We love Christmas at Trillium, from the first candles in the windows and wreaths on the door, down to the last glass of eggnog. Most of all, we love how this time of year brings out the best in people – the incredible urge to give to those in need. Funny how this time of year also brings out the worst – in sweaters! So in honor of our new favorite holiday tradition, we are proud to participate in National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day! This year it falls on December 18, and many businesses have begun to create an opportunity to give to their favorite charities while taking advantage of a lighthearted new way to make the holidays even more fun.

My Mom might love Christmas even more than I do, and she LOVES her sweaters, and loves to share them with me. Unfortunately, for the past few years I’ve felt terribly guilty about not wanting to wear them and hurt her feelings. Thank goodness for Ugly Christmas sweater day! This year our charity is Vermont Foodbank – a worth cause any time of year, but especially during the holiday season. Won’t you join us? For every picture you share on our Facebook page of an ugly Christmas Sweater (your own, not Googled images, please!) we’ll donate a dollar to the Vermont Foodbank.

Oh yes, here’s my contribution to the cause:

Learn more at: www.nationaluglychristmassweaterday.org.