Showing your patriotism on the fourth of July has been a tradition for as long as the U.S has been a nation. Many stores will sell shirts for Independence Day, however, most of the shirt designs are the same and will be sold in bulk. This means that someone at the barbecue or the fireworks show may have the same shirt as you. If you want to get something outside of the box for your family, here are some family 4th of July shirt ideas.
Declaration of Independence
The fourth of July is a major celebration in the United States because it was the date that the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom and became its own nation. To celebrate the main historical event of this date, you and your family can get the Declaration of Independence printed on your shirts. While it may not be feasible to get the entire declaration on the front of one shirt, you all can split up amongst the family. Get the shirts printed so that everyone has a part of the declaration on their shirt. For the best photograph opportunity, the declaration can start out with the tallest person and end with the shortest.
Our heads of state are often revered in different ways, from awards to holidays named for them. Mount Rushmore is one of the ways that some of our earlier presidents are celebrated. If you want to celebrate the government that makes our country great, get a Mount Rushmore printed shirt. Each person in the family can also pick their favorite presidents and have them placed on the Mount Rushmore head setting. This will allow each family member to personalize their patriotic T-shirts and celebrate the American leaders that they most admire.
Fun Facts List
One thing that may be missing on patriotic T-shirts is a little bit of humor. If you are interested in celebrating the 4th with a sense of fun, consider creating a fun facts list on your shirt. For those who are into fashion, President Chester Arthur was a bit of a fashion icon, given that he had at least 80 pair of pants, which was completely unheard of in his time. President Hoover was a bit of a daredevil, and his son owned two pet alligators that were allowed to roam freely on the White House grounds. Abraham Lincoln, along with being a farmer and a president, also held a bartending license.
You may also consider scouring through online stores, such as Presidential Wear, for a shirt that properly displays your patriotic attitude.