From Custom Shorts to Mythical Backsides to Supporting a Cause

For those of you that don’t know, Customized Girl offers more than just awesome custom shirts. We also have custom shorts AND a really great storefront platform that allows anyone and everyone to create and sell their unique designs through their very own store hosted by Customized Girl.

Some of our store owners are really killing it. We wanted to call out one of those people in particular, Carly Leeson. Carly owns the store Mythical Backsides. Here, she sells shorts that have fun mythical creature names written across the back. How did she come up this idea? And why is her store one of a kind? Keep reading to find out.|

We reached out to Leeson to get some insight on how her store came about. She told us that “The store started with a silly text post on Tumblr by user typhlosionns: Booty shorts that say goblin on the butt.”

This sparked an idea. “I thought this was hilarious and decided to create a few designs for different mythical creatures. Enough people were interested in buying them that I decided to make this store.” Leeson explained. She saw an awesome opportunity to create something unique and went for it.

Although Customized Girl offers royalties to their store owners for every design sold, Leeson’s end goal was not to earn money for herself. She had something much bigger in mind. Carly shared with us that “Depression and suicide and addiction are quiet, sometimes invisible killers – in the past 5 years I have lost both of my parents and several friends to depression and suicide.” Because this topic is one that is so close to her, she decided that anything earned through her Mythical Backsides Store would be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Carly chose to donate her earnings to AFSP because it does a great job at promoting and providing education centered around mental health issues and is actively trying to change the negative stigma around this topic.

We were also curious as to why Carly chose to use Customized Girl to launch her creative Mythical Backsides store. She said: “I chose Customized Girl because of the user friendly interface that has a ton of options for tweaking designs to make your garment perfect. The quality of printing and the options available really are top notch compared to other custom sites.”

This is something we pride ourselves in. We love being able to offer our customers tons of different products to design on while making it as easy as possible. We’ve also really started ramping up our selection of Plus Size Apparel, which happens to be another one of the reasons Carly chose Customized Girl for her storefront: “I am a plus sized girl and Customized Girl is one of the few sites I could find that offered any plus options at all. It’s an amazing feeling for bigger women to see clothes we want actually available in our size!” We have plans to expand our selection of curvy items even further. One of our goals is to cater to all types of bodies, so it’s great to hear positive feedback!

We just wanted to give a huge shout out to Carly for doing something really great and allowing Customized Girl to be a part of it. Are you a storefront owner doing something spectacular? Let us know! Shoot us your story at: CGstores@eretailing.com.

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Customized Girl Coupon Code for March 2019

Another month has come and gone. Can you believe it’s basically MARCH?! We can’t. Spring is right around the corner, and we want to start things off right. That means, you guessed it, a coupon code! Take $5 off any order of $40 or more with code:

CHRM

This code is good through the end of March – 3/31/19.

Thinking of ways to hit that $40? We’ve got a couple of ideas for you. Spring sports season is coming up, and we’ve got tons of sports designs to choose from. Whether you’re a fan, player, coach, or parent – we’ve got you covered. Spring also means more vacations and family reunions! If you’re looking to snag a bunch of t-shirts for the whole crew, checkout our huge selection of matching family vacation tees. We’ve got awesome group discounts on orders of 6 or more. Perfect for big family get togethers!

Happy March, everyone!

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Prep for Spring with Custom Shirts and a Customized Girl Coupon Code

Get $10 off any order of $100 or more using this code:

TENT

This is our monthly coupon code, which means it lasts the entire month of February, which also means it expires February 28th.

That’s right, it’s the shortest monthly coupon code of the year. In fact, that’s true ever year of the February code.

Anyway, there’s a bunch of stuff to do this month, beyond wondering what happened to those other February days.

If you’re assembling your friends into a St. Patrick’s Day Drinking Team, well, you’ll all need matching custom shirts, right? Start customizing St. Patty’s Tees & Tanks right here.

Mardi Gras 2019 is March 5th. That’s much later than last year, but it will still be here in a hurry. Make your own purple, green, and gold designs on custom Mardi Gras shirts over here.

And of course, we have lots of Spring Sports happening! If you’re a track mom or a baseball girlfriend or an athlete yourself, feel free to drill down into any of our Sports & Fitness subcategories!

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2018 Customized Girl Statement Maker Scholarship Winners

Another year, another scholarship contest closed! As always, we had some amazing entries for this year’s Customized Girl Scholarship. Our Statement Maker contest is centered around those who are looking to make a difference by sharing a powerful message with the rest of the world. Our job is to help bring that message to life by spreading it around. For the past 6 years, the Customized Girl Statement Maker Scholarship has helped students achieve their academic goals. Each candidate that was selected provided a bold and impactful statment that we knew the rest of the world needed to hear. We are so very excited and extremely honored to share with you the 5 amazing winners of 2018. We asked each of them these 3 questions:

1.) Describe yourself in three words?
2.) What is your ideal career path?
3.) Why is this statement important to you?


Tabitha Hunt

Statement: Success is to live life surrounded by your passions

1.) The three words that best describe me are determined, conscientious and empathetic.

2.) My ideal career path is to become an Elementary School Teacher.  I’m currently working toward my AA transfer to a bachelors degree program in Elementary Education at Washington State University 2020.

3.) Success is to live life surrounded by your passions. This statement embodies how I strive to live my life surrounding myself with people and the things I love. Particularly after completing  my bachelors degree, I will have the ability to work in an atmosphere where I can fully embrace my passions and enjoy the essence of living a successful life!


Amber Rivera

Statement: Trust your fear enough to let it push you to be your best self


1.) Amiable, Strongwilled, Sensible

2.) My ideal career is a sustainable consultant because it aligns my interest in business and my passion for taking care of the environment. I wanted to make a difference in the world around me, and I debated different careers that allowed me to accomplish that. I thought about politics, law, and medicine; then I realized that I spend a great deal of time reading about environmental issues and I was most interested in my business class.  I think that the business world wants to be more sustainable moving forward and helping to achieve that ideal of sustainable business is an ideal career for me. 

2.) My ideal career is a sustainable consultant because it aligns my interest in business and my passion for taking care of the environment. I wanted to make a difference in the world around me, and I debated different careers that allowed me to accomplish that. I thought about politics, law, and medicine; then I realized that I spend a great deal of time reading about environmental issues and I was most interested in my business class.  I think that the business world wants to be more sustainable moving forward and helping to achieve that ideal of sustainable business is an ideal career for me.


Sally Lott

Statement: Be the change you want -for the future that we need.


1. Driven, confident, and kind.

2. I haven’t totally decided- but I either want to go into law, or into government and public administration.

3. I chose this statement because I am a firm believer that you have to be the change that you want to see. I feel that currently we are all more divided than ever; but I think that (the young people especially) are also more driven than ever! And I really do believe that we will be able to create the future that we want and need.


Rebekah Nelson

Statement: Do what you love and let it consume you 


1. Creative, Compassionate, Hardworking

2. My ideal career path is not clear to me right now, but am entering college in the fall of 2019 and will soon figure it all out. Being the creative and hardworking person I am, I do know however that I want to utilize my art and organization skills in some way to benefit and bring joy to others. I’ve always loved art as a child and was surrounded by many family members who loved it as well. So, it only makes sense to follow my heart and continue on the family tradition that is rooted deep in my bones.

3. I instantly fell in love with this statement when I read it, choosing to make it my mantra. In society, following our passions is usually considered something positive and highly encouraged right until the moment it involves being an artist. I made this my mantra to remind me daily that my passions are my passions for a reason, and I should never apologize or stray from them just to satisfy others.


Celeste Paglialunga

Statement: Kindness is the greatest superpower


1. I would say I am kind, open-minded, and hard-working.

2. My ideal career path is to get my Bachelors and Masters in Nursing and to work in a big hospital. 

3. This statement is important to me because being kind can make anyone’s day, and being kind brings people together.


We can’t thank you enough for sharing your inspirational statements with us and the world! We hope that this has motivated more young adults out there to become Statment Makers. We also wanted to give a big thanks to everyone who submitted a statement for the scholarship contest this year. Keep being awesome and we hope to see you next year (unless you graduated, in which case…congratulations!) We love hearing the statements and messages that you all think are important, so keep sharing in the comments below.

For 2019, we are going to change things up a bit. Two winners. $500 each. We’re asking you to post your “statement for the world” on Instagram. We can’t wait to see what’s in store! Until next year, Statement Makers!

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Customized Girl Coupon Code for January 2019

2019! Holy moly. A new year. One year away from 2020.

Here is our coupon code for January which expires – you guessed it – at the end of January.

Use code NEWY for $4.00 off any order of $40.00 or more.

Feel free to use that code on any order, but we do want to take this time to remind you about Valentine’s Day. It’s coming up!

Maybe you have a loved one, a husband, a child, a niece or nephew, that might like a personalized gift?

A teddy bear with a name? Some pajamas with a name? Or underwear that says things we can definitely not mention in this blog?

Custom Teddy BEars

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How to Shop for Custom Bags & Backpacks: Tips for Dance Moms, Cheer Moms, and More

Custom Dance Bags

To be completely clear, we sell Custom Bags here at Customized Girl. This post will not be without a strong pro-Customized-Girl bias.

But that also makes us the experts, right? Who better to offer advice?

Of course, most of this advice will involve “buy it from Customized Girl!” We just love being transparent.

TIP #1: Nfinity is the brand.

One brand seems to stand the tallest in the minds of cheerleaders today, and that is Nfinity. Yes, we sell custom nfinity bags.

Why is it so popular? Well, it’s a really nice backpack. It’s huge. It has tons of compartments. The front section is detachable (suddenly it’s a purse!).

It all started with cheerleaders, but this brand has spread to other groups too: dancers, gymnasts, and anyone else looking for a fine backpack.

There are two main types of Nfinity bags:

First is the classic Black backpack. It will cost around $100. It’s great.

Second is the Sparkle backpack. It costs significantly more, around $120.

Nfinity Sparkle Backpack

But despite the higher price point, it’s actually more popular. There are several reasons for this. If you’re willing to drop $100+ on a sporty backpack, might as well push for something extra special, right? Another reason: it’s so sparkly. Extreme sparkles.

It’s also popular because it’s hard to get! Our supply of the main Black Backpack is somewhat consistent, but the Sparkle Bag sells out regularly.

To summarize the first tip: if you’re trying to make a custom Nfinity Backpack, and we have them in stock, then don’t wait! Especially if you want to get the sparkle bag. Jump on that as soon as you can.

TIP #2: Make it one-of-a-kind with customization.

You can get a duffel bag just about anywhere and call it a “dance bag”.

If you’re looking for something special, customize it with any text you want. Add your dancer’s name, initials, or even an inside joke. Do you have a special nickname that she loves? Want to her remind her of that one time you guys laughed and laughed?

At Customized Girl, you can make a custom dance bag, and it can say literally whatever you want.

Lot’s of places offer custom bags, right? Well, kind of. They offer a limited selection of personalization options, yes. But they can’t print ink on the vinyl-like material that makes up most duffel bags and backpacks.

They could screenprint, but then you have to buy like 36 of them.

They could embroider, but then you’d have a limited number of options and fonts. And embroidery gets expensive. There’s lots of set-up.

We do something different with our decoration. We use an ultra-thin, precision-cut film or foil material that is then heat pressed onto your bag. It’s great for custom bags that are meant to last forever, especially if you are buying just one. (We call this “no minimums” in the biz.)

This means also means we can offer a huge variety of font options and a huge variety of art options. Just hit that Add Art tab design in our design center and you’ll have access to our enormous library of art.

TIP #3: Price can vary widely.

One more thing that we like to brag about: all the prices on our site include customization.

Those $100 Nfinity backpacks I mentioned earlier? You can find them elsewhere for $100, but at Customized Girl, you can get them for $100 with personalization.

If $100 feels steep, don’t worry, we offer a large range of prices. Make tote bags for under $15. Make custom duffels for under $30.

Are you shopping for a specific athlete with a favorite sport? Follow these links below:

Or see all of our custom bags here.

In fact, we have bag designs that you can customize for pretty much every sport, so you can also go to CustomizedGirl.com and use the search bar to find almost anything!

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Customized Girl Coupon Code for December 2018

This is shaping up to be our best December ever and we can’t thank our customers enough.

It’s been an incredibly 14 year journey. That’s pretty long for an internet startup! Here’s to 14 more. Or actually, how about 114 more years?

Anyway, here is our monthly coupon code for December 2018:

Use code DEC5 for $5 off any order of $50 or more.

Hey, you know what? Five dollars is also the cost of economy shipping. That means… you could get… free shipping at $50!

Or you can spend $75, get free shipping, and also get $5 off! (Economy shipping is always free at $70+.)

So start shopping now!

Custom Christmas Sweatshirts and Shirts

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Custom Sweatsuits

The Jersey Shore Guys Were Wearing our Custom Sweatsuits at The Situation’s Wedding

Very exciting news for all of us here at Customized Girl. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his beautiful wife Lauren Pesce wore our Custom Sweatsuits on the day of their wedding.

In fact, all the guys from the Jersey Shore wore custom printed hoodies and sweatpants. They posed together for this incredible photo, and we have to talk about why we like it so much.

First of all, the sweatsuits themselves. Gold ink printed on black full-zip hoodies and black joggers. White trim. White drawstrings. High contrast. Just beautiful.

Secondly, the room. Beige walls with dark gray (almost black) curtains. And then, more gold! Gold on the curtain, in both the pattern and the tassles. Gold lighting fixtures with dangling crystals.

The sweatsuits in front of this perfect backdrop, and a bunch of great smiles, make for a terrific photo.

Laruen's Hitchuation Sweatsuit

Lauren was also wearing a gold design printed on a black sweatsuit, and she too looked amazing leaning back on a white couch.

Her full zip hoodies says “Mrs. Situation” on the front and “The Hitchuation” on the back, a joke which is still very funny to us. The Hitchuation. Lol.

We wish the newlyweds all the happiness in the world, forever and ever. Thanks so much to them and everyone who took these photos. Credit to Anthony Serrantonio for the photo of Mike.

If you want to design your own, check out our custom sweatsuits here.

Situation Sweatsuits

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Our Breast Cancer Fundraising Partner for 2018: Side-Out.org

This October, we raised $613.90 for Side-Out.org.

 

Side-Out

 

Side-Out’s Mission:

Through youth education and empowerment, The Side-Out Foundation unifies the volleyball community to drive change in the way that breast cancer is treated.

By combining volleyball and fundraising, Side-Out.org is having a real impact. We’re impressed.

 

We are thrilled to add them to this list:

2018 – Side-Out.org

2017 – The Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio

2016 – Think Pink

2015 – Think Pink

2014 – The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research

2013 – The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research

2012 – The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research

 

We share Side-Out’s love of volleyball. We sell all kinds of great V-Ball gear, from personalized volleyball bags to volleyball mom shirts. But it’s interesting, our best selling item in this category is — by far and away — this Volleyball Blanket. It’s a little random!

Breast Cancer Shirt Fundraiser

We wanted to thank both Side-Out.org and our customers for your help this year. A portion of your Breast Cancer Shirt purchases went towards this fundraising effort.

We’ve been doing this since 2012 and hopefully we can keep doing it until 2112. Cheers.

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Make Matching Christmas Sweaters with the Customized Girl Coupon Code for November

At CustomizedGirl.com, you can get $10 off your next order of $100 or more with this code:

EMBER

This code expires at the end of November 2018.

How should you spend $100 (well, $90 really) at Customized Girl?

Lots of ways! This month, we are recommending our Christmas Sweaters.

These aren’t just any sweaters. These are completely customizable Ugly Christmas Sweater Knitted-Style Graphic Designs.

Add your own knitted-style text. Upload your own image. Make it unique and ugly as you want.

We say “ugly” but of course we mean “beautiful”. It’s just that this beautiful aesthetic has become known as “ugly” or “tacky” christmas sweaters.

So if you’re excited about Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie Season, and if you’re ready to curl up in a comfy, custom sweatshirt, then you have found the right place.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters

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