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St. Patrick's Day T-Shirts

1. Green is not the original color for St. Patrick.

Saint Patrick was originally depicted wearing robes of a light shade of blue. The color green only became associated with the holiday after the Irish Rebellion in the late 18th century, when the clover became a symbol of Irish nationalism.

Green remains the most popular t-shirt color for St. Patrick’s Day with more than 32,000 (just of our top three green colors!) heading out last year for the holiday. Shades of light blue weren’t far behind though at 20,000.

Q: Can you guess which green Gildan Ultra Cotton t-shirt – our most popular shirt – was sold the most last St. Patrick’s Day? Lime, Kelly Green, or Irish Green? Read to the bottom of the post to find out!


2. Chicago turns its river green to celebrate.

Every year around St. Patrick’s Day, the Chicago river is turned green. The city has been celebrating Saint Patrick by dumping green dye into the Chicago River for more than 50 years. It takes about 40 tons of dye to get the river to a festive
shade — and it only lasts five hours!

3. Leprechauns earn their gold.

Leprechauns are known as mythical tricksters who hide their pots of gold at the end of a rainbow. According to legend, leprechauns earn their famous riches by making and mending shoes at night.

Surprisingly, despite being the unofficial mascot of the holiday, no leprechauns made it to the top five most popular pieces of art on our site for St. Paddy’s Day last year. Shamrocks took top honors, rounding out all of the top five!

4. Saint Patrick was British and not born as Patrick.

St. Patrick was actually born in what is now Scotland or Wales around the turn of the 4th century. His birth name was Maewyn. He changed it to Patricius after becoming a priest.

At CustomInk we have seven Patricks. We have yet to have a Maewyn!

5. New Yo50985rk City has the largest St. Paddy’s Day parade.

The first New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held on March 17, 1762. Today it is the largest St. Patrick’s parade in the world with 150,000- 250,000 participants and almost 2 million spectators.

BONUS! St. Patrick’s day is a national holiday in both Ireland and Northern Ireland.


A: Which green Gildan Ultra Cotton t-shirt was sold the most last St. Patrick’s Day? Irish Green! CustomInk helped people create more than 14,000 custom Irish Green t-shirts for last year’s St. Paddy’s Day festivities.


Design your own Irish Green St. Paddy’s Day t-shirts today!

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Golf Team Names PhotoLooking for a clever or funny team name for your upcoming tournament or golf outing? We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite team names just for you. Feel free to pick one that speaks to you and consider us as your destination for custom t-shirts or polos for your golf team.

How’s My Driving?

Par-Tee On

19th Hole or Bust

The Bogey Boys



TEAM PATTI” and “California High School Winter Guard” are the winners of this week’s Ink of the Week contest!

Ink of the Week winner

Team Patti shirts are working wonders for Patti as she battles breast cancer. Friends and family use these shirts not only to show their love and support for her, but to fundraise to help offset her medical expenses. Keep on fighting, Patti!

Ink of the Week winner

Members of Cal High’s Winter Guard team have been relying on CustomInk for team sweatshirts two years and counting. This year, they made use of listing out all the members’ names on the back to give the design a personal touch. Congrats on being undefeated, Cal High!

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Surfing Quotes PhotoLooking for a quality surfing quote or saying? We’ve compiled a list of some great ones for all you surfers out there. There’s some historic quotes from notable surfers, as well as some off-the-cuff slogans. Take a look below, add one to some custom hoodies or t-shirts made here at CustomInk, and let us know in the comments if you have one of your own you’d like to share.

Some of the Best Surfing Quotes and Sayings

Sooo pitted, brah.

Don’t worry, those are just dolphins!

Stay salty, my friends.

“Out of water, I am nothing.”
Duke Kahanamoku



Carly’s Angels Field Hockey Team” and “NN Girls JV Basketball” are the winners of this week’s Ink of the Week contest!

Ink of the Week winner

After losing their friend Carly late last year, this groups of friends and teammates recently bonded together with “Carly’s Angels” tees to do what she loved to do – the Delaware polar plunge in support of Special Olympics. They love showing off their shirts at special events and even use them to fundraise for Mitochondrial disease.

Ink of the Week winner

Norwood Norfok’s JV girls basketball team is making the other sports teams and clubs at their school jealous with their new “Lady Flyers” warm-up shirts. Congrats on your recent win, ladies!

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