... let your light shine so brightly before man that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven...
That's always been one of my favourite scripture passages... my name is Amy and I'm the designer of SaintlyTees.
Firstly, I want to thank you for visiting this website! It is my hope that through this website, I can introduce everyone to SaintlyTees and the beautiful lives of some of our most beloved and inspiring saints.
SaintlyTees was an idea that blossomed from a humble hour spent with the Lord in Eucharistic Adoration in July 2007. It was the day of our youth summer retreat. As a youth minister in our parish, we had planned this day to encourage our senior youth to spend a meaningful day with our Lord. Yes, by now, you will have guessed that the day also became a meaningful one for me.
Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened to you.
As a graphic & web designer, I asked my Lord for a way to use the talents he has given me to glorify Him... and when I asked, I received... the result is SaintlyTees.
My first design was a St.Therese Tee for Young Ladies. I always saw a need for modest yet cute shirts for young ladies... I personally love St. Therese and her little ways of love and devotion to the Lord.
I would also like to thank our Lord for the most wonderful blessings - everyday I'm reminded that I am truly loved. While growing up, I had an illness that changed me forever... but He was always by my side, always faithful. I thank my ever supportive and loving parents, sister and brother. He has also blessed me with a most loving husband and 2 of His beautiful daughters to watch over. I am in awe of His love for all his children. He is truly an awesome God!
God Bless always!
As I mentioned, I'm a designer by day... so naturally I just love to draw... I feel that God has called me to share the wonderful lives of the Saints with his children and to remind them always to lead saintly lives.
When I had my first daughter, I received a lot of gifts, many of them shirts. I wondered whether there were kids shirts out there that carry a good Christian message. After doing some research, I realized that there could definitely be more options and decided to put my talents to work for Him. The results is SaintlyTees.
Indeed we are all called to be Saints!
Why Fair Trade? Why Organic Cotton?
As Catholics, we are called to care and love our brothers and sisters. Fair Trade products promote human dignity of small-scale farmers & producers, offering them just wage & just price on their work. By choosing Fair Trade, we're creating healthy workplaces, supporting community development and enabling our brothers and sisters in Christ to lift themselves out of poverty.
Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic pesticides or fertilizers, which is easier on our environment. Because of this, workers will also have better working conditions, water quality is not compromised by run-off, and strong healthy soil is built. The end product is a cotton fabric that is toxin free. The goods of the earth are gifts from God and we are called to be good stewards of His creation.
We were featured on...
The National Catholic Register (Nov 1, 2011)