News from the Kingdom!
Happy Lunar New Year!
This month we are feeling inspired by the Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival.
The Lunar New Year is one of the most important celebrations in Asian cultures. It is celebrated with traditions that symbolize abundance and togetherness. Homes are also cleaned to open space for good luck. Gifts are given, and red decorations are displayed. Moon shaped rice cakes are enjoyed as a treat.
Here at the Swan Princess the moon is a huge part of our story. For us, it is a symbol of transformation. Transformation is also the theme of some of our favorite Swan Princess products:
The Swan Princess transformation watch can change to match any outfit simply by swapping out the bands. There's five included so there's sure to be one for every occasion.
You can purchase one here
Transform your nails with these nail wraps by Espionage Cosmetics. It features the swirling water from the moonlit transformation at Swan Lake.
You can purchase a set here
Transform your home with your very own piece of the iconic transformation scene from the 1994 Swan Princess film!
You can purchase the art cel here
Tales of the Traveling Suit
Swan Princess Producer, Seldon Young is known far and wide for his Swan Princess argyle fashion. As he says "its wonderful to be proud enough of your work to wear it on your sleeve." He loves that the outfit choice has allowed him to have many fun experiences around the world with amazing Swan Princess fans!
Seldon loves to play golf and he loves his Swan Princess bucket hat! More than once he has been asked by those playing with him if they can buy his hat!
Recently while visiting Santa Barbara, California Seldon was invited to crash a wedding in his suit! This consisted of him showing up to chit chat with all the Swan Princess fans and meet the wedding party. He was the talk of the night! Seldon's fun personality and willingness to connect with fans wherever he goes truly makes the Swan Princess community wonderful!
Mr Young has been looking to expand his wardrobe and has designed these new argyle as a possible new fabric option. Production has not been determined for these fun designs but we think these images make great wallpaper for your phone or laptop!
We would love to hear your opinion of the new argyle designs on social media @SwanPrincessOfficial or through email at Odette@SwanPrincessSeries.com
New Pin Pre-Sale!
The new Bridal Odette limited edition pin is on pre-sale for $24.99 until the end of February! These pins won't be restocked so purchase yours here
Our product feature this month is this graphic T-shirt! It features an image of Princess Odette during transformation with a full moon overhead and the words "Haunted by the Moon" on the front and back. Its flattering and can be dressed up with a fun skirt or down with a great pair of leggings.
Purchase your Haunted by the Moon T Shirt here
Its Puffin's birthday in February!
That makes his zodiac sign an Aquarius and his birthstone the amethyst.
Aquarius are assertive and love to be the ones to make plans. They love evidence and facts; they are always looking for truth, justice, and fairness. They are analytical which makes them led more by their heads than their hearts.
Aquarius are not afraid to be themselves. They are unique and a bit eccentric. They always say what they think and can be very flowery when they speak. Their biggest dislikes are stick-in-the-mud type people who don't want to go along with their plans.
Amethyst is considered the most powerful and protective stone. It is used to have control of one's own thoughts and mindfulness and can also protect against fearful feelings.
We think this No Fear attitude sounds just like General Puffin!
Is your birthday in February or do you just like the color purple? Purchase your amethyst gemstone locket here.
Question: It's shown at the beginning of the first movie that Derek is a little older than Odette since when she's a newborn baby he's old enough to walk. Exactly what is the age difference between Odette and Derek and how old were they in each of the stages of their life during the song This is My Idea?
Answer: At the beginning of the film when Prince Derek gives Princess Odette her famous swan heart locket, it was the summer after Odette's birth. She was born in November so she was around six months old. Derek was three and a half years old. When Derek, Bromley and Odette had their accident at the treehouse, Odette was 11 and Derek was 14. This makes Derek's age at the time of the marriage proposal 21 years and Odette 18 years.
So far so good on keeping to our new year’s resolutions! The hardest thing about them is that you expect to finish so much once you commit to it, but I have to remember I also have a whole year to complete it! I’m glad I have some time because honestly I’ve felt a little sick lately. Every morning I've woken up to some stomach trouble, but then I go about my day craving foods I normally wouldn’t. I got a lot of weird looks when I put chili powder on my chocolate ice cream, but it was just so good! The strangest thing of all is that Uberta seems happy I’m sick like this! Does she know something I don’t? Whatever it is, I hope it passes…