5 Ways To Commemorate Juneteenth

Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks an important day as it honors the end of slavery in the United States. Also known as “Freedom Day,” it is celebrated every year in America. But what does that celebration look like? Here are 5 ways you can commemorate this important day in American history.  

  1. Educate Yourself and Your Community. Before jumping straight in to the celebration, it is important to know what exactly you are celebrating and why. For starters, try following organizations and creators in the Black community on social media who are advocates and devote their lives to fighting racial injustice. Here are a few we recommend: Austin Channing Brown, Michelle Saahene, Emmanuel Acho, and Brittany Packnett Cunningham.
  2. Support Black-Owned Businesses. Do some research in your area for Black-owned businesses. It can be as simple as dining at a black-owned restaurant, shopping at a local black-owned boutique, or subscribing to a blog of your favorite black writer. No matter the business, the smallest gesture can make the biggest impact. Show your support!
  3. Donate To Organizations. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of incredible organizations across the country aimed to help raise awareness, educate, and make a difference for the Black community. Find one that means something to you and donate to help empower and fight for racial justice. No amount is too small. No idea where to start? Here are a few: Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Anti Racism Fund, NAACP, and Color Of Change.
  4. Listen To Black Music Artists. Did you know June is Black Music Appreciation Month? It’s a celebration of African-American music in the United States. Turn to your favorite streaming platform and jam out to Black artists during your Juneteenth celebration! From Nina Simone who recorded songs that became civil rights anthems to Leon Bridges and Kendrick Lamar of today’s day and age, there are so many incredible Black artists throughout history.
  5. Spread Awareness. As important as this day is, there are still some people who do not know much about Juneteenth. By talking with your friends and family, sharing resources on social media or participating in Juneteenth events, spreading awareness about this holiday can help in more ways than you can imagine.

However you choose to celebrate and commemorate Juneteenth, we hope you make it one to remember.

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New Products On Customized Girl!

We’re constantly on the lookout for new and exciting products to offer on Customized Girl. We only want to offer the best in custom goods to our customers, from the trendiest and most comfortable apparel to the best-looking accessories and home goods, there’s much that goes into our product research. We’ve added a number of new products to our site in the past few months and we want to take a moment to highlight our exciting new offerings!

1. UNISEX TIE-DYE MULTI-COLOR SPIRAL TEE

Nothing says summer fun like a tie-dyed t-shirt! Great for family reunions, picnics, cookouts, summer camp, and more! Design one now for just $25.97 Each.

2. UNISEX TIE-DYE FLEECE HOODIE

This trendy tie-dye hoodie is where comfort meets style. Whether you pair it with your favorite jeans or leggings, this hoodie will definitely brighten up your look! Design one now for just $44.97 each.

3. Three New Crop Tops!

LADIES SCORECARD CROP TOP TEE
Design one now for $24.97

LADIES FESTIVAL CALI CROP TOP TEE
Design one now for $24.97

LADIES IDEAL CROP TOP TEE
Design one now for $24.97

4. UNISEX PERFECT TRI TEE

With unbeatable softness and exceptional comfort, this perfect tri tee will be your new favorite. Design one now for just $27.97

5. SEASIDE COTTON CANVAS PIGMENT-DYED BOAT TOTE BAG

This tote will be your new go-to bag for summer! Large enough & sturdy enough to fit all your essentials for the day. Even includes a pocket on the exterior to hold smaller items. Design one now for just $21.97

We’re always on the lookout for new great product offerings, so make sure to check out all of our customizable items often to see what’s new. Happy designing!

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Top 5 T-Shirt Designs For Graduation

Another year, another class of seniors saying ‘So long!’ to school. Graduation is a huge time for celebration, cookouts, and family well-wishing. Make the moment that much better with a customized shirt to celebrate your ascension from freshman to grad. Here are our top 5 t-shirt designs for the graduating senior this year!

1. Funny Face Cut-Out Photo Tee

A picture is worth a thousand words, but this fun custom face photo cut-out tee will only set you back $14.97. If you buy 6 or more then it costs even less! Surprise your new grad with a hilarious shirt featuring their own face at their grad party. Make sure to have your cameras ready for their reaction pictures.

Upload your grads face to this tee then watch their reaction on their big day!

2. Straight Outta Your School

Sometimes it’s the classics that are most needed. This timeless design is perfect for your graduate who is now ‘straight outta’ their school! Make sure to customize this design in our design center to add the name of their alma mater. You can even add some fun additional text to the back for added effect.

This tee is perfect whether you’re graduating from Compton or anywhere else!

3. Kind Of Graduated??

Let’s hope there isn’t another generation of seniors that get to buy this t-shirt! The global pandemic disrupted a lot of things including graduations. Commemorate some of the strangest school days in modern times with this custom design. Make sure to add your school name in our design center.

Does it still count if you graduated over Zoom?

4. Tie-Dye Gradutation T-Shirt

Tye die is back in a big way! Celebrate your graduation with a super trendy custom tie-dye tee. Your photo feed will look great when everyone at the party is wearing these matching tie-dye designs. For an extra groovy experience, customize a bunch of different tie-dye styles!

This graduation tee is like, totally radical bro!

5. 2021% Done With School

Nothing expresses the senior feeling more than this t-shirt. When you finally end that senior year, you’re absolutely 2021% done with school! I imagine next year’s senior class will feel this but even 1% higher! Customize this funny shirt with your graduate’s name and their school. Makes for a great souvenir of the time they spent in school.

That’s 1 more percent than last year’s seniors!

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Tie-Dye Shirt Contest! Get Creative & Design Your Own For A Chance To Win!

If you thought the tie-dye trend was over, think again. In a time of uncertainty, now more than ever, we crave a source of comfort. Tie-dye has that nostalgic element and brings us back to our more innocent memories of childhood. Even so, there are new ways to reinvent tie-dye in 2021, like our new Unisex Dream Tie-Dyed Tee! It fits like a dream and feels like one too! Available in 3 different colors, sunset, purple dream, and lemon lime, it’ll be your new favorite to wear all summer long. 

To celebrate this product launch, we are holding a Tie-Dye Tee Contest on our Instagram page! Win a FREE Tie-Dye Dream Tee with your own customized design just in time for #NationalTieDyeDay on April 30th!

HOW TO ENTER:

  1. CUSTOMIZE Select our Dream Tie-Dyed Tee on CustomizedGirl.com and use our design center to customize any way you’d like. (choose any color)
  2. SHARE Save your design & share it by taking a screenshot and posting to your Instagram story or feed. Make sure you tag us @CustomizedGirl
  3. WIN We will select one winner. If you win, we will print your shirt and ship it to you!

Winner will be announced 4/8/21 @ 12pm on the post and the winner will be contacted via DM.

We hope you have fun designing and getting creative with us! Stay tuned for more product launches and giveaways just in time for summer. ☀️

5 Events That Tie-Dye Shirts Would Be Perfect For:

  1. Sports Teams. Starting a new volleyball league this summer? Customize tie-dye tees with your team’s name & number and have the coolest uniforms in the league!
  1. Family Reunions. Every generation loves tie-dye so why not customize tees to wear for the next family reunion?! These shirts make a great keepsake for years to come!
  1. Charity Events. You’re sure to stand out and bring awareness to your charity with custom tie-dye tees with colors that pop!
  1. Summer Days and Holidays! Fourth of July screams red, white and blue tie-dye. Customize your own patriotic tee to show off your American pride! 
  1. Parties. Get matching tie-dye tees for bachelor/ette parties or for your birthday party event! No matter the occasion, your group will love these bright and festive party shirts!

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Decoration Methods – How do we do it?

Have you ever wondered how we produce all of the orders that come through our site? In this post, we want to share the various types of decoration methods we offer and how they benefit you! Read below to find out more.

1. Printing: Printing ink with a direct-to-garment digital printer

This is the method we use for almost all of our apparel. It involves state-of-the-art digital printers printing high-quality ink directly onto your item. This process offers several advantages over screen printers, including:

  • A full range of colors at no extra cost. Screen printers print only one color at a time, so each additional color is an extra cost for you.
  • No minimums and no setup fees. Our printing process is the same whether we are printing 1 item or 1,000. Screen printers, however, have a lot of up-front costs in setting up the screens, so they charge for it and require minimums.
Beautiful and custom direct-to-garment printing!

2. Film or Foil: Using an ultra-thin, precision-cut, heat-pressed “film” material

This is a great method to create a durable design on unique items. For example, it’s not possible to create custom, no-minimum designs using ink on items like duffel bags and mesh jerseys. We use film instead, and it works nicely.

Items decorated in film offer a wide range of specialty options including metallic, glitter, neon, and glow-in-the-dark.

Because we cut this material before heat pressing, we must avoid complex shapes. Items using this method cannot be distressed or use distressed fonts. Also, certain pieces of art from our library are too intricate for film. (These pieces of art are not selectable when designing a film-only item.)

Three or four layers of film overlapping each other can create quite an undesirable look and feel on your item. To avoid this, we limit the design center to one text style and one piece of art for film-only items.

Uploaded images are not available for film items.

Film is perfect for custom dance bags!

3. Sublimation: Applying ink using sublimation

We use sublimation on our hard-good accessories such as custom mugs and shot glasses as well as some garments. It involves printing ink onto a very special transfer material and then applying that print to the item in a fancy heat press.

Sublimation results in very vibrant colors. You will usually notice that pinks and reds are brighter on mugs than other items.

White is not available with this process. If the item is white (like most of them are) that will be transparent and show up as the item’s color. However, if the item is metallic pink, the white will be transparent and show up the metallic pink of the item.

Beautiful vibrant prints on mugs with sublimation!

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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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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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Teaming Up With Side-Out Foundation: Top 5 Custom Breast Cancer Awareness Designs

October is breast cancer awareness month. As we’ve done in years past, we continue to show our support for this wonderful cause by donating a portion of all breast cancer designs to the Side-Out Foundation. This will be our third year donating to this group!

2020 – Side-Out.org
2019 – Side-Out.org
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

To help kick off this year’s awareness campaign, we’ve collected our top 5 favorite custom breast cancer designs for 2020 and posted them here. Why not start your own designs with one of these templates?

# 1 Breast Cancer Virtual Event Tank

Represent your team at the virtual walk with a custom tank.

# 2 All Our Fights Custom Virtual Event Sweatshirt

Stay warm and cozy while attending your virtual event for breast cancer in a custom sweatshirt.

# 3 Design Your Own Pink Ribbon Cancer Sash

Customize your own pink ribbon sash for someone you know who beat this terrible disease.

# 4 Custom Breast Cancer Team Name Tee

Add additional custom text to these tees to show your support for your whole team.

# 5 Custom Breast Cancer Survivor Face Mask

Stay safe while working for a good cause. Personalize these survivor face masks for your next in-person event.

Thanks for being a part of the solution and working with us to put an end to breast cancer! Together we can wipe this awful disease out entirely.

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Storefront Spotlight – Dead Cute

It’s officially the first day of the spooky month! To celebrate all things spooky, we’re featuring an extra special storefront on Customized Girl. This time we’re highlighting an incredibly unique type of storefront whos owner works in a morgue! While most of us may be too scared to even go near one of those places, Taylor S. has turned her profession into her creative passion!

The death care profession is one that largely goes undiscussed in everyday life due to its inherent associations to death. But we wanted to go straight to the source, so we asked Taylor about her storefront and experience as a mortician. Check out what she had to say about her storefront Dead Cute!

Essential workers never stop!

CG: What made you start a storefront with Customized Girl?
Taylor: I started my storefront because I have ordered from Customized Girl for years and am always impressed with the quality of their products. The customer service is also AMAZING and I always have my questions answered ASAP.

Who knew there were so many stages of decomposition?

CG: We heard that you use the earnings from your storefront for a good cause. Can you tell us more about that?
Taylor:

I started making designs and my friends and colleges wanted to purchase my designs. I had no idea I could open my own storefront and how easy it was. My dad was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and unfortunately still had to work through his entire cancer treatment. It was extremely difficult on him so I decided to open the storefront to assist in his chemo medications and overall bills. I work at a funeral home and my
Dad has been my biggest supporter and rock as this industry is emotionally and physically draining. During COVID 19, people often forget death care workers are essential and I have been blown away by the love and support I have received from other death care workers.

New board who dis?

CG: What’s it like working in a morgue?
Taylor: Working in a mortuary has been a very rewarding career and I can’t imagine working anywhere else. I always see shirts about other essential workers and I thought “hey, I should design things for the death care industry to show they are not forgotten about.”

Show pride in your profession, no matter what you do!

CG: What is your favorite part of Halloween?
Taylor: Every day is Halloween working in a mortuary and we always look forward to Halloween baking, crafts, and decorating. We usually have all the decorations we need at work so decorating is pretty cheap! Haha

The human skull is what keeps our vital nervous system (the brain) safe!

CG: What tips can you give to aspiring storefront owners to make their stores a success?
Taylor: One tip I will always suggest to new storefront creators is to find your niche and contact everyone you can who would be interested. Whether It’s fitness, food, or career, look at other stores and see what hasn’t been done.

Our totes make great gifts! Bodybags, not so much.

CG: Any final thoughts you’d like to share with our readers?
Taylor: Check out my Instagram, DeadCuteDesigns, and don’t forget to use your hashtags! Good luck with your Customized Girl Journey. Stick with it, don’t get discouraged and you will do great!

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Top 10 Fall Sports Designs

2020 has been one heck of a year! We’ve all gone on a roller coaster of disappointments and surprises that will surely sear the memory of 2020 into all of our brains for years to come. One of the biggest disappointments was the cancelation of sports across all kinds of arenas, pun intended.

Even though most of us are learning virtually, we want to keep that school spirit alive. Here’s our top 10 list of fall sports designs that will show we never lose our sporting spirit.

#1 Custom Football Team Letterman

The classic and simple football letterman design

#2 Marching Band Mom Custom Masks

Check out our awesome selection of custom masks with designs for marching band and tons of other school groups.

#3 Cross Country School Fan

Add your school or team name. Perfect for those chilly morning runs!

#4 Custom Soccer Team Name Bag

This bag will even carry your soccer ball with you! Customize with your team name and jersey number.

#5 Your School Volleyball Tights

Customize these tights with your school or team name. Wear them for warmups or during practice!

#6 Personalized Tennis Mom Apparel

Tennis moms are important too! Customize this design for the biggest cheerleader in your family.

#7 Field Hockey Chicks Top

Stay warm while looking cool on the field with this fun field hockey design.

#8 Happy Camper Flannel

We know camping isn’t technically a sport, but it’s definitely best in the cool and crisp fall air.

#9 Football Mom Shirt Heart

Football just wouldn’t be great without the football moms cheering on their players.

#10 Fantasy Football Loser Unicorn

Even if most sports are canceled, our fantasy teams can still lead us to victory….or defeat if you suck at fantasy football like me.

If you are lucky enough to attend sports this year, make sure to do so safely! Personalize one of our custom face masks with your favorite team or player and practice social distancing. We’re all looking forward to getting our fall sports back as soon as possible!

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