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For over six years, we’ve been collecting customer stories in our Ink of the Week contest. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve heard from some awesome customers about how they brought their families and communities together on Thanksgiving. To show you some of the communities we’ve touched, we’ve compiled a handful of stories that caught our eye this past month.

 

Turkey Trot

Inaugural Pine Hill Turkey Trot

This family decided to do their own version of a turkey trot this year, and although they didn’t sign up for an actual race, it was “made to feel even more real with official t-shirts from CustomInk.” Everyone played a role in the race, including Grammy as the timer and finish line judge. Even the granddog participated in the race! When the trot concluded, it was time for pie and stuffing for all.

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BarCrawlCollageEvolving Thanksgiving Bar Crawl

Three years ago, these friends embarked on a journey to create the ultimate Thanksgiving bar crawl. In three years, the number of participants has grown from just a handful to over 30 attendees (see all three photos above). Using the Group Order Form, this repeat customer organized the “Gobble til you Wobble” t-shirt order for this year’s third annual event. Their goal is to have upwards of 75 people come out for next year’s crawl!

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DSC_0202Big Bend Thanksgiving Crew

These family friends have a wonderful tradition of enjoying each Thanksgiving away from the city crowds in the beautiful West Texas Big Bend region. This year’s trip had a record group of 24 folks in attendance so the group decided to get Big Bend Thanksgiving 2015 (BBTG15) t-shirts to mark the occasion. The shirts “helped the big group bond and they were a real highlight of the trip!”

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thanksAn O’McWrighter Thanksgiving

Instead of traveling for Thanksgiving, this family and their family friend stayed local and explored the many things that Chicago has to offer, like a scavenger hunt (in custom shirts, of course) at the Museum of Science and a play downtown afterward. The customer combined everyone’s last names – O’Hara, Wright, and McKeever – into a custom t-shirt design and surprised the entire group on the day of the festivities!

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Going on a family trip for the Winter holidays this year? Make your occasion even more merry and bright with matching tees for the whole group! Check out these Ink of the Week submissions from years past for some inspiration!

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Make A Wish to The Grand Canyon“, “Coonapalooza XI – Raccoon Ridge Hawk Watch“, “Opening Night” and “Againstiflow” are the winners of last week’s and this week’s Ink of the Week contest!

Tyler, a “Make a Wish” kid, wished for a family trip to the Grand Canyon… and his wish was granted. To outfit the family on their trip, Tyler’s mom turned to CustomInk to make these custom blue t-shirts. The design featured Tyler’s custom artwork and a poem he wrote, titled “I Wish.”

Each year, this group of friends and volunteers gather at Raccoon Ridge, a Hawk Watch Site in Blairstown, NJ, to count the hawks, eagles, and falcons that migrate south for the winter. The event, coined as COONAPALOOZA, always takes place the Saturday before Thanksgiving and each year, a different member of the group designs the shirts.

The Oakwood Christian School in Anderson, SC, ordered these “Cheaper by the Dozen” cast shirts to get everyone hyped for opening night of their play. The shirts not only got everyone excited for the performance, but they will be a “special memory in the future for them!”

Community is a huge part of life for AGAINSTIFLOW, an organization whose goal is to get students involved in local ministries and plugged in with a local churches. They host events that allow the students and the ministries to connect in a neutral environment, like at a weekend lake retreat with friends (pictured here).

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Fight Like A Boss” and “One Man Down” are the winners of this week’s Ink of the Week contest!

What started as a simple t-shirt for one customer and her family to wear as support for their dad during his battle of lung, liver, and kidney cancer has since turned into people all over the country purchasing and wearing (thanks to the Group Order Form) the “Fight Like a Boss” t-shirt in a united show of solidarity.

Grandpa Rollie taught this customer how to hunt when she was little. After he unexpectedly passed away earlier this year, she thought of ways to honor him and instantly turned to CustomInk. CustomInk artists recreated an image of Grandpa Rollie for the custom t-shirts, and now, the entire family has a great way to remember a great man and a great hunter.

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Ink of the Week

For over six years, we’ve been collecting customer stories in our Ink of the Week contest. Throughout the years, we’ve heard from some truly amazing customers about how their CustomInk orders helped to unite their community and take their event to the next level. To show you some of the communities we’ve touched, we’ve compiled a handful of stories that caught our eye this past month.

 

Run_rainforestRun for the Rainforest

Each year, students and teachers from Hudson High School in Massachusetts prepare to spend 10 days in the Peruvian Amazon visiting communities and working collectively with local residents digging latrines, repainting community centers, etc. When they return from the trip, students host a Peru Night for family and community members. During the event, they share special moments of their journey and put on the Run for Rainforest fundraiser (hence the awesome sapphire t-shirts), raising funds for the next year’s trip.

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cover_photo2Family Reunion in Silver Dollar City

When this customer and her three siblings were younger, their parents forced them to wear matching purple t-shirts with their last names printed across the back each time they visited amusements parks. Twenty years later, a family reunion at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri sparked the idea for her to surprise the family with custom shirts, just like the old days. “The shirts added a new dimension of fun and togetherness to the family trip,” and will forever be a memory of the weekend they all shared.

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bbgBBG Massachusetts Meet-up

On Instagram, there is a huge community consisting of women all over the world who support and encourage each other throughout the Bikini Body Guide, a 12-week exercise program based out of Australia. A couple months ago, women in the Boston area who were participating in the program met up to work out together and bond over common interests. Just a few weeks ago, the group (along with a few men) met up again, this time sporting personalized “Sore is the New Sexy” performance shirts.

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Eunice_Symphony_OrchestraEunice Symphony Orchestra

The Eunice Symphony Orchestra is an all volunteer organization, and “the only symphony on the Cajun prairie,” that provides an opportunity for many in the community to learn a string instrument and play in a symphony (no schools nearby offer a string program). For the first time in their fifteen years running, the group organized a Park-estra concert to show off their talent to the town. It was such a success, that they are looking to make this concert a yearly occurrence.

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