11 March 2015
Category: Statement Makers
Last year we established Customized Girl’s statement maker scholarship. We are all about statement makers and celebrating those who have an important message to share with the world. Statements are what we love and that’s why our scholarship is centered on not only making them but helping spread their awareness. Every girl has a statement to make and we wanted to give a platform to those individuals who wanted to have their voice heard. With this platform we also wanted to offer the opportunity for these young, inspirational women to win money to go towards their college tuition.
Once again, we received hundreds of amazing and motivational submissions that made this year’s decision extra difficult. Each statement had it’s own personality and powerful voice but there was one statement that intrigued our judge’s the most.
Customized Girl is proud to announce our second annual statement maker scholarship winner of $2,500 – Maggie Noriega!
Maggie’s statement: Live your life as if you had an infinite amount of confetti.
We love this statement because it is important message to everyone to not sweat the small stuff and to live your life to the fullest. Sometimes we all can get lost in insignificant tasks or drama that come with life but all that matters is what makes you happy and what legacy you want to leave in this world. It’s a great message to celebrate even the smallest success’ that you accomplish and if you fail – pick yourself back up and try again.
Recently, we sat down and talked to Maggie and asked her why this statement is so important to her and her plans for school and beyond. This is what she had to say:
What are you looking forward to the most in your college career?
I look forward to meeting new people and exploring new places. I can’t wait to experience the changes college will bring.
What are your hobbies?
A main hobby of mine is watching movies. I’ve seen 45 out of 100 movies on the American Film Institute’s “100 greatest American Films of all time” list. My goal is to watch all 100 of them by the end of 2015! I also love hiking, listening to music, and going to museums.
Why is this statement so important to you?
I love this quote because it’s saying to celebrate every happy, successful, and joyous moment in your life. It reminds me to enjoy the little things, and don’t be afraid to celebrate even the tiniest success. It also reminds me to be grateful for everything that I am lucky to have.
How did you come across this statement? Is it something someone told you or did you come up with it yourself?
I actually overheard this statement from a crew leader while I was working in Yellowstone. Thanks Jarrett! I never thought something so brief, that wasn’t even said to me directly would impact my life in such a positive way.
What does the world need to know about you?
I think the world needs to know that I want to make a positive change. In the earth, myself, and the people around me. Also they need to know how appreciative I am for this award! It’s so cool to be recognized for something so small. A last thank you to everyone that has been in my life so far. Excited to see where the future will take me!
We were inspired by Maggie’s statement and hope it can inspire more girls to stand up and be statement makers.
Congrats Maggie – We wish you all the best in college!
No worries if you missed out entering this year. We will host our scholarship annually before the start of every school. Stay updated with Customized Girl and make sure to check out last years scholarship winner!
1 March 2015
Category: Coupon Codes, Promo Codes
Spring break and Easter are just around the corner so make sure you order your custom spring break shirt and custom Easter gifts now! Use the coupon code below to save!
Use coupon code MARCG at checkout and get 8% off orders of $40.00 or more! Offer expires 3/31/2015 at 11:59PM EST.
27 February 2015
At Customized Girl we can’t get enough of storefronts that have passion in spreading awareness and earning funds for a greater cause. That is why Twenty Paws Rescue is our storefront of the month. Twenty Paws Rescue is a small rescue that focuses primarily on the “bully” breeds to provide them with warm and loving care until they find a forever home, including foster and veterinary care.
Each design in their storefront is created by the owners in honor of dogs that have that been in the rescue. You won’t be able to find designs that are this unique, creative, and that have such a great purpose and meaning anywhere else. Help support their cause by not only purchasing a tee or tank but by visiting their website to find out more about their efforts.
We love Twenty Paws Rescue’s passion and commitment to their cause to keep every shelter cage empty. In their own words “by wearing our merchandise, we can fight animal abuse, neglect, ignorance, and overpopulation together!” And with custom designs so cute – how can you not purchase a tee, tank, or sweatshirt to help keep dogs out of shelters and put them into loving homes.
27 February 2015
Category: St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and that means big and small cities are getting last minute preparations together for the greenest holiday of the season! It doesn’t matter if you plan on watching the parade or parading yourself to the local bars – your green attire is crucial to your day of activities especially if you are a classy lassie.
Ladies put a lot of time and effort into their St. Patrick’s Day outfit. Are you a trend setter that wants to get noticed among the crowd or is a classic design more of your style? Customized Girl has put together some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day shirts for women that will satisfy the biggest party-goer, the funniest of friends, and even the expecting mother.
Kiss Me I’m Irish
Shamrock and Clover
Looking for a St. Patrick’s Day shirt but lack the creativity to come up with a unique design? Don’t worry! We have filled our gallery with new and trendy Irish designs that are guaranteed to be the best! We know every girl has their own style so we make sure to keep a wide selection of shirts that any design can be added to. Take any design from our gallery and easily swap out the product to whatever style you like best. It’s as simple as that!
Need something extra unique or a large order for your group this year? Let us know and we’d be more than happy to help you achieve the design you are looking for!
26 February 2015
A lot has happened with storefronts at Customized Girl in the last couple of months. We have rolled out some new storefront features and are gearing up for the next marketing pushes. With so many new additions, we want to make sure all storefront owners are up to date and have all the appropriate information to help better market and promote their great efforts.
New Storefront Features
Upload Image tab in the Design Center is way faster
If you ever uploaded a lot of high-res images to your account, you might have noticed that the Upload Image tab within the Design Center could get pretty slow. Well not any more! If you do currently have a lot of images in this tab, click on it, and wait for just a minute. The system will generate thumbnail previews for all of your images. The next time to you visit the Design Center, from any browser or device, this tab will load much more quickly.
Add an image to the design details page
If you have an image that you’d like to display on the design details page (maybe it is a photo of someone wearing your design, maybe it’s a matching-best-friends design), you can now upload it right below the Add to Cart button! You can also link that photo a unique tag in the gallery. So if you have one design that is part of a set, you can add a unique tag to each design in the set, and then upload an image and link the image to that unique tag.
We personally love this feature because customers love to see photos of people wearing the product. It helps them make better purchase decisions and more importantly, they get to see how other customers love your product. This is also a great feature if you want to show off your front and back design in one image to promote on social media.
Social Media icons
Under your storefront description you will now notice a Twitter and Facebook like and share button. This feature makes it easier for storefront owners to share their storefronts with friends and family or for customer who want to share your products on social media!
Not only does Customized Girl like to stay on the latest trends but we also work on a holiday schedule. The below is a list of what we expect to promote and push in designs and products in the next few months:
St. Patrick’s Day – With St. Patrick’s Day being the next big holiday a lot of customers are looking for that unique and green design to catch people’s attention. Customized Girl has recently added a large collection of new and trendy art to the gallery to help with your designs. Green apparel is always the biggest hit with bar crawls, running events, and businesses who are doing their own promoting on St. Patrick’s Day.
Spring Break – This winter has been real rough for our customers and we are sure everyone is thinking about hot sandy beaches for their spring break destinations this year. Our neon apparel, crop tops, and bathing suits with trendy or even hilarious designs concepts are the best sellers for spring break activities.
Easter – Easter is on April 5th this year and our biggest product pushes are in our custom stuffed animals and first Easter onesies.
Spring Sports – Sports is one of our biggest niche markets on Customized Girl so if sports concepts are your game then design on. A list of sports played in the spring are baseball, softball, soccer, and lacrosse. Let us know if we’ve missed any!
Prom – If you didn’t know that Prom is important then let us tell you a thing or two about promposals. It’s a big deal. Cute and clever ways to ask their dates to prom is in and our prom bears give the user a classic but customized way of asking their date to prom.
We’re marketing your designs too!
Here at Customized Girl we love seeing all of your unique and creative designs so we do our best to promote them as much as possible. For example:
We incorporate your designs int our Polyvore sets! (This design has since been used in tons of other Polyvore sets.)
We add your designs to our landing pages (like the one for Matching Best Friend shirts!)
We include a “featured storefront” in our marketing emails!
We write about storefronts on our blog!
Last but not least, our Plush Tiger is currently sold out. The manufacturer expects new inventory to be available in mid-March
It’s always useful to closely follow along with the Customized Girl blog to see what is trending, what we are promoting, and all the great additions in art and products that have been recently added to the website. If you need information on Customized Girl storefronts check out our FAQ or email us at CGstores@eretailing.com.
19 February 2015
Category: New Art, St. Patrick's Day
Parades, marathons, or drinking green beer – St. Patrick’s Day has many reasons to celebrate. St. Patrick’s Day is associated with everything Irish: shamrocks, luck, and anything green and gold. With that being said, March 17th is the one day to wear all things green. What you wear on St. Patrick’s Day can say a lot about you as a person and your personality. Finding the perfect St. Day Patrick’s gear can be time consuming and a piece by piece process. Stop your searching because Customized Girl has all your St. Patrick’s Day needs from your head to your toes.
Customized Girl offers the trendiest in not only the product styles but also with art. We have added new art to our gallery this year to create the perfect St. Patrick’s Day shirt no matter what reason you may be celebrating this year! Beer, bows, and clover text art are just a few new additions. We have a large gallery of art that would work for St. Patrick’s Day running shirts or even St. Patrick’s Day rhinestone shirts for the ladies who really want to bling out. Make your statement this year by customizing your very own design!
Do you love St. Patrick’s Day as much as we do? Send us your amazing pictures with your custom St. Patrick’s Day shirts!
11 February 2015
Category: St. Patrick's Day
Run, walk, jog, or crawl – it doesn’t even matter! Kickoff your St. Patrick’s Day in a healthy way. Before the cheers and green beers start flowing begin your St. Patrick’s Day with a run. You’ll feel a little better about yourself burning those morning calories when you consume those liquid calories later in the afternoon. Our St. Patrick’s Day running gear is great for bulk orders and even better for individual runners who want to celebrate their running achievements. Be extra festive this year and let Customized Girl help you gear up for your run with custom St. Patrick’s Day running gear.
St. Patrick’s Day races are not always fun and games but usually have a deeper cause to raise funds or awareness. Customized Girl has large selection of green apparel and accessories that can help promote your cause or sponsor your event. We already provide a variety of designs to that can easily be customized to include names and dates. Our design center makes it effortless to upload your logo or sponsors logo. Know exactly what you want for this years race and don’t see it in our gallery? Let us know and we would be more than happy to help you achieve the perfect design!