Adoption T-shirts

**This sale is now closed, but a HUGE thanks goes out to everyone who made it such a success! I appreciate your e-love and support so much! XO**


Okay! It’s t-shirt day! ūüėÄ

Like I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve had this (day)dream to create a line of Lettered shirts for a while now, so today marks Day 1 of my trial run and I’m so grateful for the Opportunity to see how this all goes…or doesn’t go- LOL! ūüėÄ

The shirts are made by Next Level and we chose them because they are SO soft! They’re 50% Polyester/25% Cotton/25% Rayon and we didn’t notice that they shrunk much at all after we washed and dried them. They are unisex t-shirts, and both Kevin and I are wearing mediums in our photos. Here’s a sizing graph that may be helpful too:

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HPS stands for “High Point of Shoulder”, so that measurement is from the very top of the shoulder down to the bottom of the shirt.

(If you have any other questions about the shirts, please feel free to ask in the comment section below and I’ll get back to you with an answer a.s.a.p!)


Here I Am Send Me Tshirt | The Lettered Cottage

You’ll be redirected to pages where you can select the quantity and size, and you can pay for your purchase with Paypal or a credit card.

The sale will end next Monday morning at 9am CST so that we can email our entire order off to to Mammoth Printshop.

Mammoth Printshop

They’ll be printing them up from March 24-28, and then Kevin and I will start shipping them out after that. (between April 1-5) Purchasers in the US should receive their t-shirt(s) before or during the second week of April. If you have any questions regarding the shipment of our shirt, just drop me a line at LaylaPalmer (at) aol (dot) com.


If you missed my post about how God encouraged me to split the proceeds from these shirts, you can read about that here: Two T-shirts.

The couple I mentioned in that post were so excited & thankful, and I was so touched when I read what Stacy wrote on her blog the next day:

“There have been so many conversations in our house during these last few months as we have worked through the paperwork trail, again. ¬†One of the biggest challenges this go-around was that when we felt God leading us to change from¬†Ethiopia to¬†Haiti, and we knew it was going to be another¬†challenge to our finances.¬† This second dossier was not something that was in¬†our¬†financial plan, but we were confident that it was in¬†His¬†plan.¬† As we were nearing the end of our dossier and coming up on another big payment, God made it¬†very clear¬†to my heart one day, just last week, that¬†He¬†called us to adopt, and that¬†He¬†would provide the finances.¬† I felt it¬†so clearly¬†that I immediately burst into tears.¬† I¬†knew¬†that He would provide.

So, today¬†my little man and I made a trip to the post office and happily¬†mailed off our dossier.¬† With it, went¬†a huge chunk of our savings.¬†¬†But, there was peace¬†in my heart.¬†¬†Then, we ran a¬†few more errands¬†and came home to eat lunch together.¬† As¬†I finished¬†my lunch, I¬†received a text from my friend, Layla (who¬†goes to our church and is¬†also¬†adopting from Haiti!¬† How cool is¬†that?!),¬†and she asked if she could share my blog on her blog. ¬†So, laughing a little in my head at how infrequently I blog, I said “Sure!”. Why not, right?

It wasn’t until about an hour later, when¬†little man was down for a nap, and I had a moment to sit down, that I decided to spend some time catching up on¬†Layla’s blog.¬†Her post ended with me in a puddle of tears. The very puddle I had joked about on Facebook earlier. God, in all His goodness, had laid our family on Kevin and Layla’s hearts, and we were about to be the beneficiary of a blessing we never saw coming. I will never get over it when people tell me that God has laid us on their hearts. While they were praying through their own dilemma, He was assuring me He was taking care of ours. What an absolute joy it is to be a part of the plan¬†He¬†has for our lives. He has already convinced me that He is writing a much better story than I could have ever dreamed up.”

Stacy and Neal

(Neal, Stacy and their kiddos!)

¬†I used to feel like I was dragging my feet on this t-shirt line idea, but now I sort of think it was supposed to launch this way all along! ūüėÄ

So, on behalf of Neal and Stacy and their family, and Kevin and our Sweet P down there at Three Angels Children’s Relief, thank you¬†so much to anyone who purchases a shirt this week! Our families appreciate your kindness more than you’ll ever know!

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    • Layla says

      Hi KC!
      I’m not sure, but I just added a size chart to the post. Hope that helps and thank you so much for your encouragement! :-)

  1. jackie says

    Hi Layla,
    I have tried ordering and noticed it was size xl….then I went back and read your comment, so I tried to update my cart and I have 6 t-shirts in my cart :( I would love to order that many but my budget cant afford that–I was only wanting 1-can you suggest how I can correct? Smiles, Jackie

    • Layla says

      Hi Jackie! I’m sorry about the inconvenience. Our IT guy is still trying to work out all the unexpected kinks, but I’m thinking you’ll just need to change the number of shirts in your shopping cart. Seems like I remember a red X next to the extra shirt in my shopping cart this morning, so I just clicked the X next to the shirt we wanted to delete. Hope that helps and thank you so much for your support! :-)

  2. Cindy Chapman says

    Just ordered the “Daydream” shirt. Can’t wait to get it! I’m looking for info about choosing a paint color and lightening it by 50%. I can’t find the post about it. Can you direct me?

  3. Kim A says

    Just ordered my “daydream” shirt. Just wanted to show my support for the enjoyment your blog and Kevin’s camera tutorials gives me.

  4. Charlotte Richardson says

    I just picked up my t-shirt and I’m so excited! Love the story and the journey behind it. We are sending prayers to both of your families.

  5. Charlotte Richardson says

    By the way……Kevin’s camera tutorials rock!! I’m learning so much and loving every minute of it. :)

  6. Alisa says

    Hi Layla! Just ordered my t-shirts and I am so excited to get them! My hubby and I are praying for you, your hubby and your sweet baby boy! I was wondering if you’d thought about baby/toddler size t-shirts/onesies? I have a little guy and would love to one for him! Just a thought:) Romans 8:25- God bless!!!

    • Laurena says

      Hope the adoption goes well. Thank you for being so inspiring both with your renos and beautiful spirit.

  7. Paula says

    Hi Layla! Thank you for your post, as well as Stacy’s post. I purchased the “Send Me” t-shirt for a 16-year-old daughter of a friend – she has a heart for the Lord and has felt called into missions. She will be leaving for a mission trip to Uganda this summer! I can’t wait to give the t-shirt to her, and tell her your story as well. God bless you!

  8. says

    Got one for myself and my friend who has 8 children, 3 of whom are special needs and adopted from over seas! Thanks for letting me help :)

  9. Elizabeth says

    Just ordered a shirt for my Mom! Luckily, I needed a Medium so no issues ordering. My Mom has 4 adopted children, 7 kids all together (including me). She always said she was called to adopt. Two of my brothers are Asian. She would love your story and I need to share it with her so I thought getting her a shirt would be a great gift to her and you. My sister and two of her boys are in Haiti right now and she assured me they would be going by Three Angels, like they always do. My sister goes 4 or 5 times a year with her church. I’ve shared your story with her and she is so happy for y’all. She and a friend sponsor a little girl there named Paula and they always go by to visit her when they’re there.
    Can’t wait to see what else God has in store for your family!

  10. Jackie says

    Hi there :)

    With the shirts lying flat, could you please give the width measurements of the t-shirts for sizing. Thank you so much :)

    • Layla says

      Hi Jackie!
      I just added a little size chart to my post. Let me know if that helps! :-)

  11. Jennifer says

    Hey Layla! I ordered my shirt today :) I’m so happy that there has been such a response to the t-shirts! Nothing is impossible for God and when it is his will then he will orchestrate a way. Praying that the remainder of your adoption journey goes smoothly and that in no time at all Sweet P will be in your arms. Children are such a precious gift and I am overjoyed that you and Kevin are finally going to experience parenthood. God Bless you!

  12. Kristen Wooten says

    Just ordered! I rarely wear t-shirts, but wanted to help. Hope this is wildly successful!

    Kristen in Atlanta

  13. jennifer says

    can you ship to Ontario Canada? Love the t-shirt’s and want to support both families in this amazing journey.



    • Layla says

      Yep! There’s an option for Canadian shipping too, Jennifer! Thank you for checking with me! :-) XO

      • jennifer says

        I went through and saw the Canada shipping, but it at the end said sorry there was no shipping to Canada? Let me know! thanks for responding so quickly!

        • Layla says

          Sure thing, Jennifer! I’ve seen some Canadian orders come through, so I’ll check with my IT guy about why it may not be working for you. This tech stuff is mind boggling to me! ūüėÄ

  14. says

    Layla!!! I am so excited to support you in this and I am surprising my man with this tee too! The message “Here I am, send me” is his heart and has been driving him for the past few years. He is going to LOVE it. I am so thrilled for you guys- it’s been pure joy watching this process the past couple of years. God is good!

  15. Lisa says

    Hey Layla, I love the shirts! I am trying to order a “day dream” shirt and when I add it to the cart, it says I have added “two send” me shirts. I’ll keep trying as I know the IT guy is working on it.

    Thanks, Lisa

  16. Beverly says

    Hey Layla, I got it to work and my order went thru! Let the dancing commence!!! Can’t wait to get the shirt. Also, I wanted to let you know that I was your “pick your Presto” kitchen and we finally are removing the cabinets above the bar this week. Yippee!

  17. says

    Love this inspirational idea! I just ordered my Don’t Quit Your Daydream shirt, and can’t wait to wear it as I paint furniture and work on my clients’ orders! Sharing this on my Facebook page, too, so that others can hear about this fundraiser!

  18. Kylie says

    Hi, just wondering if there’s any chance of having a shirt or two shipped to Australia? They look awesome!

    • Layla says

      Sure thing, Kylie! Let me check on the shipping rate and I’ll get back to you asap! Thank you! ūüėÄ

  19. Melissa says

    Love both shirts! Would have ordered both but not a fan of gray! Any chance “Here I am” is going to come in a different color soon? ANd I would love the “Daydream” on the back of a sweatshirt.

  20. says

    Hi Layla, I’m also from Canada and would love to be able to purchase a t-shirt..firstly, I would be happy to support your adoption(s) for sure as I have two wonderful great nephews from Korea who have been a blessing in all our lives, and two…I’ll never give up my daydream and I want everyone to know it!!
    Hope you will support Canadian orders soon!
    All the best!

    • Layla says

      Hi Wendy!

      We actually added that option a couple of days ago, so you should be all good to go! :-) Thank you SO much for your support…and HIGH FIVE to never giving up! XO

  21. says

    Thank you so much for organising international shipping! I ordered one, looking forward to wearing it and being a part of the TLC family ūüėČ

  22. Peggy says

    I couldn’t decide on the size (an XL to wear over leggins or X w/jeans). So – bought 2. Even thought I get 2 shirts – I’m thinking of it as one shirt purchase for each family :)

  23. rachel says

    I cant believe I missed it!! I just went to order and its closed :( Last week got so busy. Is there anyway to order 2 ” here I am send me” t shirts…. need for 2 teenagers doing the centerpoint mission trip this summer.

  24. megan says

    just checking on when the shirts will ship? getting worried i used an old address!

  25. Kayleen says

    Hi, I just read your post about your tshirts. I love what you are doing and would love to get one of the don’t quit your daydream in a size small if still available. Can you tell me if they are still available? Thank you.

  26. michelle says

    Hi! I am so psyched to receive my shirt in the mail. LOVE IT!!!
    However, I ordered a Med. but it is too big–wondering if anyone ordered and small and would like to swap? Let me know.

    Thank you

  27. michelle knickerbocker says

    Hello :)
    I received the t-shirt and LOVE it. However, I must have measured wrong. I somehow got a MED but need a SMALL. Is there anyone who could swap me?

    If yes, please let me know. I’ll check back here to see