11 November 2011

Happy Veterans Day

Each year on November 11th, we take time to honor those who have served in the military, as well as those who are currently in the service.  Veterans Day is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, and marks the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.

We have observed Veterans Day with parades, speeches, and patriotic celebrations since its inception in 1919.  Author of the article, “Interesting Veterans Day Facts” Katherine Lewis, lists the following Veterans Day statistics:

Facts and Information:

In 2008 there were 23.2 million military veterans in the U.S. Of those:

  • 1.9 million were under the age of 35
  • 1.8 million were female
  • 9.2 million were 65 or older
  • 1.1 million were Hispanic
  • 2.3 million were black

Veterans by the War

A third of all living veterans served during the Vietnam War. In 2008, there were:

  • 7.8 million Vietnam-era veterans. (1964-1975)
  • 5.2 million Gulf War veterans. Of these, 16% were women. (August 1990 to present)
  • 2.6 million World War II veterans. (1941-1945)
  • 2.8 million Veterans of the Korean War. (1950-1953)
  • 50,000 veterans of both the Vietnam and Gulf War eras.

We celebrate and honor veterans of the past, but make sure you thank a living veteran and try to attend a parade or celebration in your community! It really does mean a lot to them!

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10 November 2011

Customize Military Photo Gifts This Holiday Season!

Have a Military family in your life? Show ‘em some love! Our custom Military designs are perfect for any soldier and make great gifts for their families! Our easy-to-use design center is hassle free allows you to go above and beyond the call of gift-giving duty! Here’s how!

Step 1. Go to CustomizedGirl.com

Step 2. You now have two options. You can either “Start with a Blank Item“, and add your design from scratch, or you can use the “Start with a Design“menu to find a variety of our most popular designs.  In this tutorial, I am going to select to “Start with a Blank Item.”

Step 3. Choose your item. CustomizedGirl.com has a huge selection from junior and relaxed fit shirts to mens and youth shirts.  We also have a variety of accessories. If you need more than one style (like both mens and womens shirts) for your order, that’s no problem. We’ll address that later in Step 7. Just choose one of our items to begin.

Step 4. Let’s say you chose the Junior Fit 1/2 Zip Hooded Tee. You are now in the easy-to-use Customized Girl Design Center. The first thing you can do is start adding your very own text. You can then change your text size, font, color, and even add an outline color. You can also arch your text.

Step 5. In addition to adding your own image, you can also choose an image from the Customized Girl Library. By  clicking the “Add Art” tab you are able to search images by category.  This example will be a gift for an Army Wife.

Step 5. To upload your own image, simply click our “Upload Image” tab. From there, you are able to search your computer in order to find the photo you would like on your item. Once the photo has been uploaded, the placement and size can be adjusted. Text can also be added. I am going to upload my photo to the back of my design.

Step 6. Once your design is complete, you are ready to add the size and quantity of the item to your shopping cart.  You are then ready to select the “Checkout” option.

Step 7. If you would like to add to your order by adding your design to a different item, select the “Copy Design” button. You will then be directed back to the design center where you can choose another item from the menu by selecting the “Swap Item” tab.

Step 8. For this example, I am also going to design a Gerber Onesie. Once my item has been selected, my previous design will be automatically uploaded and any needed adjustments can be made.

Step 9. Now that I have customized all of my items, my order is complete. I can now add the sizes and quantity of this item, add them to my cart, and proceed to “Checkout.”

Not only do these Military designs make great Christmas gifts, they are perfect for the whole family and any time of the year. Customized Girl has a variety of Military inspired art and would love to help customize a one-of-a kind piece for your loved one. Visit our Holiday Gift Center to see all of our gifting ideas!

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9 November 2011

Custom Uniforms for Your Business! CG Fan Spotlight, Lumsden Florist

Looking for a fun way to get creative with your everyday uniforms? Design your own!  This week’s CG Fan Spotlight showcases the designs of Lumsden Florist in Canada.  Below is what Rachel had to say!

“At Lumsden Florist etc. these shirts are our fun and versatile employee “uniforms”.  We wear them everywhere – at local outdoor markets, the local pub, horseback riding and of course, in our store!  People ask me about them all the time and I send them to customizedgirl.com to make their own personalized attire.”

Rachel designed these Junior Fit Basic Tees and this Guys Fleece Track Jacket. But wait! Customized Girl doesn’t just stop at uniforms! Check out our custom mousepads and coffee mugs that are perfect for sporting your business’s logo!

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8 November 2011

Promo Codes for the Week of 11/07/11

Let your voice be heard by picking your favorite discount! Choose from $5 off (code CG118A) or 15% off (code CG118B) your order! Hurry and shop now! These offers end 11/14/11, 11:59 EST.

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7 November 2011

New Military Art!

 

New Military Rank and Insignia Art! …and yes, printing on sleeves and shoulders is coming soon!

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4 November 2011

Top 10 Holiday Gifts For Under $20

The holiday season is right around the corner, and here at Customized Girl making one-of-a kind custom gifts is our specialty! Trying to save some pennies this year? This post offers some of our best gift ideas for under $20 dollars! With so many affordable options, you’ll be on everyone’s nice list next year!


    Personalized Holiday Stocking only $9.97

1. Personalized Holiday Stocking only $9.97: Stockings are a must have for the holiday season! Not only do they make  a one of a kind gift for your friends and family, they are perfect for stuffing all of your personalized gifts in!

     

    Personalized Teddy Bear with Tee Shirt only $17.97

2. Personalized Teddy Bear only $17.97: This personalized teddy bear is great for any occasion! Customize one of our plush animals for a gift that your loved one will keep forever!

3Personalized Pillowcase only $15.97: Customizing a pillowcase is a perfect gift for anyone regardless of age or gender. Personalize the most comfy part of the bed with a custom gift that your friends and family will love!

4. Personalized Shot Glass only $9.97: Need a stocking stuffer? This custom shot glass is perfect for anyone (of legal age of course)! Customize this piece with art, text, or even a photo! Perfect for group gifts!

5. Custom Stickers only $5.97: This lightweight and affordable option is a great gift idea that is perfect to use year round! You can mail this gift, or place it in an unexpected spot for a holiday surprise, and with tons of design and shape options, customizing just got more fun!

6. Custom Ceramic Coffee Mug only $14.97: Want to give your boss or favorite teacher a one-of-a kind Christmas gift? These affordable ceramic coffee mugs are perfect! Customize this gift with any text and image for a personalized touch that’s sure to make you teacher’s pet!

7. CustomGerber Onesie only$13.97: Customized Girl even has options for the tiniest of gift receivers! These baby onesies make perfect gifts and can be designed for any occasion!

8. Custom T-shirts only $15.97: The list wouldn’t be complete without our basic tees! They are absolutely perfect for the holidays and can be customized for any occasion, so they’re great year round. This product is available in men’s, women’s, and youth styles making it a family must have this season!

9. Custom Can Koozie only $11.97: Having a holiday party? These can koozies are perfect party favors! Customize this affordable item for one of a kind stocking stuffers!

10. Custom Drawstring Bag only$14.97: These drawstring bags make great Christmas gifts! A custom cheerleading bag makes a perfect gift to cheer about! Customize a bag to fit any personality and fill it with smaller gifts for an added surprise (like 1-9 on the list)!

 

So c’mon, let us take some of the holiday edge off. Customizing affordable one of a kind gifts just got easier! Visit CustomizedGirl.com today and Shop Gifts Under $20 Now!

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3 November 2011

How to Make Custom Photo Gifts for the Holidays!

Want to make a one of a kind photo gift this holiday season? This post offers step-by-step instructions on how to design a custom photo gift that is perfect for anyone on your nice list!

Step 1. Go to CustomizedGirl.com

Step 2. You now have two options. You can either “Start with a Blank Item“, and add your design from scratch, or you can use the “Start with a Design“menu to find a variety of our most popular designs.  In this tutorial, I am going to select to “Start with a Blank Item.”

Step 3. Choose your item. CustomizedGirl.com has a huge selection from junior and relaxed fit shirts to mens and youth shirts.  We also have a variety of accessories. If you need more than one style (like both mens and womens shirts) for your order, that’s no problem. We’ll address that later in Step 7. Just choose one of our items to begin.

Step 4. Let’s say you chose the Junior Fit Basic Tee (our best selling t-shirt!). You are now in the easy-to-use Customized Girl Design Center. The first thing you can do is start adding your very own text. You can then change your text size, font, color, and even add an outline color. You can also arch your text. This example will be a custom gift for mom!



Step 5. To upload your image, simply click our “Upload Image” tab. From there, you are able to search your computer in order to find the photo you would like on your item. Once the photo has been uploaded, the placement and size can be adjusted.

 

Step 6. You now have the option to add names or numbers to the back of your item. If you don’t want to add names and/or numbers, then simply enter your desired size and quantity and click the “Add to Cart” button.

Step 7. Once in the shopping cart, now you are able  to quickly and easily add more styles with the same design to your cart.  The “Copy Design” button will take you back to the Design Center, where you can click the “Swap Out Item” tab, choose the category from the drop down menu, then select your item.

Once all of your items have been selected you’re ready to check out!  Don’t forget, you can also create your own custom hoodiescustom bags, and even your own personalized pillowcases! Check out our gallery of photo gifts today!

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3 November 2011

Customize Shirts for Your Business. CG Spotlight: Sheryl

Hey CG Fans! This week we wanted to give a shout out to one of our great fans, Sheryl.  Sheryl is the author of a powerful series that aims to help parents who have lost a child due to addiction.  The books contain several stories from parents along with information concerning addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Sheryl designed this Misses Relaxed Fit Basic Tee to help spread her message!

If you or someone  you know has suffered a similar loss, or struggles with addiction, Sheryl’s books can be purchased at Amazon.com or on her website.

Customized Girl can help you spread any message with our wide selection of men’s, women’s, and youth apparel. And don’t forget about our accessories! Want to make an impact? Get customizing!

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1 November 2011

Promo Codes for the Week of 11/01/11

Customize our aprons for a one of a kind holiday gift! Use code CG1101 to receive $5 off of your order! Hurry, this code ends 11/07/11!

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