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Support and Remember Loved Ones with a T-Shirt this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday that recognizes American men and women who have died in military service to their country. It’s observed on the last Monday in May. Memorial Day also marks the end of the school year and the beginning of summer vacation. But the day was originally established to honor Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. It was later expanded to include those who died in any war or military action. People usually celebrate this holiday by visiting cemeteries, memorials and monuments. There’s a moment of silence around 3 p.m. each year to remember the fallen.

Memorial Day is also a popular time for picnics, parades and other get-togethers with loved ones. A good way to take part in the festivities is to create and buy your very own custom T-shirt. The process of designing and ordering a one-of-a-kind shirt isn’t difficult at all.

First you need to pick the type of shirt you want to wear. There’s literally hundreds of colors and styles to choose from. Short sleeve, long sleeve, collared polos, tank tops, spaghetti-strap tops, sweatshirts and more.

Then there’s the fabric. Do a little research, and you’ll find most shirts come in a 100 percent pre-shrunk cotton. Some are created from a cotton/polyester blend. There’s also combed cotton, ringspun cotton and jersey. Organic cotton is becoming hugely popular, and that comes in heavyweight or lightweight versions. Egyptian cotton is very nice, but costs a little more.

Sizing can get a little tricky because it varies from dealer to dealer. Typical sizes range from small to XXXL. Small is 28 inches in length, and 18 inches in width. XXXL is 32 inches in length and 28 inches in width.

Once you pick a color (and they have a bunch to choose from) it’s time to start designing your custom T-shirt. Since this is a shirt you plan to wear for Memorial Day, your best bet would be to choose a shirt in red, white, or blue.

Your next step is to add some text. You can come up with a word or phrase on your own, or use one provided below:

Liberty has a price
Freedom isn’t free
Lest we forget
Remember those who served
All gave some, some gave all
Land of the free, courtesy of the brave
Hooray for our heroes
Together we stand

Once you know what you want to say, you need to pick the most effective font, text size and color. Then you should place it on the shirt so that it’s visible and pleasing to look at.

Have some room left over? Why not add a picture appropriate to Memorial Day, like an American flag or a bald eagle? It’s easy to find these icons on the internet for free, or purchase them for a minimal cost.

Once you’ve pulled all these elements together, you’ll own a T-shirt no one else will be wearing at the next Memorial Day picnic or parade.

Support the Troops with T-Shirts

In these hard times for America, many citizens have loved ones who are currently in service to their country. Whether in a war zone, simply overseas, or on duty at home in America, our servicemen and women are part of a dedicated group who deserve all the support we can show them. If you have a friend, family member, or spouse who is currently serving the country, you might want to design a custom t-shirt for them or for yourself to show your support and pride.

Whether your loved one is in the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, or another branch of service, there are many types of t-shirts you could design to send a message of support. If your loved one is a soldier stationed overseas or at an American base, they may not be able to wear clothing you send them, so why not make it for yourself and wear it around as a walking tribute to the one you love?

You could make a t-shirt personalized with your soldier’s name and picture, along with many choices of images, such as a yellow ribbon, an American flag, or perhaps the image most closely associated with their branch of military. You could also include their dates and places of service.

If you do want to send a t-shirt to your soldiers, a great idea would be to design a t-shirt that reminds them of home. Get a great picture of the soldier’s family together—children, parents, brothers and sisters, spouse. You can choose any type of picture you see fit, but consider something fun, spontaneous, and informal. It will be great to remind your soldiers of what’s going on at home and what’s waiting when they get back. So instead of something more posed and fancy, try a picture of your family’s real life back at home. You can then include text from the family, like, “We love you, come home soon!” or “Thank you,” or “We’re thinking of you!” You can also get creative with inside jokes or quotes that would help keep your soldiers’ spirits high while they are away from home.

In the sad event that you have lost someone who was serving his or her country, you could make a t-shirt in memorial. What better way to remind the world on a regular basis of the person you loved who was lost in the line of duty? A simple t-shirt is one possible way to honor your loved one even as you walk down the street. Choose your favorite picture of your loved one—either in or out of uniform—and include their name, the dates of their birth and death, and perhaps a quote or song lyrics that are especially meaningful to you.

However you decide to do it, designing a custom t-shirt and wearing it proudly will help you and your family honor your loved one who is serving the country.