Law Office of Kevin Jensen - December 2018

Ugly Sweater Parties A Fun Trend You Can Easily Follow!

It’s speculated that the first ugly sweater party took place in Vancouver, Canada, back in 2001. Since then, the trend has become one of the most popular holiday party themes. Come Thanksgiving, you’ll start to see racks in all types of clothing stores lined with hideous sweaters. If you’re ready to jump on the ugly-sweater-party bandwagon this Christmas season, here are a few things to keep in mind. Your Very Own Ugly Sweater

However, if you have a sweater that’s been cozied up for years in the back of your closet or a drawer, now’s your chance to give it new life. Arm yourself with a hot glue gun, thread, and needle, and patch Santa, Rudolph, or Frosty on it. And let it be known that an ugly sweater isn’t complete without sparkles, beads, and sequins galore. What Exactly Is an Ugly Sweater Party?

have a top-tier party. A few ugly-sweater- themed games that should be on the agenda include an ugly gift exchange, which is similar to the white elephant exchange, except with the gaudiest gifts you can find; an ugly photo booth, complete with terrible, tacky props; and, of course, an ugly sweater contest. This is the only time of year when slipping into a lurid red sweater with a stuffed Santa sewn on the front is considered trendy. So adorn yourself in the frumpiest, tackiest sweater you can find, and have some fun this December! might be tight, and there are plenty of thrifty ways to create new traditions. Start a snowman building contest. Have a movie night with hot chocolate. Propose a potluck-style dinner for friends and family. Make do with what you have, use your wit, and surround yourself with people who will make your memories rich. No matter the time of year, the Law Office of Kevin Jensen can help you through your divorce. Learn more by calling 480.632.7373.

It’s rather simple — slip on your favorite Christmas sweater, gather all your friends and family members, make sure there are plenty of

Ugly sweaters come in all shapes, sizes, and prices. You can head to H&M or a local thrift store to pick one up.

refreshments and games, and you’re guaranteed to

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — so why aren’t you feeling wonderful? It can be difficult to look forward to celebrating the holidays when a divorce has slashed the traditions you’ve become accustomed to. Don’t spend the holidays fretting; start new traditions with these tips. Find Your People Maybe you know other parents who have gone through a divorce or perhaps your family has been your rock during your divorce proceedings. Invite your favorite coworker to come see the holiday lights with you or enjoy a Christmas Eve brunch with your siblings. Whoever it is, find the people who make you feel good and connect with them this holiday season. Don’t avoid people because your Establishing New Traditions How to Make New Holiday Memories

traditions are changing. Soon, this year’s plans will become traditions, and the holidays will be easier. Include Your Kids Divorce is never easy when kids are in the mix, and the holidays are no cakewalk, even without a spousal separation or children. Your kids are likely also struggling with managing the holidays, so make it easier by being open to traditions they want to continue or start. Find a common interest, like sports or music, and incorporate that into your traditions. Order pizza on Christmas Eve or make a big feast together. Host a dance party with kiddie cocktails for New Year’s Eve or start a movie marathon. You may have to spend a few holidays without your kids, but if you find traditions that are flexible and make them your own, you can create some stability and happy memories. Don’t Break the Bank Don’t feel obligated to buy your children the latest devices or clear the grocery store shelves for holiday dinners this season. It’s okay that your finances


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