December is National Tie Month! I hope it is intended to inspire the wearing (and gifting) of great neckties. About five years ago Beth gave me this tie, designed around a photo of my own tie rack. I have about 220+ novelty ties, plus another 40+ solids, stripes and "ordinary" patterns. I am not forgetting Advent -- if you look very closely at today's portrait you can see several Christmas ties above my left shoulder.
Photo that was used for this tie pattern: