Customize Your Kids for School
If you're a parent of a tween then you've probably discovered that this season, customization is the name of the game. Whether it's getting a pair of tricked out kicks, a shirt that you can accessorize with fun patches, or going old school and sending notes to your friends with stationery that looks like your child, I've tracked down some great finds that'll earn your kids points in the best-dressed category this fall!
1. Get Your Kid a Pair of Custom Kicks with Converse
My kids had a ball designing their own Converse sneakers and it's so much fun that I might even hop on the website and order a pair for myself. My daughter went for turquoise high top sneakers with a leopard stripe and her nickname on the back. My son opted for low tops in blue camouflage with red laces and my niece picked out a pretty pair of pink and lime green sneakers. Once you design your own Converse, it takes about 3-4 weeks for your shoes to be delivered - and it is a bit pricey (about $70 per pair). Let's hope for my sake, their feet don't grow!
2. Custom Tees by Switchittz
There's a brand new trend in t-shirts that's sure to be a hit with pre-schoolers to pre-tweens. With Switchittz, your child picks a shirt with a scene they love - from princess, to outer space, to jungle safari and then they make the t-shirt their own by adding fun patches that you can easily take on and off with velcro. Forget silly bandz! Make a fashion statement this fall with Switchittz! Available in stores nationwide this October.
3. Create a Tween Scene with Note Cards by Design her Gals
One of my favorite things I did this summer while my daughter Rebecca was away in sleepaway camp was design a package of note cards featuring a brown haired tween that resembled her. When she received them, she instantly jotted off a note to me that she "absolutely LOVED them" because the girl looked exactly like her (right down to the outfit)! At Design her Gals, your tween or teen can visit the site, customize their gal, dress her up and put her on everything from note cards, to e-messages to note pads and much more. Plus, a portion of all proceeds are donated to the Gal to Gal Foundation, assisting patients and families battling stage IV breast cancer.
Do you have any customized back to school items that you'd like to share? I'd love to hear about them!!!