in theme!