Tipsy Elves Puts 'Ugly Christmas Sweater' on Top of Santa's Wish List

Nov 14, 2011, 06:00 ET from Tipsy Elves

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With a name like Tipsy Elves, it comes as no surprise that the company offers sweaters featuring a headless Frosty the Snowman, a bucktoothed Rudolph and reindeer in sexual positions.  The slogan of Tipsy Elves, "Not your momma's Christmas sweater," is indicative of the company's funny line of ugly Christmas sweaters and accessories.

Christmas sweaters first made waves in the 1980s when dozens of companies manufactured sweaters featuring reindeer, snowflakes, and images of Santa.  The Christmas sweater trend is now bigger than ever with the advent of the ugly Christmas sweater party, where revelers are expected to wear the most outlandish Christmas sweaters they can find.  Every year, thousands of guests attend parties, dinners and even corporate events dedicated to ugly Christmas sweaters.

Evan Mendelsohn and Nicklaus Morton, Tipsy Elves founders and college friends, started the San Diego based company earlier this year after having trouble finding Christmas sweaters during the holidays.  "When we got tired of scouring thrift stores and eBay for used Christmas sweaters that didn't fit and weren't funny, we decided to sell our own," Mendelsohn stated.  The company now offers twelve unique Christmas sweater designs with sizes for both women and men.  It also sells a variety of goofy accessories, including must-have items like a Santa fanny pack, reindeer hat and Christmas tree sunglasses.  

The sweater designs, which are exclusive to Tipsy Elves, are divided between the "Nice" line and the "Naughty" line.  The Nice line features the popular Santa and elf sweater as well as a Hanukkah sweater with dancing dradles, among others.  The Naughty line features adult-oriented designs, including Reindeer engaging in seasonal mating rituals and snowmen with carrots in all the wrong places (big hint).  

Tipsy Elves will also outfit needy children this year with its generous donation campaign called Sweaters 4 Sweaters.  Tipsy Elves vows to use proceeds from each sweater purchase to donate sweaters to children in need.  Tipsy Elves is looking for organizations to partner with on this initiative and is asking that interested organizations contact the company.

Tipsy Elves is a creative company with funny designs and an admirable donation campaign.  They will definitely be a company to look out for this holiday season.    

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