décembre 24, 2020
With American Thanksgiving over, it looks like the holiday season is in full swing. We’ve made it through Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and Christmas is in sight. Are you ready?
If you’re still shopping, I offer gift cards—in paper format if you want to have something to tuck into the card, or online (perfect for staying safe and treating those loved ones who live further afield). For a paper gift card, just send me a message and we’ll arrange all the details. You can grab the online versions any time, available on my website in $50 denominations. These are delivered by email, so if the shopping days slip by you, I’ve got you covered right up to Christmas Day.
For those who are here for their own holiday treats, I have you covered too!
This holiday season we have even more reason to keep our fashion simple—but simple doesn’t have to mean boring! I always design clothes to work in a variety of settings, so my shop is full of pieces that will work for virtual holiday parties and a cozy Christmas morning with your family around the tree.
Usually at this time of year, I am constructing samples and preparing for a photo shoot for the next fall and holiday season, but right now I am in the middle of a deep dive into comfortable designs that are both easy to wear and easy to take care of. I suppose that applies to most of my designs, but it feels especially important as we head into this winter season to make sure getting dressed and looking great is as easy as possible.
One of the new things this fall (it’s not officially winter until December 21!) is small batches of Christmas sweaters. I have several designs in varying degrees of festivity, from a fully decked-out tree to simple pine print sleeves. You can even make sure you’re covered for Poinsettia Day on December 12 without having to worry about keeping it watered!
Maybe you like to layer so much you can’t commit to a whole sweater. Then I’ve got you covered with three short-sleeved tops in subtle Christmas prints. I used a super soft rib-knit to make a top and a longer tunic, so you’ve got the choice of hemline without sacrificing comfort. Plus, a cap sleeve top in a festive French Terry that’s perfect on its own or under a cardigan.
If you want to avoid outright Christmas prints, I’ve also got loads of tunics and dresses that combine stylish, comfy, cozy, and convertible. You might buy them for Christmas, but they will work all year! For those who like the raglan style of the holiday sweaters, there’s a gorgeous navy tunic with mustard leaves on the sleeves. If your leggings don’t have pockets, the colour-sleeve tunic has you covered, and for those who want to keep it neutral, there’s a grey heart-sleeve dress that works whenever, wherever!
Whether you’re treating yourself or giving the gift of comfort and style, I appreciate your support. As a small business owner, every order means so much to me, and I can’t help but feel the celebration of the season with every package I prepare for the best customers on the prairies.
I’m wishing you and yours a safe and healthy holiday, and I look forward to what the new year brings us all. (I think…)
Amaranth Designs online shop: https://amaranthdesigns.ca/collections/all
Decorated tree sweater: https://amaranthdesigns.ca/products/18-christmas-tree-sweater
Pine tree sweater: https://amaranthdesigns.ca/products/14-christmas-sweater-green-trees
Poinsettia sweater/nutcracker sweater: https://amaranthdesigns.ca/products/14-christmas-sweater
Rib-knit Christmas tunic: https://amaranthdesigns.ca/products/f-christmas-tunic
Rib-knit Christmas top: https://amaranthdesigns.ca/products/g-rib-knit-christmas-tunic
Christmas top: https://amaranthdesigns.ca/products/19-christmas-top
Navy and mustard leaf tunic: https://amaranthdesigns.ca/products/15-navy-mustard-leaf-tunic
Colour sleeve tunic: https://amaranthdesigns.ca/products/13-colour-sleeve-tunic
Heart sleeve dress: https://amaranthdesigns.ca/products/7-heart-sleeve-dress
Get your gift card: https://amaranthdesigns.ca/products/amaranth-designs-gift-card
mai 01, 2022
It’s once again Mental Health Week here in Canada (May 2-8), and I am doing my part to spread the message and support some of the folks doing the work right here at home.
This is the third year for the Amaranth Designs Annual Heart Sweater Charity Campaign, and we are once again supporting the work of Family Service Regina.
avril 02, 2022
My 2022 Spring/Summer collection is here to make the transition to your warm weather wardrobe smoother and more reliable than whatever is happening outside. I want to help you embody the meaning of breezy, so you appear and feel relaxed and “cheerily pleasant.” The collection is a perfect way to do that, from the fit and the colours to the way these pieces can complement what you already own.
mars 14, 2022
March is a perfect time to book your shopping party (though they are available all year long), since I’m having a clearance sale to make room for the new collection launching next month! It’s a great way to make sure no one beats you to that “add to cart” button while also having a great time—and getting discounts up to 60% off.