If you’re a sorority girl, you know that recruitment is basically Christmas. In the weeks leading up to bid day you’re super busy and perpetually stressed out, but its all worth it when you get to hand your perfect new members their first shirt (but certainly not their last) with your letters on it.

Lucky for your new members, sorority shirts are going through a major upgrade! We’re seeing some adorable new trends pop up in the sorority apparel world, and we’ve put together a few of our favorites just in time for the 2017-2018 school year.

Flowy styles

Sororities and fraternities have stuck to classic unisex tees and v-necks for years, but there’s a new trend on the block in 2017. This year its all about flowy styles that flatter all body types and add a feminine flair.

Tacos and Tri Delta Flowy

ZTA Letters Flowy Style

Foil Prints

Foil prints are a super cute way to add a little shine to your shirt without going over the top. We make them by screen printing an adhesive to the shirts then heat pressing them with a colored foil. Gold and silver are our most popular foil colors, but we do offer plenty of other color options to fit your style.

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Wreaths

Because nothing says Greek Goddess like a pretty wreath! This trend is cool because there are a ton of different wreaths to choose from, so you never have to worry about another chapter having the same look. Try a foil printed wreath to add a little wow factor!

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Delta Zeta Gold Foil

If you like these styles, check out our online sorority shop. We create custom tees for fraternities and sororities everywhere and are Greek Licensed for 35 organizations and counting!

For pricing and info on any of these styles, or to learn how we can create a custom design for your chapter, just shoot us an email or fill out the short request a quote form on our website!

To see more of our prints and products, check us out on social media!

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Graduation is about possibilities. Whether its from high school or college, graduation means a fresh start. From the moment a student walks across the stage, they get a new beginning and a chance to build the life they choose. That’s a significant and powerful moment worth celebrating!

The question is, when your friend or loved one is stepping out into the world, what gift can you give that really celebrates this rite of passage? Sure, you could go with a gift card or cash, those things are always appreciated. But if there were ever a time to give a gift of significance, this would be it!

We may not be experts, but in our experience, you can’t go wrong if you ask yourself these three questions when shopping for a graduation gift.

DOES THIS SUIT THEIR STYLE?

The most important thing you need to think about is the person you’re buying for. This may sound elementary, but even when you’re out shopping for someone else, it can be really easy to pick up the items that you love. Make sure the gift reflects the taste and style of the graduate.

WILL THEY EVER USE THIS?

Graduating usually precedes a big move or lifestyle change, so consider what the graduate may need moving forward. Are they moving to a dorm room where they’ll need everything from decorations to basic sheets and towels? Are they starting their first big job out of college? Think about their upcoming needs and try to get them something they can use on a regular basis.

IS THIS GIFT PERSONAL OR MEANINGFUL?

The best graduation gifts reflect this moment in time. Graduation is both a beginning and an end (sort of), so you can go either way! You can give a gift that will make your graduate feel excited and inspired for the future, or you can opt for the gift that will take them down memory lane. Both are wonderful, you can’t go wrong. The most important thing you can do is make it personal. Choose a gift that you can customize and personalize.

We may not be experts, but we know how to customize and personalize just about anything. So while we can’t give you a “top ten things to buy a graduate” list, we can suggest a couple of things that are guaranteed to make any graduate feel special.

Canvas prints

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The best thing about canvas is that it’s super versatile! You can print custom designs, quotes, artwork, photographs, and more. Canvas can be mounted, framed, or hung as-is and you’re not limited to standard sizes.

Not sure what design you want printed? We offer custom design services as well as canvas printing, so if you’re not an artist, we’ve got you covered. If you’re fresh out of design ideas, our favorite graduation gifts for 2017 are customized maps. You can choose the map you like, and add a quote or a name that fits your graduate! This gift is great for grads who are about to embark on their journey into the world. They can even check off the places they visit as they go! It’s a keepsake for life.

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Interested in pricing for a custom canvas print? Simply fill out our short request a quote form and we’ll get you all the info you need!

Embroidered gifts

Blanket Embroidered Letter

Custom name or monogram embroidery is another great way to create a personalized gift your grad will use and love. We find that the most loved embroidered gifts are the ones students can use at school! Personalized blankets are great for dorm life because they can’t get mixed up with a roommates. We also suggest towels, backpacks, and cozy bath robes.

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Want to see more options for embroidered gifts? Shoot us an email and we’ll be happy to send you some more ideas! Maybe you’ve already got a special gift and you’re just looking to add that special personal touch. We can help you with that, too!

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Curious about other potential gifts? Check out our website and follow us on social to see more of what Cornerstone Impressions can customize for you!

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Live screen printing events are one of our all time favorite ways to connect with people. A live screen printing event is just what it sounds like; an event where we show up with everything we need to make awesome shirts and print on the spot.

Live screen printing is cool because it allows us to make limited edition designs while you wait. No two shirts are the same, and people love the hands-on experience of selecting their exact shirt and then seeing it come to life.

Recently we set up at Chimy’s Cerveceria to print some custom designs for the Texas Tech Alumni Association of Fort Worth. Our team had a great time printing and socializing with the TTU fans who came out to enjoy the game and a beverage.

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Prior to each live screen printing event, we work with you, the customer, to come up with a handful of special designs to be  used that day. On the day of the event, we bring the shirts, the screens, the inks, and the fun. All your guests have to do is walk up, choose their shirt and favorite design, and we print it right there while they watch.

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The hands-on screen printing is fun to watch and your guests get to walk away with a shirt they wont find anywhere else. Awesome, right?

What types of events are good for live screen printing, you ask? We’ll print just about anywhere you have space for us, but we do have a few suggestions: outdoor concerts, tailgates, block parties, birthday parties, charity events, festivals, and other events of that nature are always great for live screen printing.

If you want to check it out for yourself, come see us this Friday at Martin House Brewing Co. for Tech Fest 2016. We’ll be printing the two designs below and a couple other exclusive designs for Texas Tech football fans!

As always, you can learn more about us by clicking any of the links below or simply shooting us an email.

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As a Fort Worth based company,  we are right in the middle of an area with multiple colleges and universities. Every fall, sororities and fraternities from these local universities begin recruiting their new members.

Recruitment for sororities is a huge deal. For nearly a week, hundreds of girls go from sorority house to sorority house meeting girls, learning about the various philanthropic efforts of each sorority, and eventually deciding which one is the best fit for them. Once the week is over, the new sorority members are super excited to wear their new Greek letters!

Sometimes finding congratulatory gifts for sorority girls is hard because not every company is licensed to sell these products. Fortunately, we are! Just in time for fall recruitment, we’ve added plenty of new products to our online sorority shop. It’s now easier than ever to purchase Greek apparel and gifts for the sorority girl in your life.

Check out some of our sorority gifts below!

CHARLES RIVER EMBROIDERED PULLOVERS

 

GOLD GLITTER EMBROIDERED V-NECKS

 

 

CAR DECALS AND STICKERS

 

EMBROIDERED STADIUM BLANKETS

 

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In addition to our online store, we take custom orders. So if you have a different gift in mind, just shoot us an email here: hannah@csimpressions.com and we’ll make sure you get the gift you’re looking for!

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One of the best things about working at a screen printing company is getting to know the people you print for. Printing for occasions like family reunions and spring break is always fun because you know your clients are going to have a good time in their new shirts.

Sometimes, our clients even send us pictures from their events, and it’s so much fun for us to see! Sharing the good times is our favorite thing of all. So this week we want to feature the UT Arlington Baptist Student Ministry and their spring break tanks!

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This past spring break, the BSM took a trip to Houston, where they spent their week in the inner-city working with backyard bible clubs, construction teams, food pantries, and other organizations. We think it’s wonderful to see this group of young people spending their break helping others!

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UT Arlington BSM students on their mission trip in Houston, TX. Go Mavs!

To learn more about the Baptist Student Ministry at UT Arlington, visit their website and Facebook page. To see more of our awesome clients, check us out on social media!

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