National Sweater Day
A cozy sweater is a great way to warm up on cold days. When the sweater wraps around you, it’s almost like receiving a hug from the universe. It’s like a hug from the universe when you put it on. Don’t be ashamed to admit it! Do you know of anything better than reaching for your man’s sweater, ladies? He will feel a warm hug from you, even if he’s not there. Guess what? It’s National Sweater Day! This is a great excuse to go into your husband’s closet and choose your favorite, without feeling guilty.
Since its inception in 2000, National Sweater Day is a powerful tool for encouraging people to think and talk about energy conservation. This holiday allows us to show off all the Granny gifts, and also lets us look deep into our closets. This is not Ugly Christmas National Sweater Day. It’s National Sweater Day. What is the difference? It’s a great question! National Sweater Day, Ugly Christmas National Sweater Day, is a time for being serious.
It reminds us to put on our sweaters and lower the thermostat. You can reduce the amount of fuel required to keep you warm in winter. Are you annoyed by the winter fuel bills? Do you feel like you have to work a fourth job because of it? Did you ever take the time to look at the bigger picture and consider the impact of your fuel consumption on the environment? Now is the time to start thinking about all that.
The WWF (World Wildlife Fund), supports this holiday because the environment and animals that depend on it are greatly affected by various fuels. Pollution is a threat to the air and water. Overpopulation makes it harder for land-based animals to get the fuel they need. It isn’t all doom & gloom, I assure you.
Yes, it is worth taking the time to research your fuel costs and needs. Take a look at your financial and environmental standing. Gather your family together, sweater-clad! Talk about it. Talk to your friends and make a plan for reducing the amount of energy you use. Did you know that the temperature of a nation could be lowered by just two degrees, which would equal taking 700,000.0 cars off the roads. Have fun with it, and you’ll be surprised at the other facts that can be discovered.
Take your children to the zoo, aquarium, or park if you have them. Talk to your children about conserving energy and how it will help animals grow for many years. You might also ask them about endangered or extinct animals. You can make a day of it and find causes in your local community that you, as a family, can make a difference!