Zazzle helps Kids express themselves.


James is a 6-year old kid in grade 1. Like many other kids he likes to play his Gameboy, ride his bike, and goes to karate.

But James has asthma, a lung condition that makes it hard for him to breathe when he’s having an “attack”.

Last Friday I stayed home with my son James during one of his attacks. I spent most of the day giving him medicine with a nebulizer (like a small humidifier). To cheer him up, I opened my laptop and asked, “How does asthma make you feel?” Taking off his nebulizer mask, he said, “Like a bird that can’t fly”.

Asthma makes me feel like a bird that can't fly.

I typed his words into a Zazzle, and together James and I made his first “Asthma Shirt“. James was tickled to see his words on a shirt! It was a huge pick-me-up for an otherwise challenging day.

Using only Zazzle’s fonts – especially the picture fonts – we created a series of shirts for kids with Asthma. Making these shirts helped James creatively express his feelings about his health condition. At the end of the day, looking at the nice array of colorful shirts with lighthearted asthma phrases on them made us both feel a lot better.

Asthma is like diving with an empty oxygen tank

We really like using picture fonts, and all the shirts in the asthmatic gallery are “text only”. I hope Zazzle adds more picture fonts in the future. They are easy for kids to use – even kids in bed with asthma!


4 Responses to “Zazzle helps Kids express themselves.”

  1. Penny Cork Says:

    What a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jay Says:

    Remarkable story but I find zazzle expensive for small business

  3. Marilyn Says:

    Nice shirts! What a creative way to express a health condition.

  4. Wendy Says:

    This is a tremendous story and the truth in the words should be recorded…… Lovely end product and the memory for the child is now a positive one,, thanks for sharing and great shirt!

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