Ruby's arrival conflicted with the family reunion this year, so we didn't get to attend (which was a real bummer). But I did get to help with some family reunion t-shirts. Way back in the day, a family member ran a flour mill and the brand was Green's Perfection. There are precious few flour sacks still around, and they have become kind of a hot commodity in the family. I might get in trouble for posting this, but Jared and I have one (I guess that is one of the perks of naming your first born son after said family member). :)
I used a photo of the flour sack to make the family t-shirts. With a bit of editing in Picnik, I was able to get a nice, bright text on a solid white background. Then I set up a quick shop at CafePress (it's free!), and the shirts were ready to purchase for whoever wanted one. So easy!
One thing I love about CafePress is there is something for everyone. You can upload your designs onto all kinds of products, so if grandma isn't a big t-shirt wearer, she can get a tote bag or an apron or something. The onesies and kids tees are my personal favorite. Oscar and Ruby are perfection, after all (to me).
Need more family t-shirt ideas? Jordan at Oh Happy Day posted about Angela Hardison's collection of family reunion t-shirts, and I think they are all brilliant. Wouldn't it be nice to have a graphic designer in the family?