We wished you a Tacky Christmas...And you obliged!
07:07 on Fri, 23 Dec 2011 | 1 Comment
The hunt to find the world’s tackiest Christmas decorations is over and it’s official (although hardly surprising)…the offending item can be found in the good ol’ US of A.
Receiving a massive 71 votes and taking home the spoils, a scary-looking festive troll has been crowned the winner of Further’s Tacky Christmas competition - a celebration of the gaudy, the garish and the downright gruesome. Discovered and submitted by American resident Claudia, a £50 Amazon voucher (or $78) is now winging its way across the pond.
Although Claudia’s troll ran away with the title, we received a number of other eye-watering pictures - Santa and Mrs Claus in a hot-tub, meerkats in Santa hats and illuminated reindeer were just a few of the abominations submitted. Thank you to everyone who got involved and uploaded their tat, you certainly raised a smile here in the Further office!
The Tacky Christmas competition was our way of donating to charity while having a bit of festive fun at the same time. We chose to support the charity CALM (the Campaign Against Living Miserably) by donating 50p for each photo uploaded and 5p for each ‘Like’ our Facebook profile received. Although we didn’t reach our target of 1,000 photos, we’ll still be donating £500 to CALM to help them continue their good work in raising awareness of male suicide.
Further's Managing Director John Thew says: "I thought my meerkats (well, my local garden centre's) were in with a chance, but Claudia's troll was a worthy winner and I'm absolutely delighted we're donating £500 to CALM. Thank you to everyone who got involved – we hope our competition raised a smile!”
Jane Powell, CALM's Founder says: "Tacky Christmas was a great online piece of fun which has raised money for our helpline and raised our spirits too. It's a fantastic Christmas present for CALM - thanks to everyone at Further and all those who took part."