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Design your own ugly Christmas sweater this year

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Tired of showing up to the "Ugly Christmas Sweater" party in the same horrible dancing-reindeer sweater as Sheila down the street (who thinks she's so perfect. Seriously, Sheila, who do you think you are?).

Well UglyChristmasSweaters.com has you covered because now, thanks to a small-business innovative mindset, several months worth of app building, and a year's worth of work preparing the manufacturing side, customers can design their own.

A visitor to the site simply chooses from the app's color template and traditional holiday design options (snowflakes, candy canes, etc.) and then has the option of uploading an image for the sweater or a small amount of text. Manufacturers in China then hand knit a unique ugly Christmas sweater for about $100.

Admittedly the cost is a bit high (although it does drop to $30 with orders of 250 or more), but the company is banking on people paying that much to stand out in what's becoming as much a Christmas tradition as egg nog and the movie "Elf."

Fred Hajjar, a co-founder of UglyChristmasSweater.com, said the new app allows the small online company to compete with mass retailers like Wal-Mart and Sears and the idea is proving popular. Uber, Lyft, Spotify and Ellen DeGeneres' show have all already placed orders for custom sweaters. The company plans on expanding the creative options next year with glitter and ornaments, etc.

And of course, President-elect Trump will be represented. Those designs will reportedly be available Dec. 5.

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