If you haven't seen it yet, climb out from under that Christmas tree and meet Delishmas!! Delishmas is the newest addition to the AppleCheeks team and was (not so lovingly) welcomed by it's holiday sisters Ha Bum Bug and Joy! in another pee-your-pants funny reveal video! (no seriously, be sure you've gone to the bathroom and that you aren't enjoying a beverage before you watch this one.)
As part of our SuperFan program, we sent a Delishmas to superfan Andrea to tempt her and the rest of our fans. Andrea's package stayed sealed up and went on a whirlwind tour of all the hotspots in Andrea's tourist-friendly hometown! Do you see any places you recognize??
Andrea (and her SuperFan package) found not one, but 3 fantastic sweaters for our Holiday Sweater Party reveal theme!
"These Mounties were happy to pose with the 'tourist' on The Hill! Also known as the royal Canadian Mounted Police or R.C.M.P. they are widely recognised around the world as Canada's police force. It's fairly common to see them riding their horses around the city. They have a special stable grounds where you can visit the horses and stables, and watch the Musical Ride when they are in town."
"Here we are at the Rideau Canal. In the winter, this becomes the world's largest skating rink spanning 7.8km! You can also get Beavertails and hot chocolate at little huts along the way. Yum yum."
"What better to do when in Ottawa, Canada, than to tour the city!"
"Here's the secret package in front of the National Gallery of Canada! It's a large building which houses art and treasures from around Canada and the world. You can view some works of art by famous Canadian artists like The Group of Seven and Emily Carr. Yes that is indeed a giant sculpture of a spider in the foreground. It's titled 'Maman' by Louise Bourgeois. I'm sure if spiders used cloth diapers, this Maman (French for Mother) would use AppleCheeks!"
"Here we are at the Chateau Laurier Hotel. This magnificent bulidng first opened its doors on June 12, 1912. It was designed and bulit by Charles Hays. Unfortunately, he wouldn't make it to the opening as he died on the unsinkable Titanic! This hotel is reputed to be haunted. People believe the suite named for Charles Hays may even be haunted by the man himself. Spoooooooky!"
"In honour of Rememberance Day, here we are at the National War Memoiral. Built in 1939, it was originally intended to commemorate the Canadians involved in WW1. Nowadays, it represents all Canadians who have served in times of war, so we may have peace and freedom. Recently, a tragedy befell one of the soldiers who guard this monument. Cpl Nathan Cirillo lost his life while on duty on Oct. 22nd. Please take a moment today to remember his sacrifice, as well as the sacrifice of many other men and women for our country. Lest We Forget."
Andrea's posts not only built excitement, they may have taught or fans something!! I know our American fans were really soaking up the lessons of Ottawa's landmarks and loved hearing a little about the culture!
Who will our next SuperFan be? Only time will tell! Keep on spreading the AppleCheeks love on your social media, and stay tuned in our official chat group, Peace. Love. AppleCheeks. for us to announce sign ups!