SOS BLOG

It's Our 14th Birthday!

 

Guess who turns 14 this weekend!?!

When I started Sick On Sin back in 2005 I had NO idea that I'd still be doing it in 2019! It honestly doesn't feel like it's been 14 years - time sure flies when you're making tees & pressing pins!

It would not have been possible to reach this milestone without the love and support from all our customers and fans around the world. HUGE thank you and high fives to everyone who has ever bought stuff, said kind words to us, promoted us, etc. these last 14 years. You're all amazing! Thank you to all the fellow small business owners who I've connected with over the years. T
hank you to my family and friends (especially my mom!) who have helped me at events. And of course, the biggest thank you to my partner Michael who draws ALL our designs and assists in so many other ways!

I'm so incredibly grateful - as without you all I would not be sitting here typing this. Thank you. <3

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A birthday is a time for festivities - so let's get the party started!

1. SALE:

First, it wouldn't be a birthday without a Birthday Sale! Get up to 30% off your order by using one of the following coupon codes:

Get 20% off orders up to $50 with code: BIRTHDAY20
Get 25% off orders over $50 with code: BIRTHDAY25
Get 30% off orders over $100 with code: BIRTHDAY30

 

The coupon codes expire Tuesday December 3 (11:59 pm EST) so don't delay - come do some shopping!  

 Sick On Sin is 14!

 

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2. FREE GIFT: 

a) Mmmm one of my fave things about the holiday season is gingerbread cookies!  Thought I'd share the cookie love - in a cute and crumb-free way! All orders over $14 made between Nov 30 - Dec 25 will receive a FREE large magnet featuring this new Devil Cookie as a special gift. (This sweet lil' guy is limited edition and not avail. to purchase on its own.)

 Devil Gingerbread Cookie by Sick On Sin

 

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3. GIVEAWAYS:

What's a birthday celebration without games and prizes! We are running giveaways on both the Sick On Sin Facebook page and the Sick On Sin Instagram page where I'm giving away sets featuring 14 of my fave designs!  Contests close Dec 3.

So be sure to follow both those accounts (if you don't already) and enter the giveaways! 

Sick On Sin Birthday Giveaways

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Thank you again to everyone who has shown us love over the last 14 years. It's been a fun and interesting ride! I'm not quite sure what the future holds for SOS - however there are some much needed changes that will be made (both to keep it fresh and to keep my flame for it lite). I am excited to see what the next year holds and what cuteness we will release into the world! :D 

Now if you excuse me, I have cake to eat!

xoxox,
Jen 

P.S. Just a reminder that mail at this time of year takes longer - so if you were looking to do some holiday shopping, please get your order in asap!

Sick On Sin Holiday Shipping Dates 

 

Happy First Day of Spring!

 

Sprout design by Sick On Sin

 

Happy First Day of Spring! 🌷🌱 The Equinox brings us longer days, more sunlight and colour to our gardens - triple yays! Spring has def sprung around here - the snow is almost gone (though I'm sure it will make an appearance at least 1 more time!), the robins have returned and I was able to be outside today without needing mitts and a toque! 

We’re celebrating the start of Spring with a sale:

Get 15% off your order with coupon: SPRING15 (expires Fri night). 

 

With warmer days approaching, now is a fine time to add joy to your wardrobe with a cute new tee! Or add flair to your spring jean jacket with some fun pins! 👍

Our sweet Sprout design is not only one of my fave designs, it’s perfect for welcoming Spring. It’s available as pins, magnets, keychains, zipper pulls, bottle openers and pocket mirrors! 

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Alien designs by Sick On Sin

Not only is it the first day of Spring, today is also Alien Abduction Day! This occasion celebrates those who believe they’ve been abducted, those who expect to one day be abducted, and anyone interested in alien abductions in general!

I def fall into the ‘interested’ category - though when I was young my #1 fear was that I’d wake in the middle of the night to an alien standing in my doorway! 😬 What about you? Ever found yourself on a spaceship before? Do you believe abduction tales?

Claims of alien abductions occur all over the world but are more common in English speaking countries (esp the USA). Reports date back to the end of the 19th century - though it was in the 1950s when more stories started coming out.

Obviously the most authentic way to celebrate this holiday is to get yourself taken aboard a UFO. Fingers crossed for you! 🤞Failing that you can read about abductions (there are many books such as Missing Time and The Walton Experience); watch a movie (like Fire In The Sky or Close Encounters of the Third Kind); or do some online research via sites like the National UFO Reporting Center.


You don't have to have been abducted to love our collection of cute Alien-related designs! They're available as pins, magnets, keychains, zipper pulls, bottle openers and pocket mirrors! Some are also avail on tees, totes and stickers! 

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Moon designs by Sick On Sin

 

Wait - there's more! Tonight we'll experience the Super Worm Equinox Moon - the last supermoon of 2019!

Did you know: March’s full moon is called the “worm moon” because, according to folklore tradition, it occurs when the frosty ground is melting and earthworms start to emerge. Cute!

Show your love for Earth's magical BFF with our cute Full Moon designs!

Don't Shop - Adopt!

 

Don't Shop Adopt Design

 

Happy Caturday! My sweet grey pal here would like to remind you that shelters and rescue organizations are filled with awesome animals deserving of a loving home! If you are every looking to add a feline (or another furry / feathered creature) to your family - you'll find your forever friend there!

Please skip the pet stores and breeders! Don't Shop - Adopt!

 

Don't Shop Adopt Cat Design

 

Wanna spread the word that shelter pets rock? We have Don't Shop Adopt designs involving cats, dogs and bunnies on a selection of tees, stickers, pins, magnets, keychains, bottle openers, etc.!

 

I Want To Believe



Happy Extraterrestrial Culture Day! 👽

This ‘holiday’, which happens on the second Tuesday in February, celebrates alien cultures and our past, present and future relationships with extraterrestrials visitors. Created in 2003, it is an officially acknowledged day in New Mexico that pays homage to (and capitalizes on) the Roswell 1947 incident.

We love of aliens and UFOs here at SOS and have a few designs that pay homage to them. Get any of these cute designs as pins, magnets, keychains, zipper pulls, bottle openers and pocket mirrors (as well as a couple being available on shirts and stickers!):



It's a Souper Duper Day!

Happy National Homemade Soup Day! I have mentioned many times in the past how much I love soup - would happily eat it every day! Thus I make soup A LOT. It’s funny, I hate cutting veggies for a salad but have no problem putting in the time chopping them for soup! 🤷‍♀️

Souper Duper Design

 The homemade soups I make most often are vegetable, vegan "chicken" noodle, lentil, and split pea. If you made me pick an all time fave, it would be hard but I might have to go for Dreena Burton's Beans & Greens one as it's packed with so much good stuff (I add even more types of veggies then it calls for extra nutrient and extra YUM!). 

Dreena Burton Beans and Greens Soup

 One of the 13 designs released in December 2018 to celebrate our 13 year anniversary is the adorable Souper Duper! It was inspired by my love of soup as well as my love of the phrase 'super douper'! This design is perfect for anyone else who enjoys slurping up delicious soup. It’s also perfect for anyone who is SUPER - like you! Get it on pins, magnets, keychains, bottle openers and pocket mirrors! 

Souper Duper design by Sick On SinSouper Duper Design by Sick On Sin

Sick On Sin is 13!!

 

Sick On Sin 13 Birthday Sale

Guess what - Sick On Sin is 13 years old! Can you believe that craziness! Does that mean I'm now a parent to a teenager!? Yikes.

I can honestly say it hasn't felt like I've been doing this for 13 years. I've mentioned this many times before, but when I launched the store back in 2005 it was just suppose to be a temporary gig. I left a job in the corporate world and was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life and thought I could sell some tees while I did that. Guess I'm still trying to figure out what to do with my life??

It would have been impossible to survive 13 years (let alone 1 year) without the help, support and love from so many folks. First, HUGE thank you and high fives to everyone who has bought stuff, said kind words to us, promoted us, etc. during the years. Thank you to my family and friends (especially my mom!) who have given up their days off to assist me at events. And of course a GIANT thank you to the amazing Michael, who does all of our adorable designs, graphic work and so much more. I'm incredibly grateful - as without you all I would not be sitting here typing this in 2018! Thank you. <3

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A birthday is a time for festivities - so here's how we're celebrating this big milestone!

1. SALE:

It wouldn't be a birthday without a Birthday Sale so here ya go! Get up to 30% off your order by using one of the following coupon codes:

Get 20% off orders up to $75 with code: PARTY20
Get 25% off orders over $75 with code: PARTY25
Get 30% off orders over $150 with code: PARTY30

 

The coupon codes expire Sunday December 9 (11:59 pm EST) so don't delay - come do some shopping!  

Sick On Sin 13th Birthday

 

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2. New Designs:

 

To celebrate turning 13, we have released 13 new designs! I'm in love with all of these and I hope you like them too! They're available on pins, magnets, keychains, bottle openers and pocket mirrors - check them all out here! 

SickOnSin_Dec2018_NewDesigns

 

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3. Free Gifts: 

a) All orders made between Dec 6-9 over $13 (after discount / before shipping) will receive this FREE large magnet of our little Imp friend sporting a Lucky 13 tee!

b) Second, all orders over $13 made between December 6 - 31 will receive a FREE large magnet of this cute Devil Snowman as a special holiday gift. 

Both of these designs are limited edition and not available to buy on their own. 

Lucky 13 Imp limited edition design by Sick On Sin

 

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4. Giveaways:

What's a birthday celebration without games! There's a contest this weekend on both the Sick On Sin Facebook page and the Sick On Sin Instagram page where you can win a button set of 13 of my most fave designs. So be sure to follow both those accounts (if you don't already) and enter the giveaways!

Sick On Sin Birthday Giveaway

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Thank you again to everyone who has shown us love over the last 13 years. It's been a fun ride! That said, while there are definitely parts of the biz I love, there are some areas (both large and small) that I'm looking at changing in 2019. Got to keep things fresh! 

Now if you excuse me, I have cake to eat!

xoxox,
Jen 

P.S. Shipping during this time of year always takes a bit longer than normal. There are also some mail delivery delays due to the backlogs from the recent Canada Post strike. If you are wanting to get items for holiday gifts, please be aware that orders to International and USA destinations likely will not arrive in time. Orders to Canadian addresses still have a chance of arriving if you order ASAP, but please understand that we're not able to guarantee delivery in time. If you live in Southern Ontario, there is the possibility to pick up your order in person - please read our recent Holiday Shipping post for details!

 

 

 

HOLIDAYS 2018 - IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFO

 

HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES

 

Thank you so much for choosing to shop at a small business this holiday season! Every order makes a difference and I truly appreciate each one. <3 

Shipping at this time of year always takes a bit longer. However due to the ongoing Canada Post rotating strikes, it's even more delayed (and likely to get worse the closer we get to the holidays). As a result, Canada Post has announced their posted holiday shipping deadlines won’t be accurate this year. They have also suspended their service delivery time guarantees until further notice.

Basically this means Canada Post cannot ensure packages will be received in time for the holidays. So if you were wanting to get goodies for gifts, please order ASAP for the best chance.  I'll be shipping out orders as quickly as I can right up until December 17, but the further we get into December, the less likely you’ll receive it. 
 

Keep in mind, once I drop a package off at the post office it’s out of my control and in control of the mail faeries. Because of the strike and shipping delays, please understand that we'll be unable to provide a refund if you don't receive your order by the holiday. 

*** TORONTO AREA FOLKS*** I’ll be at the Bazaar of the Bizarre happening December 15 (6 Noble St in Parkdale). I'll happily bring people their orders to this wonderful (and free admission) event so they can pick it up in person. If you're interested in this option, please submit your order by December 12 and pick this as your shipping option:  TORONTO BAZAAR OF BIZARRE - PICK UP IN PERSON.

*** HAMILTON / CAMBRIDGE AREA FOLKS***  If you want to make an order but are worried about shipping, please contact us. Depending on location / schedule - we will try to arrange dropping it off in person or meeting you in a central location. 
 
Hopefully the above is all clear! If you have any questions about delivery dates / options, please shoot us a message!

Happy 12th Birthday To Us!

 

Sick On Sin is now 12 years old! Wowza!!!

Wanna know the secret to how you make it to 12 years? It's all thanks to awesome people! HUGE thank you and high fives to everyone who has bought stuff, said kind words to us, promoted us, or supported us in other ways. Thank you to my family and friends who give up their days off to assist me at events. And of course thank you to my partner, Michael, who does all of our designs, graphic work and so much more. You're all amazing! I'm so very grateful to you all - as without you it would not be possible to be doing this for a dozen years. Thank you. <3

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Now let's talk about how we're celebrating this milestone:

1. SALE:

Of course we're doing a special sale for our birthday! For the next 4 days you can get up to 40% off your order! Just use one of the following coupon codes (the more you spend, the more you save!):

 

  • Get 25% off orders up to $100 with code: TWELVE25
  • Get 30% off orders over $100 with code: TWELVE30
  • Get 40% off orders over $200 with code: TWELVE40

     

    This is the perfect time to grab a bunch of holiday gifts, stocking stuffers and treats for yourself! The coupon codes expire Saturday December 9 (11:59 pm EST) so don't delay - come do some shopping! 

     

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    2. Free Gifts: 

    We're giving away magnets featuring 2 special designs:

    First, we're including a FREE large magnet in all orders over $12 (after discount and before shipping / tax) of our little Imp friend with pitchfork full of cake. This item is limited edition and not available to buy on its own. The only way to get it is to make an order between December 6-9!

    Second, all orders over $12 made between December 6 - 31 will receive a FREE large magnet of this cute Devil Snowman as a special holiday gift. 

     

     

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    3. Giveaways:

    What's a birthday celebration without games with prizes! We are running a contest on both the Sick On Sin Facebook page and the Sick On Sin Instagram page this week  so be sure to follow both those accounts (if you don't already) and check out the Giveaway posts!  Two lucky people will score $25 gift certificates!

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    Thank you again to everyone who has shown us love over the last 12 years. As I've mentioned before, I started Sick On Sin as a temporary thing to do while I figured out what I wanted to do with my life. I honestly never expected the gig to last this long! While there's definitely been hardships and moments of doubt, overall these years have been pretty A-OK! I'm still trying to figure out what to do with my life, but until I do I'm happy to keep dishing out the cute shirts and accessories! :D

    xoxox,
    Jen 

    P.S. Just a reminder that mail takes longer during December so if you want to get Christmas / Holiday gifts, don't delay getting your order in!! I'm working super hard getting orders out asap but I'm the only person making items and packing them up and can only go so fast! Below are the suggested order by dates to help ensure you get your goodies in time. (FYI I'll be shipping orders right up till Dec. 21 and then taking a little holiday break.)

     

    Spooktacular Season Celebration: Day 3 of 31

    To celebrate the Halloween season (our fave time of year around here!), I'm featuring one of our creepy-cute design each day of October here on our blog. (I'm also posting them to our Instagram and Facebook pages so be sure to follow us on those if you don't already!)

    DAY 3 OF 31: CREATURE

    Day 3 of our Spooktacular Season Celebration! 👻🎃💀 Today's creepy-cute design is one of my all-time favourite designs (there will be a few of those this month): Creature! 💚

    Creature (or Lil Gilly to his mama) is a curious fellow who loves underwater exploration, studying the captain logs from old ships and inviting new friends to his lair for seaweed tea.

    This design is perfect for fans of Universal's classic monster movies or anyone that simply likes creepy creatures! Get this big-eyed cutie on your choice of pins, magnets, keychains, bottle openers and pocket mirrors! 

     

    Creature monster design by Sick On Sin

    Spooktacular Season Celebration: 2 of 31

    To celebrate the Halloween season (our fave time of year around here!), I'm featuring one of our creepy-cute design each day of October here on our blog. (I'm also posting them to our Instagram and Facebook pages so be sure to follow us on those if you don't already!)

    DAY 2 OF 31: Happy Bat

    The Day 2 design for our Spooktacular Celebration is Happy Bat!

    This sweet fanged friend is perfect for Halloween lovers, goths, and anyone else who has a fondness for these wonderful winged cuties!

    It's available on tees for adults and kids (it's one of our son's fave shirt!), as well as on pins, magnets, keychains, bottle openers and pocket mirrors. See it all here!

    Happy Bat design by Sick On Sin