Custom T-Shirts and More

Here at Sara Hickman designs custom shirts is kinda our jam. Our designer is creative, witty and funny – but you may have something completely different in mind!

When you shop online, the store is full of designs available and mocked up on a variety of apparel. This does not mean that you have to choose from how it is pictured. Do you see a design on a short sleeve, but you would love it on a sweatshirt? No problem! Do you see a design on a ladies blue cut, but you prefer unisex t-shirts? No problem! All it takes is an email or utilizing the notes section.

Let me show you this in action. Below is how this shirt looks when you are shopping online.

You can see that it is a crew neck, ladies cut. While the fit of this tee is amazing, some recent customers wanted a change.

Cindy wanted a V-neck. and a turquoise color.
Sarah loved the gray color, but wanted a V-neck as well.

Each of these customers wanted something different to this design. I am happy to customize the apparel for your desires.

Even if that means that you want to shrink a design for a onesie and a different pattern on the vinyl.

All it takes is an email or phone call.

Custom does not mean only changes to what I already have designed. If you have a design that you want on a shirt, but it is not in my store, do not fret! You have two options.

  1. Email me/Message me – Sara Hickman designs across all socials, or
  2. Purchase this shirt in the size(s)/quantity(s) you need.

When you purchase this shirt, this tells me that you need something designed. I will be in touch within 1 business day to get the process started.

  1. Design
  2. Approval (Payment if you have not already purchased, or additional fees are required prior to production- example additional colors over 2)
  3. Production

From start to finish this should take fewer than 10 business days with the bulk of that time being spent in the design/approval stage. Production will not happen until you approve the design and payment is received.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!

Advent Tees

It is that time of the year. Time of the year when holiday plans are being made. Gifts are being purchased. Traditions are being embraced. Counting down to magical times. While this year may be very different for your household, my prayer for your families is that it is a time of joy.

One of our favorite things to do is to countdown the days. We countdown to tree day. Then we countdown to Christmas. A beloved song in our house is the 12 Days of Christmas – which sparked this amazing idea.

Advent Tees: 12 Tees of Christmas

Advent Tees: The 12 Tees of Christmas. The idea is that you will be able to rock a new Christmas shirt EVERY DAY counting down to Christmas.

This amazing set of shirts is everything you should expect from Sara Hickman designs.

  • Fit – Your have the choice of Adult or Youth and Unisex or Ladies. Shirts will come with various necklines. ***Details do matter to us, so if you only wear V-necks by all means use the notes field to tell us that! Sara reviews all orders and when the notes field is used, we confirm all details by email or phone call.
  • Feel – We only choose shirts that feel great to wear. Period. If Sara won’t wear it she won’t sell it.
  • Flaunt – These shirts are fun designs that can be worn anywhere!

Let’s talk about that other core value here at Sara Hickman designs, Flamingos!

While not a single shirt is a “Flamingo” design, we do believe that what you put in is what you put out. We love the communities we live in and we love giving back to the communities you are in.

When you purchase an Advent Tee: 12 Tees of Christmas, you are giving back to the communities that we are a part of. During the check out process you are required to enter an organization – we provide you with a participating list. You will choose one of the organizations and enter it in the field of the shopping cart. This is a required field, so if you are not sure what to put, enter “Toys” or “Food” and the donation will go to a toy drive or food bank in your area.

There will be a donation with each purchase! The donations are uncapped and will be given to the organizations between 12/9/2020 and 12/16/2020.

Let me talk to visiting organizations here for a second. I am sure this is all sounding too good to be true. I promise you it is not.

  • These are shirts that are available for anyone to purchase, so why not be on the list of organizations to reap the rewards?
  • When you share these shirts with your supporters, it is more likely that they are going to list your organization as the beneficiary of the donation.
  • There is no cost to you. That’s right – FREE for your organization to do this! The more you share the information the more your donations can be. (Related: Sara has graphics and information available for you to use, cut and paste or share as is.)
  • Participating organizations are getting $100 per set of 12 Tees of Christmas shirts sold.

If this sounds like something you want to participate in, please schedule a time with Sara Hickman to discuss all the details. You can get on her calendar by clicking the button below.

Ohio Day!

Today is #NationalOhioDay the day when it is celebrated that this great state became just that, a state.

It is now more important than ever to support local, independent and small businesses. Be sure to head over to our Facebook Page, so you can check out the businesses pictured in the video.

While you are feel free to share this video with your friends and family!

The core values here at Sara Hickman design are Family, Faith and Flamingos

  • Family: Whether you are our blood family or not, you are someone’s family. We will treat you as such.
  • Faith: We are Christians, and it just shows though what we do. Because we are Christians we support our local communities.
  • Flamingos: We are fun, we are awkward at times, we believe that what you put in is what you put out.

What better way to celebrate #NationalOhioday than celebrating some of our amazing locally owned establishments!

Made in “Buckeye Country” Not only can you customize the style shirt you would like. Unisex, ladies cut, v neck or crew – you can also customize “Buckeye Country” Same thing with the Made in 513, you can have this be any area code and any state outline.

With all shirts you pick the style. If you don’t want the style the design is shown on, simple use the notes to indicate you would like a different style and you will be emailed to confirm your customizations.

When ordering the Eat Local shirt you can update your city to rock where you like to eat local!

Any city, any state, any style.

Tell us in the comments have you ever shopped or had a meal at any place pictured? OR where is your favorite local establishment that we much check out – even if you are not our local.


When it comes to custom t-shirts, Christmas pajamas and unique gifts there has to be a cut off to get those gifts in your hands on time!

Halloween Custom T-Shirts and Trick or Treat bags:

  • Shipped: 10/26/2020 12 pm EST
  • Local: 10/28/2020 12 pm EST
  • Dates and Times are FIRM

Thanksgiving Custom T-shirts and Aprons:

  • Shipped: 11/18/2020 12 pm EST
  • Local: 11/20/2020 12 pm EST
  • Dates and Times are FIRM

Christmas T-shirts, Pajamas and Custom Gifts:

  • Shipped: 12/14/2020 12 pm EST
  • Local: 12/17/2020 7pm EST
  • Dates and Times are FIRM

Working at Home and Moms

It’s 7:45 on any typical morning, 2 kids are in the kitchen, Dad is eating breakfast at the table, Mom is in the bedroom getting ready for the day. In strolls one of the kids, “Mommy, can you help me get a bowl?” Ummm … where is Daddy? Oh right there, you walked right past him to get to me to help you.

Fast forward to 9:45, snack time, let’s face it kids are forever hungry when they are at the house. Mom is working at her desk. Dad is working at his desk. “Mommy, can you help me get a snack.”

7 other times before lunch, Mommy can you fill in the blank.

With both parents at home and kids now mostly being at home, moms are getting interrupted more than ever before, especially this mom.

The saying is “Necessity is the mother of all inventions,” right? Well, necessity has hit. It is not that I want my kids to grow up any faster than they already are, but I do need them to stop and think for a moment before they come barreling in with the 10,000 streams of questions.

Mom’s Traffic Light was created. Let me tell you the first time I did this, I got two full days distraction free! They were mad that I was enforcing this. Now that I don’t have a door to my office, I have to come up with a slightly different way to enforce it, and that is coming!

Seeing that we are all about the fun, silliness and laughs here in this house I needed them to know that the silly can still happen, they just need to be a little more respectful of my time.

A friend had asked me where I got this light, and I told her that I just made it on paper. But now, you can get your own Printable PDF of “Mom’s Traffic Light” by clicking here.

I do love my kids and I love that I don’t have to share them with anyone right now. It’s just sometimes this mommy needs a minute.

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