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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.



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!



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!”



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!



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!


We know we have the best customers in the business, so to celebrate our 15th anniversary, we wanted to thank the people, organizations, and communities that have supported us throughout the years!

To follow our amazing trip with Lindsay Arnold to surprise the Waller High School Dance Team, we decided to surprise a customer with a very special cause just in time for Veteran’s Day. Long-time customer John Thompson is President of SUDS Diving, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of wounded, ill and injured service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan through rehabilitative scuba diving. We surprised John by sponsoring three veterans for a dive in November 2015 in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

You can learn more about the incredible work of SUDS and our trip with them here:



Tis the season to be crafty! We’ve assembled a collection of our favorite holiday DIYs and crafts to get your home, office, or party looking fresh and festive this winter.

1. Mason Jars, Mason Jars, Mason Jars!

Everyone’s favorite all-purpose storage and decoration solution is definitely not left out of the winter holiday festivities. A little bit of twine, some paint, water, and a candle can transform a plain mason jar into a beautiful, inexpensive, yet eye-catching table feature.

2. Crafty Tabletop Trees

Whether you don’t have room for a full-size tree or just can’t get enough of them, tabletop trees are a holiday classic. Put a crafty twist on your table top tree this year with a fun project such as this whimsical tree made of deconstructed plastic spoons!

3. Get Modern

The holidays are a time for tradition, but who says you can’t break the trend? With trees and ornaments available in all colors of the rainbow, anything goes when it comes to trimming your tree. Black, white, and gold is a popular color scheme this year. What do you think, funky and fun, or traditional all the way? Sound off in the comments below!

4. Have Fun!

It’s easy to get carried away with perfectly coordinated modern holiday decor, but decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to be all business! Have fun with your decorations and stand apart from the crowd by letting your inner child go wild – it’s the spirit of the season, after all. Dinosaur menorah, anyone?

5. Custom Holiday T-shirts

Last but not least, DIY a memory they’ll cherish forever by bringing your friends and family together for the holidays in custom t-shirts and apparel! Get started by checking out our artist-designed Christmas templates and Hanukkah templates!

Still looking for inspiration? Check out our Pinterest page for more info on these ideas and more.

You can also read about how our customers celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and more holidays in our Ink of the Week photo contest!


Congratulations to the five winners of our Be Good to Each Other photo sweepstakes!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our #UnityDay2015 sweepstakes. Your posts helped us unite against bullying and help bring kindness, acceptance and inclusion to all!

BG2EO WinnerGrand Prize:  Washtenaw International High School

BG2EO Runner Up Youngsan Karate Runner Up: Youngsan Karate

BG2EO Runner Up - Field Hockey Runner Up: Bridgewater-Raritan High School

BG2EO Runner Up Quanesha Runner Up: Quanesha Johnson and her daughters

BG2EO Runner Up - Avenue Jack Runner Up: Avenue Jack


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