This T-shirt encourages people to look for the good within themselves and others – but in a tongue-in-cheek way. It was inspired by those popular Face Book posts that say “The first word you see describes you.”
The words that most people will see will be “friendly,” “loving” or “forgiving.” This will make them feel good and want to start a conversation. Then at the bottom, the shirt claims that the other 27 virtues describe the wearer! That will make people laugh. It is a funny way to say nice things about oneself that pretends to be bragging when it really isn’t. When you’ve just told someone they are loving and friendly, they are unlikely to argue with the rest!
Then comes the fun of trying to find all of the other hidden words.
It was designed mostly for kids who are old enough to read (it doesn’t come in XS) but can be a fun conversation-starter for any age.
The shirt comes with a card that lists all 28 virtues you can find. Here they are, in case you want to search for yourself:
Active, brave, confident, courteous, creative, dependable, energetic, forgiving, friendly, generous, happy, helpful, intuitive, joyful, just, kind, loving, loyal, optimistic, patient, playful, respectful, sincere, strong, thankful, truthful, wise, wonderful.
The words go horizontal, down, and down diagonally, but not backwards or up.
The words are in pale blue ink, and are printed on black or royal blue for kids, with sapphire as a third option for adults.
As a reference, my model is a 60-pound 8-year-old. The black T-shirt is a kid’s M 10-12, and the blue is a kid’s S 6-8. The Sapphire shirt is an Adult Medium. This will give you an idea of how much of the shirt the design fills.
Design © Justice St Rain