As some of you may have noticed in the party posts below, Elias had a special birthday shirt in honor of the occasion! Not only is the shirt super cute in itself, but there is an awesome story associated with it.
I wanted Elias to have a cute shirt to wear for his birthday. So about 3 weeks before the party, I ordered one online. They said there was a 1-2 week turnaround between ordering and receiving, so I knew I was good to go. However, 8 days before the party, I received the shirt in the mail, but lo and behold, there was a mistake in printing. They had the name right, they had the number right, but they had sent me the PINK design instead of the blue one. Ummmm, not gonna work for me. Unfortunately, it was too late for them to print me a new one, so all they could do was offer a refund.
A refund is all well and good, but that means no special birthday shirt for my precious boy. However, a day or two before this, I had read this review on another blog about an etsy shop called For Your Little Monkey that does personalized shirts for babies and toddlers. So in desperation I emailed her and asked if there was any chance I could order it with rush shipping and get it in time. She was so quick in answering me back, and she assured me that it could be done. So I told her what I wanted, and she designed, printed, and SHIPPED it all in the same day! SERIOUSLY! I placed the order on Thursday, and I had the shirt in my hands on Monday for the party the following Thursday. How stinking awesome is that?!?!?!?!The shirt is exceptionally cute, and I can definitely vouch that the designer is great to work with! So for any of you that have littles (sizes newborn to 4T) that could stand having some precious personalized clothing, I can't recommend For Your Little Monkey highly enough. Her prices are totally reasonable too!
Side note: What's even better is that I actually won the giveaway on the blog where I first saw this product review... So we'll be getting ANOTHER sweet personalized shirt from FYLM for free! Score!