Custom VBS T-Shirts

Vacation Bible School (VBS) serves as a staple summer event for many communities, offering kids a fun, engaging environment to learn about faith, friendship, and community service. At its heart, VBS aims to bring children together to create memories and absorb teachings that last beyond summer. 

Custom T-shirts can be as important to the VBS experience as activities, games, and lessons. They not only unify participants, making every child feel part of something bigger but also act as a cherished keepsake after school ends. 

At Good Ink, we can help you design and print shirts that attendees and their parents will love. From choosing vibrant colors and readable fonts to incorporating meaningful logos and messages, we've got you covered.

Why Design Custom VBS Shirts?

Custom shirts are more than just something you wear at Vacation Bible School; they also create a sense of unity among VBS attendees. When each participant dons the same vibrant T-shirt, it marks them as part of a collective adventure. This shared identity fosters a strong sense of belonging, making every child feel included and valued in the VBS family.

Other reasons to invest in custom shirts for your VBS include:

  • Memorabilia: After the final day of VBS, the shirts stand as tangible memories of a week filled with joy, learning, and friendship. Each shirt, bearing the theme and year, becomes a cherished keepsake that children and parents hold onto, reminding them of the lessons learned and the fun they had.
  • Visibility and Promotion: Custom VBS shirts serve as moving billboards, showcasing the spirit of your event throughout the community. Worn in parks, grocery stores, and on playdates, these shirts spark curiosity and conversations, extending an invitation to future participants and spreading the word about the positive impact of your VBS program.
  • Safety: Safety is paramount in any child-centered activity, and brightly colored VBS shirts contribute to this goal. These shirts make it easier for volunteers to keep an eye on participants during outings or crowded events, ensuring that every child remains visible and secure throughout the day's activities.

Investing in custom VBS shirts brings a multitude of benefits, from enhancing the sense of community to ensuring the safety of participants. These advantages make them an important part of the VBS experience.

Designing Your VBS Shirts: Tips and Tricks

VBS shirt designs should be visually appealing and include text and logos that are visible from a distance. If you don’t have a particular design in mind, here are some tips for picking a winner.

Picking the Best Shirt Type

The shirt type you choose for your Vacation Bible School shirts impacts not only their look and feel but also their comfort and durability. Here are some considerations that you’ll want to take into account.

  • Fabric Choice: Opt for materials that offer comfort and breathability, such as cotton or cotton blends. These fabrics ensure that children and staff stay comfortable throughout the day, even in outdoor activities or warmer climates.
  • Fit and Sizes: Ensure the chosen shirt comes in sizes that accommodate all participants. Brands like Gildan and Tultex offer both adult and youth sizes, making it easier to match shirts across a wide age range. Also, consider whether you're looking for a more relaxed fit or a standard fit.
  • Decoration Method: Your chosen decoration method—whether screen printing, full color transfer, or embroidery—may depend on the texture of the fabric. For detailed logos or custom messages, a smooth fabric like the District Very Important Tee or the Bella + Canvas Triblend Tee can offer a clean canvas for intricate designs.
  • Durability and Quality: For an event as dynamic as VBS, fabric durability is extremely important. Brands like Gildan and Port & Company are known for their robust fabric quality, so their shirts can withstand the rigors of active play and repeated washings.

By carefully considering these aspects—fabric type, fit, available sizes, decoration method, and durability—you can select the perfect shirt type that meets the demands of your Vacation Bible School while ensuring comfort, style, and long-lasting wear.

Choosing the Right Colors

Color helps set the mood and establish a strong team identity for Vacation Bible School participants. Vibrant colors in particular not only appeal to kids but also significantly boost the visibility of groups during activities, enhancing safety.

For VBS shirts, we recommend opting for bright and cheerful colors like royal blue, radiant red, sunny yellow, or vibrant green. These shades are not just favorites among children for their eye-catching appeal but also carry positive associations—blue with trust and calm, red with excitement and action, yellow with joy and energy, and green with growth and harmony. 

When selecting shirt colors, also consider how they complement your VBS theme. For example, a nature-themed VBS might lean towards greens and browns, while a space-themed VBS could sparkle with blues and purples. 

Selecting the Best Fonts

For a font that captures the spirit of VBS, consider styles that are both fun and bold. Fonts with a playful twist, such as those with rounded edges or unique letter shapes, can add a sense of excitement and creativity to your shirts. These types of fonts reflect the dynamic and joyful nature of VBS, making the shirts more appealing to children.

However, it's important to balance fun with functionality. Ensure that the chosen font supports the theme without sacrificing readability. For instance, a font that mimics handwritten letters could be perfect for a camp-themed VBS, while a blockier, more geometric font might suit a technology or space theme better. The goal is to select a font that complements the theme and makes participants proud to wear their VBS shirts.

Logo and Theme Designs

The symbols and imagery on your VBS shirts are closely tied to your theme and the messages you wish to convey. For example, if your VBS theme revolves around a jungle adventure, consider using imagery like trees, animals, or explorers. Similarly, for a space-themed VBS, rockets, stars, and planets can create a sense of wonder and exploration. The key is to select symbols that are both appealing to children and relevant to the VBS message.

When designing the logo, also think about how it will integrate with the overall design of the shirt. This includes its placement, size, and how it interacts with your color and font choices. The goal is to craft a logo that stands out, communicates the spirit of your VBS, and makes everyone excited to wear it. 

Incorporating Custom Messages

Inspirational quotes or Bible verses serve as daily reminders of the values and lessons shared during the event. When choosing these messages, select ones that resonate with the theme and can inspire both the children and volunteers throughout the VBS experience and beyond.

Ideally, you should position these quotes or verses where they can be easily seen without overwhelming the shirt's overall design. Common spots include the back of the shirt, just below the neckline, or on the sleeve.  Regarding font size, it should be large enough to be legible from a reasonable distance but not so large that it detracts from the main design elements of the shirt. 

Why Choose Good Ink for Your VBS Shirts?

  • Quality and Comfort: Good Ink stands out for our commitment to premium materials that promise both comfort and durability. Understanding the active nature of kids at VBS, we ensure our shirts withstand the fun and fervor of every camp activity.
  • Customization Options: We pride ourselves on offering an extensive array of customization options. With Good Ink, you can choose from a wide range of colors, designs, and styles to create shirts that are as unique as your VBS theme. 
  • Design Support: Our team of design experts is on hand to guide you through the process, offering professional advice and support to refine your ideas into beautifully crafted shirts.
  • Affordable Pricing: We believe in providing quality without compromise, which extends to our pricing. Good Ink offers competitive rates and attractive discounts for bulk orders, making it easier for VBS groups to get great shirts within their budget.
  • Fast and Reliable Delivery: Timing is crucial, especially when planning an event like VBS. Good Ink guarantees fast and reliable delivery, ensuring your custom shirts arrive well before the big day. We're committed to meeting your deadlines, every time.
  • Satisfaction Guarantee: Your satisfaction is our top priority. Good Ink’s satisfaction guarantee policy ensures that if you’re not completely happy with your final product, we'll make it right. 

Choosing Good Ink for your VBS shirts means opting for quality, creativity, and care from start to finish. Let us help make your VBS event unforgettable with custom shirts that stand out! For more information or to place an order, please fill out our quote  form, use our live chat, or call us at (616) 294-8884 today.