Some of the best gifts are those that are personalized or custom. This Valentine's Day, don't just buy a gift, create one. CafePress can help you to create custom Hoodies, T-shirts, Paul Frank SIGG Water Bottles, iPhone Cases, iPad Cases, Underwear, Thermoses and more. They are also always adding new products like their new Stadium Blankets and Custom Yoga Mats. I was lucky enough to receive a dark custom zip hoodie.
I decided to create a custom design for myself that reflects my love for Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds to Mars. As some of you may already know; they are one of my favorite bands. The last 30 Seconds to Mars concert that I attended was outdoors and I had to cover my T-shirt with a sweatshirt jacket to stay warm. Now, I can just wear my 30 Seconds to Mars custom CafePress Hoodie and be warm while still representing one of my favorite bands. Here is the design I came up with:
The picture (yes, you can use pictures too!) is from when I saw them live in California last September. Then, I placed the bands name, the word "Echelon" (a term for dedicated 30 Seconds to Mars fans), and some of the symbols that represent the band. I was a little worried about the photo because it wasn't the best quality (I had zoomed in to get this picture). CafePress did a wonderful job! The photo looks just like it does on the computer screen (if not better) and the entire design came out perfect. It is also well done. These letters/ photos will not be rubbing off anytime soon.
As for the hoodie itself, it felt a little stiff where the design was when I first received it. I couldn't wait to try it on, so I wore it anyhow. I was really impressed with how soft and comfy it is. The slight stiffness worked itself out after a few wears and I didn't even notice it when the hoodie was on. It does run really big, so I recommend ordering a size smaller than normal. I ordered a size smaller than what I normally get and it was still a little big (which I personally love). The hoodie is 90% preshrunk cotton and 10% polyester.
Want some ideas for Valentine's day hoodies? CafePress has a lot of great designs to inspire you. Here are a couple that I loved:
They even have whole sections devoted to "I Love My Husband" or "I Love My Girlfriend". I think the military one's are particularly sweet since the Wife/Girlfriend can stay warm and think of her soldier while he is away.
I definitely recommend CafePress for hoodies or any photo product you may want. I have received several products from them and they have all been fantastic.
One lucky winner will receive a pullover hoodie (custom or a CafePress design)
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