Christmas sweater for iPhone launched by InspireMyCase
From jolly looking polar bears to Santa riding on his sleigh, InspireMyCase has launched a range of iPhone cases plastered with scenes inspired by tacky Christmas sweaters.
InspireMyCase is promoting four different designs this holiday season “to enable people to add a little bit of personality, fun or style to their cases”.
Until December 19 the company is running a Facebook competition, giving four people the chance to win an “ugliest ever” sweater along with the matching phone accessory.
Each of the four designs is priced at $34.95.
The Penguins case features a penguin and snowman wrapped up in hats and scarves, Funky Bears shows two polar bears playing in the snow, The Village depicts a snow-covered scene and Santa Is Coming shows Santa Claus waving an American flag.
Hideous holiday sweaters have become a major trend over the past several decades.
According to the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book: The Definitive Guide to Getting Your Ugly On, there was a surge in ugly sweater parties around 2001.
Bill Cosby as Cliff Huxtable on his eponymous ‘80s sitcom, and Chevy Chase in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, are said to have inspired the trend.
While Colin Firth’s reindeer turtleneck in Bridget Jones’ Diary, helped put cringe-inducing knitwear back on the radar.
A new book titled Rock Your Ugly Christmas Sweater, documents the history of the seasonal knit.
Andrew Simpson, the co-founder of InspireMyCase, who is based in Sydney, Australia, says that now is the perfect time to “Get your ugly on!”.