Virtual St. Patrick’s Day – How can you celebrate?

As we get closer to St. Patrick’s day this year, we also get closer to one year since our country was put into lockdown from the global pandemic. A lot has happened in a year but the light is finally at the end of the tunnel. Vaccines are rolling out and we’re finally starting to open back up, but we still have a little ways to go!

I think it’s safe to say we’re all hoping this is the last year we have to celebrate St. Patrick’s day virtually, but we’re here to share our ideas on how to still have the most fun while celebrating safely from home!

1. Custom St. Patrick’s Shirt Zoom Call

You may not be able to get with all your friends at the bar this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t organize a rowdy Zoom call with your besties. Get everyone in the crew to make some custom St. Patrick’s Day tees, then hold a contest to see who has the best one! Give special prizes for the funniest, most creative, or best custom element!

Custom face uploads make for pretty hilarious custom elements!

2. Watch A Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

With so many events still shut down, cities are getting creative with their St. Patrick’s day parades. Many are ditching the classic street displays and going fully virtual. Why not make some custom pajamas and snuggle up for Dublin, Ireland’s official virtual celebration? Get all the love from mother Ireland herself from the comfort of your own home for one more year.

Invite the whole family to watch the events with their own custom tees!

3. Learn some actual Irish history…maybe while day drinking?

The meaning of St. Patrick’s day can often get lost in all the noise of drinking and imitating bad Irish accents. Why not take this last year locked up to learn some actual Irish history….with a pint in hand of course. There are tons of fun and informative videos on Irish History on YouTube. Why not throw back a couple of cold ones while learning something?

Personalize these tees with your own Irish heritage.

4. Make Some Custom St. Patrick’s Day Drinking Gear

Customized Girl offers tons of fun products to customize and design. Why not spend some time designing your own custom shot glasses or custom ceramic stein? That way, next year when you can go back to the bars, you can tell them to just fill up your own stein! Not actually sure if that’s a thing, but it’s worth a shot…or stein.

Customize a stein with your clan’s name on it!

5. Participate In A Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Race

One more year of staying inside means one more year of virtual charity races for the St. Patrick’s day holiday. Check out some virtual races in your area here. But before you sign up, make sure to customize some St. Patrick’s day race tees. This is a good year to get back into practice before everyone sees you huffing in person next year.

Customize a tank for your St. Patrick’s day virtual race.

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Guest Blogger Spotlight – VivaKolor

A note from CustomizedGirl: In reverence of Black History Month, we wanted to use our platform to help amplify black voices in the blogging community. So this year we’re featuring a post from a guest blogger. Her name is Alecia Grant and her blog is called VivaKolor. We encourage you to check out her blog where she writes about fashion and lifestyle topics from her home in New York. You can also read this featured article on her site here. For our guest spotlight, Alecia wanted to share her feelings on ‘How To Celebrate Black History Month On Social Media’. Check it out below!

How To Celebrate Black History Month On Social Media – by Alecia Grant via VivaKolor

During Black History Month, we celebrate the accomplishments, history and influence of the black community. I was compelled to write this post because now that we are home more and it’s a new year, it’s imperative for brands and creators to go further than a MLK quote. (not saying that there is anything wrong with that) And not to mention, 2020’s socioeconomic climate was an incredibly moving moment in the U.S. I feel that right now is the perfect chance to amplify voices while educating your audience, encouraging black creators to want to create more, focus on businesses advancing, and advocate for change.

So lets talk about how we can accomplish this:

1) Celebrate Black History All Year: Black History is more than a moment. To avoid being labeled as opportunistic, brands should prioritize black culture in everything that they do. Campaigns that are geared towards the celebration of the black community should provide value while being authentic, and empathetic.

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2) Spotlight Creators and Q&As: By showcasing black creators, black-owned businesses and black-owned brands in your industry this can be a great way to introduce your audience to people and businesses that they can support.

There are so many ways to do so. A great idea is to host a virtual (of course) Q&A event either on IG live, facebook, Zoom…. with a Black creator in your industry. 

For example,  Adobe is giving black creators a chance to share their stories.

**Also, please value creators time and expertise by offering to work with a budget. Free products can’t pay the bills. This is important.

3) Use Your Platform To Amplify People or Organizations: Most brands’ social media channels have lots of followers, which makes this an excellent opportunity for brands to use their channels to highlight organizations, individuals, and others who fit within their value system. For example, YouTube has committed to amplifying black creators and highlighting injustice with lots of initiatives. According to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, YouTube has over 2 billion users, and has created a multiyear $100 million dollar fund dedicated to “amplifying and developing the voices of black creators and artists and their stories”. This includes a series of roundtables, conversations and more that highlight black creators while raising money. Way to go YouTube!

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4) Share History Facts of Black Inventors/Innovators/Designers: This is fun as you can choose people who are not that popular to the mainstream. This can be done on any social media platform as well as your website Also, this is an introspective way to get your audience to stick around and want to see more creativity from you. For example, if you’re a fashion brand—how about highlighting Ann Lowe who was a fashion designer and best known for designing Jackie Kennedy’s wedding gown.

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Or highlight an impeccable author/poet like Alexandra Elle who uses her poetry to show compassion while inspiring.

This list can go on for a while, but I will stop here. So please continue to create content to celebrate black history all year on social media. I hope these strategies help and I am looking forward to seeing more value when creating content in the future.

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Customized Girl Coupon Code For February 2021

It’s February once again and with that comes so many exciting things to look forward to! Whether you’re celebrating Black History Month, cuddling up with your Valentine, or planning your big St. Patrick’s Day celebration for next month, Customized Girl has custom apparel just for you!

To help with the month’s festivities, we want to offer you 10% off your entire order for the whole month of February! Just use code LOVEFB at checkout to save some extra cash. This code is good for the entire month so use it as many times as you want when placing an order.

Wishing you and yours a love-filled February!

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2020 Statement Makers Customized Girl Scholarship Contest

The time has come once again to announce the winners of our 2020 Statement Makers Customized Girl Scholarship Contest!

First off, we want to give a huge ‘thank you’ to all of the inspiring individuals who took the time to apply for the scholarship. We thoroughly enjoy reading through all of your “statements for the world” and we are truly honored to be giving away two $500 scholarship awards.

Without further ado, the 2020 CG Scholarship winners are … (drum roll please):

Kera
Statement: “Queens wear crowns but also dry shampoo.”

Bethany
Statement: “I might not be the hero with all of the glory, but I hold the pen that writes my own story.”

Congratulations to these two winners! Thank you to all who participated and we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. Don’t forget, we do this every year.

Eligible individuals can come back again for another chance to be selected as one of two $500 scholarship winners. And to those who will graduate this year, CONGRATS grad! If you can graduate during a global pandemic… you can do anything! 

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Customized Girl Coupon Code For January 2021

Congratulations! You survived the nightmare that was the year 2020. Time to brush off your shoulders, change out of your custom PJ’s and get ready for a brand new year of opportunities. What are you looking forward to most this new year? Family gatherings? Going to sporting events? It feels like the world is our oyster compared to where we were just a few short months ago.

To celebrate the joy of being in a new year, we’re offering 10% off your entire order when you use the coupon code YES21. The coupon code is good for the entire month of January, so use it as many times as you want.

From all of us at Customized Girl, happy new year!

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A Sincere Thank You To All Of Our Customers

As 2020 comes to a close, we want to take a moment to reflect on our sincere appreciation of your support through what may have been the most trying year in our history. Customized Girl is a small business in the truest sense of the word. We produce every single order that comes through our site in our small production facility in Columbus, Ohio with a dedicated team that truly cares about providing you with a quality product.


By ordering with us this year, you have enabled a small company to continue to persevere in the face of unprecedented obstacles, and we couldn’t be more grateful for your business. We know that your custom apparel and accessories are more than just products to buy, they are tokens of your moments and experiences and as such, they hold that much more sentimental value. For us, the same is true with your patronage.


As we look forward to better times in 2021, we can’t stress enough how thankful we are for your continued support. From our Customized Girl family to yours, thank you.

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New Winter Traditions For A New Normal

2020 has given us a lot of new experiences. Many of us are working from home or attending school virtually for the first time in our lives. Many of us learned the term “social distancing” for the first time. Some of us wore face masks for the first time in our lives this year. There were a lot of new things that were maybe not so welcome but needed to happen out of necessity.

Today, we want to celebrate some new things that we choose to do because they’re fun or because the old way of doing things just doesn’t quite work anymore. Read below to find out what some of our new favorite winter traditions are for a new normal.

# 1 Blowing Kisses Under The Mistletoe

In years past it was tradition to stand under the mistletoe with your special admirer and plant a holiday kiss right on their face. In a post-pandemic world, our new favorite mistletoe tradition is to stand under the mistletoe and just blow kisses to everyone standing a safe distance away! Just make sure to keep your mask on while blowing. Don’t want to spread any unnecessary germs.

# 2 Opening Gifts With The Family Over Zoom

Arguably the most important part of the holidays is opening gifts together. With many of us limited to the number of people we’re allowed to gather with it’s going to just be too difficult to fit the whole family in one room to open gifts this year. So instead, we’ll be hosting a Zoom meeting with our families just so we can all share and enjoy our gifts together without breaking any gathering limits. As long as we can still see each other’s smiles we’ll be fulfilled.

# 3 Attending Virtual Spiritual Services

Regardless of who or how you worship, spirituality is a huge part of the reason for giving. Unfortunately, 2020 has made attending your service of choice in person not only difficult but in some cases impossible which is why this year we’ll be attending our services online. Just remember to mute your microphone while the presenter is speaking…it’s just the kind thing to do.

# 4 Leaving Hand Sanitizer Out For Santa

For those of us that celebrate Christmas, leaving cookies and milk out for Santa has been a tradition for generations. With 2020 shaking up all things traditional, this year we’ve decided that we’ll be leaving Santa some hand sanitizer along with the rest of his treats. While Dr. Faucci has confirmed that Santa has immunity to COVID-19, the rest of us non-magical beings do not! This is why it’s so important to always wash your hands and use sanitizer even if you’re immune.

We all know that adjusting to new habits is difficult and often frustrating, but we hope our list has brought a smile to your face and possibly some positive ideas to mind on how we can all adjust our traditions when faced with new realities. From all of us at Customized Girl, here’s wishing you a safe and happy holiday season!

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Customized Girl Coupon Code For December 2020

2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, so we want to make things just a little easier in December. To help with your holiday shopping we want to give you 10% off the entire month with coupon code CGWIN20.

The code will work for the entire month of December so make sure to come back and use it as many times as you want until December 31st, 11:59pm ET.

Thank you so much for shopping with us in 2020! Here’s hoping 2021 is a little nicer to all of us.

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The One-Of-A-Kind Gift

Written By T. S. Hirt

Outside the snow fell silently in large fluffy flakes. Elise and her dad were spending a nice quiet moment together drawing pictures with her favorite set of colored pencils. She remembered them as one of the gifts she had gotten last year for the holidays and they had lasted her all year long.

These moments with her father had become few and far between as he worked at the local hospital in their Emergency ward and a global pandemic had demanded most of his time this year. But she relished what little time he was able to spend with her when he was home.

One day while her dad was working, Elise wanted to do something special. She knew how hard this year had been on her father and wanted to give him something that would mean more than any other gift she could possibly give, she wanted to give him a truly one-of-a-kind gift for Christmas this year.

Elise remembered the drawing she had made just the other day with her dad during their time together and got to work to make her dream a reality. With a little help from mom and mom’s credit card, Elise knew just what to do.

Christmas Day came and her father found himself lucky enough to be able to open gifts before another long day of fighting a deadly virus. They spent all morning opening their presents until there was just one left. In a small box under the tree with a tiny tag that just read, “From: Elise, To: Dad”

As he opened the box, the first thing that caught his eye was the small paper tag. In a simple font, it read ‘Customized Girl’. He wasn’t exactly sure what that was, but it didn’t matter. Pulling the gift from the box a tear came to his eye.

Inside was a regular looking coffee cup with one defining feature. Right on the front was the picture Elise had drawn with him the other day. Under the drawing were the words, ‘I love you’. He was completely overwhelmed.

As the two embraced, her father told her it was the best gift he had ever received and would use it every day at work. It would be the thing that gave him the strength to keep fighting through the toughest times. It was truly a one-of-a-kind gift.

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What are the best contact-free gifts for 2020?

With the insanity that is the year 2020 ever so slowly crawling its way to an end, there are still a few challenges we’ve yet to overcome. One of these being the holiday gift-giving season that comes at the end of every year. Even these traditions are now at risk of being canceled unless we can find a way to work around it.

Gift giving in 2020 comes with its own challenges, but we’re here to say that we think we have the best solution figured out. When you’re holiday shopping in a pandemic there are a few things that we think are most important; it has to be contact-free, there has to be something for everyone on your list, it has to be that much more special so make it custom.

With these points in mind, read below to see why buying gifts on Customized Girl is the best decision to make for your holiday shopping needs this year.

# 1 Contact Free Gift Giving

One of the many benefits of eCommerce is the ability to give a gift to anyone almost anywhere in the world with just a few clicks of a button. This becomes even more important during a pandemic where being physically close to someone can be a risk to you and them. So don’t risk it this year, order from Customized Girl online, and let us ship your unique one-of-a-kind gift to your loved one right to their door, completely contact-free.

# 2 Something For Everyone On Your List

Another major challenge during the holidays is getting something for everyone on your list. What do you get the person who has everything? Well obviously something only you can give, a completely customized gift made just for them. Whether you’re shopping for custom kids apparel, custom men’s apparel, or super cute custom women’s styles for yourself or your girlfriends, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Don’t forget our huge selection of custom accessories for your stocking stuffers either!

# 3 Completely Personalized Gift Giving

Gifts should always hold a personal touch to them, they should mean something to the person you’re giving them to. When you make custom gifts they immediately gain that personal something that you just can’t give with other types of gifts. Add their name to any product on our site, place some special art that speaks to that individual, but most importantly upload your custom photos to remember other special moments from the past year.

Now that we’ve convinced you to complete your holiday shopping on Customized Girl, might we suggest our fantastic selection of custom ugly Christmas sweaters as a good place to start? Let’s make them extra ugly for the year that was 2020!

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