6 December 2013
Category: Statement Makers
Customized Girl is seeking out women who are doing extraordinary and interesting things. Last month, we were thrilled to work with Katie Brennan who is the Assistant Director of Fundraising Events at the OSUCCC-James. Katie was our go to person for our fundraiser with the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.
Here’s her story:
How did you get involved with the Fundraising events at The James Ohio State University Wexiner Medical Center?
In 2006 I was diagnosed with Melanoma Cancer and was treated by the OSUCCC-James. I have held the passion, mission and amazing dedication and talent that The James provides close to my heart ever since and when the opportunity to work in fundraising came along, it truly was a wonderful fit.
What is the best thing about working with The Spielman Fund?
The people. Everyone has an incredible passion, determination and desire to help us in this fight against breast cancer and being able to work with these individuals every day is incredible.
You raise funds for other organizations in addition to the Stefanie Spielman Fund, right? Can you tell us a little about those organizations?
The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research is actually a fund within Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (the OSUCCC-James) and there are many other disease specific cancer research and support funds that are included in the various fundraising by our Community Partners.
At Customized Girl, we sell a lot of custom t-shirts. If you had one statement to share with the world, a statement you would wear on your chest, what would it be?
“Hope is a good thing, it maybe the best of things…and no good thing ever dies.”
Thanks for being a part of our Statement Maker interview series, Katie. And thanks for making a difference in the world!
5 December 2013
Category: Announcements, Custom Lifestyle
It’s always better to give than it is to receive around Christmas time! Fueled by this Christmas spirit, we decided to adopt a local family here in Columbus, Ohio for Christmas. The holiday season is the perfect time to make a donation or volunteer in your local community, and if you have ever considered adopting a family for Christmas, the process is super simple and enjoyable!
First, you need to find a local service agency in your area. We chose to go through a local church to find a family we could adopt this year. The organization you choose to go through will help you find the right size of family that will fit within your budget. This is the exciting part because you’ll be able to find out the names of the kids you’ll be buying gifts for and you’ll also receive their wish lists. This year we have three awesome kids we will be buying gifts for and they are James, Johanna and Linda.
Once you have your family and their wish lists, all you need to do is go shopping and bring the gifts back to your local agency. It’s that simple! For our family, we chose to make it a company wide event. We wrapped a donation box and placed it in the break room so everyone from the Customized Girl team could have a chance to make a money donation to help us buy gifts. The response in donations was amazing and we can’t wait to go shopping for our family!
A big thank you to all of you who are making a statement by adopting a family for Christmas or volunteering in some other way to make Christmas special for others this year!
4 December 2013
Category: Behind The Seams, Custom Shirts
Bring on the Christmas songs, wish lists, eggnog, and of course, Christmas sweaters for the ugly sweater party you’ll likely be invited to this year. Once you get your hands on one of these custom Christmas sweaters, you will find yourself wearing it multiple times, and not just to the ugly sweater party!
When you get invited, don’t waste time searching through countless thrift shops looking for the perfect sweater. Instead, create the one you want at Customized Girl! The best part about customizing your sweater with us is that you won’t have to settle for a sweater with a big moose or tree on it. Instead, have something on your sweater that you will enjoy like a big mustache or a cat! How cool is that?
Plus, our sweater designs are printed, not stitched, so there’s no itch! That means you’ll be comfortable and looking good during the whole party!
Want Christmas Sweaters? We’ve got them!
Now technically, most of these items are marketed by the manufacturers as “sweatshirts”. But these days, it seems like “sweater” is becoming synonymous with “non-hooded sweatshirt”. Maybe it’s a regional thing. We certainly think all of our triblend sweatshirts, sloucky wideneck sweatshirts, and cardigans can be fairly classified as “sweaters”.
2 December 2013
Category: Behind The Seams, Look Books
1 December 2013
Category: Coupon Codes, Promo Codes
It’s December. Who couldn’t use a little extra savings around the holidays? Use the promo code below and save on custom apparel and accessories this month.
Use coupon code CGD12 at checkout and get $5 off your order of $30 or more! Offer expires 12/31/2013 at 11:59PM EST.
27 November 2013
Category: Behind The Seams
Time to get out those dreidels and candles for the menorah because the festival of lights known as Hanukkah is here! Hanukkah is a traditional Jewish holiday that commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Usually, Hanukkah is celebrated by spinning the dreidel, but this year you can celebrate with a custom Hanukkah shirt or other piece of Hanukkah apparel!
Check out the great gift options we have at Customized Girl for everyone in the family! Celebrate this year in style!
27 November 2013
Category: Contests, Custom Lifestyle
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The contest begins at 9:00 a.m EST on November 27, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on December 11, 2013.
How To Enter:
- You must have a Pinterest account to enter this contest. Accounts are free at http://pinterest.com.
- Follow Customized Girl on Pinterest.
- Create a board entitled “Customized Girl Wish List”.
- Pin at least five Customized Girl items onto this board. You can pin directly from customizedgirl.com or from our “Custom Products from Customized Girl” board.
- Tag all of your pins with #cgwishlist.
- Comment on our pin announcing the contest with a link to your board.
Prizes and Selections Of Winners:
Customized Girl will select two (2) winners in a random drawing held on or about December 11, 2013, from among all eligible entries received. Each winner will receive a $100 electronic gift certificate to Customized Girl. Prizes are non-transferable prior to award and must be accepted as awarded. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Limit one prize per person.
The potential winners will be tagged in the comments of the contest pin and/or messaged via Twitter or Facebook accounts associated with entrant’s Pinterest account. The prize will be emailed upon acceptance.
Terms and Conditions:
- Only one entry per person.
- Must be at least 16 years of age to enter.
- eRetailing Associates, LLC employees and their immediate families are not eligible to win.
- By participating in the contest, you release and agree to hold eRetailing Associates, LLC, their respective subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, and employees harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind arising out of or in connection with your participation in the contest or your creation and sharing of pin boards, or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injuries, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, whether suffered by you or a third party. The contest is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law, and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
- This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Pinterest. By entering in this promotion you agree to a complete release of Pinterest from any claims.
- For international shipping, please be aware, you are responsible for any taxes or duties that might be applied to your package after it has left our facility.
26 November 2013
Category: Look Books
25 November 2013
Category: Look Books
25 November 2013
Category: Behind The Seams
One of the best parts about Christmas is picking out the perfect Christmas tree and decorating it with lights and ornaments. But not every ornament is created equal and it takes a one-of-kind ornament to earn the coveted center-of-the-tree spot! This spot is reserved for only the very best ornaments and if you are not the only one decorating the tree this year, there could be quite the battle over this prime piece of real estate!
Everyone will want to put their favorite ornament in the center of the tree so it is seen first, but not all ornaments will make the cut. Those ornaments that have meaning and have been on the tree since you can remember are always must-haves, whereas those generic Christmas ornaments that you can find at any store just might not be good enough. It is always the custom ornaments that have your name on it or represent something you love that get placed in the middle of the tree.
At Customized Girl, you can create these one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments that you will be excited to place on the tree every Christmas. It’s fun to create custom ornaments for yourself and your own tree, but it’s even better to make custom ornaments as Christmas gifts! Your friends and family will enjoy the custom gift made by you and it will instantly be a staple ornament on their tree every year!