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The Year of the Prints - Looking Back

It took an entire year - February 6, 2017 to February 5, 2018 - but we brought you NINE brand new prints, plus a few solids along the way. Whether you joined us for every reveal or are brand new to AppleCheeks, we hope you enjoy this look back with some facts about our YOTP!

1: You Rock! (February 6, 2017)

Oh, those dinos. This print was an immediate hit with its vibrant colours, playful characters and delightful details. You Rock! stomped right into your hearts and your stashes, with availability in Envelope Covers in Sizes 1-3 and OS, plus Storage Sacs in MiniZips, Size 1 and Size 2, and Learning Pants. (The first round of Learning Pants in You Rock! were the older style Microfiber/pocket, but we did a second round of them in the new updated built-in bamboo absorbency.)

2 & 3: The Shark Side/Flamingle (April 6, 2017)

If it's tough for you to pick a fave between these prints...join the club! Fans were pretty evenly split on sea vs. land creatures. Our new style of Learning Pants debuted with these prints. We also released printed swim diapers with this reveal! (We had previously tested a very small run of pineapple swim diapers in the Lola colourway.) Marking off your list? These prints were available in Envelope Covers in Sizes 1-3 and OS, plus Storage Sacs in MiniZips, Size 1 and Size 2, and of course, Learning Pants.

4 & 5: Iguana Dance/150 (June 21, 2017)

Production delays led to the pairing of these two prints, but it didn't slow down the terrific response! 150 came out just before Canada's 150th birthday and we had so much fun picking SuperFans from different provinces and territories (they each received a MiniZip in the print.) Iguana Dance joined in on the fun with sleek cacti. Speaking of MiniZips, those hot little numbers flew off the shelves in both prints, so if you find one, BUY IT. These prints were available in Envelope Covers in Sizes 1-3 and OS, plus Storage Sacs in MiniZips, Size 1 and Size 2, Learning Pants and printed Swim Diapers.

6: So Fetch plus Billie Jean (August 17, 2017)

We couldn't resist giving a shout-out to the Mean Girls-inspired weekly hashtags popular in PLAC with the name of this print. Oh yes. We made So Fetch happen. Big and small, this print has it all. Billie Jean, a perfect neutral blue jean shade, paired up with those playful pups for a fabulous joint release! So Fetch came in Envelope Covers in Sizes 1-3 and OS, plus Storage Sacs in MiniZips, Size 1 and Size 2, Learning Pants and printed Swim Diapers. Billie Jean was released in  Envelope Covers in Sizes 1-3 and OS, plus Storage Sacs in MiniZips, Size 1 and Size 2, Learning Pants. (Here's a fun factoid for you - we originally planned to release Billie Jean with Iguana Dance, but the timing didn't quite work out. If you look at the blue in Iguana Dance, it's a very close match to Billie Jean!)

7: Whirl'd Peace plus Mint To Be (October 12, 2017)

Whirl'd Peace is downright delicious with its ice cream and treat motifs! Look closely for references to our beloved fan community with Peace Love AppleCheeks words and symbols. Fans scooped this sweet print up, along with the accompanying solid, Mint To Be. You may note that Mint To Be looks identical to Enchantmint, which was exclusive to Itsy Bitsy Bums. After IBB closed following a fire, we had permission to use the remaining PUL up for more fluff, and it became Mint To Be. Whirl'd Peace was served up in Envelope Covers in Sizes 1-4 and OS, plus Storage Sacs in MiniZips, Size 1 and Size 2, Learning Pants and printed Swim Diapers. Mint To Be was released in Envelope Covers in Sizes 1-4 and OS, plus Storage Sacs in MiniZips, Size 1 and Size 2. If you're keeping track, this was the first release of our Size 4 Envelope Covers as part of our AppleCheeks Universal lineup!

8: Like A Fox plus Capsized (December 4, 2017)

This delightful wintery and woodland print wrapped up our 2017 releases along with Capsized, the same PUL as MommyCon MiniZip and previous Easter holiday release Crazy Love. It was an often-requested hue, so we delivered! Like A Fox is a delight to behold, with adorable creatures and details everywhere you look. Like A Fox was released in Envelope Covers in Sizes 1-4 and OS, plus Storage Sacs in MiniZips, Size 1 and Size 2, Learning Pants and printed Swim Diapers. Capsized was released in OS Envelope Covers plus Storage Sacs in MiniZips and Size 1. We couldn't resist adding yellow zippers to coordinate with LAF and make that blue shade even more beautiful. Once again, Capsized MiniZips didn't last long, so catch one if you can!

9: Winter Games (February 5, 2018)

Just in time for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, our sporty winter print landed at retailers! The gorgeous bright blue background accentuates all of the fun characters participating in various snowy activities. Don't miss the adorable bunnies ready for a snowball fight! This final print in our YOTP comes in Envelope Covers in Sizes 1-4 and OS, plus Storage Sacs in MiniZips, Size 1 and Size 2 and Learning Pants. 

What's next? We've finally got our newest product in our hands and are shipping soon to retailers. Follow our Page on Facebook and join our fan chat group to be the first to know! We're freshening up the lineup this year so be on the lookout for what's coming in...and what's going away. 

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