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St. Patrick’s Day

Here we are, it’s already coming up on St Patrick’s Day! The transition from pink and red hearts to GREEN clovers. This is THE big Irish day. Why do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? We’re simply commemorating the Christianization of Ireland during the 5th century by Maewyn Succat. The Irish patron saint was actually British. According to the legend, he was sold into slavery in Ireland when he was a teenager, became religious, escaped back to England, became an ordained priest named Patrick and started converting all of the Irish Celtic pagans to Christianity. He was the one who originally introduced the Holy Trinity to the King by using the shamrock thus making it a popular symbol. The holiday marks St. Patrick’s death and has been observed as a religious holiday in Ireland for over 1500 years. Ireland only officially started celebrating the day in 1903. Since the Emerald Isle is mainly catholic and St. Patrick’s Day usually falls on Lent, it used to be a quiet and religious holiday – until the 1960s, when a law allowed pubs to open on St. Paddy’s Day. (Never call it St. Patty’s Day!) Now, the 17th of March is a moment of celebration for those of Irish descent all around the world.

Green is everywhere, people buy goodies to accessorize their outfits and every pub is decorated in green and clovers for the big crowds coming in to drink the traditional green beer. Even rivers, monuments and even ski resorts have all been turned green to commemorate the occasion. Ironically, even though everyone goes green, Patrick himself apparently preferred blue and proof can still be seen on old Irish flags. During the 1798 Irish Rebellion, wearing the clover and the color green became a symbol of nationalism – and it stuck.

This is also a great time of year to take advantage of our fun and affordable Promotional Products for your company or personal party as giveaways or commemorative items. Some of our fun and most popular items are silicon wristbands, Can Koolers, stadium cups, lanyards, or Coasters to put under the many beverages that will be consumed. Don’t forget to decorate the place with printed inflatable balloons.

Do you want to personalize some goodies for your next event? Contact Signet Screen Printing and Embroidery today and let us help you personalize your holidays year-round!

12 Days of Christmas Savings

12 Days of Christmas Savings

Day 1 of Christmas Savings

 

On the 1st Day of Christmas Savings, Signet’s offering…
10% off all Design Your Own orders!

 

 

Day 2 of Christmas Savings

 

 

On the 2nd Day of Christmas Savings, Signet’s offering…
10% off Charles River Rain Jacket with monogramming!

 

 

Day 3 of Christmas Savings

 

 

On the 3rd Day of Christmas Savings, Signet’s offering…
10% off Charles River Vest with monogramming!

 

 

Day 4 of Christmas Savings

 

On the 4th Day of Christmas Savings, Signet’s offering…
10% off monogrammed New Englander Boot Socks!

 

 

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On the 5th Day of Christmas Savings, Signet’s offering…
10% off custom embroidered Mountain Lodge Blankets!

 

 

Day 6

 

 

On the 6th Day of Christmas Savings, Signet’s offering…
10% off custom embroidered Welded Soft Shell Jackets!

 

 

Day 7

 

 

On the 7th Day of Christmas Savings, Signet’s offering…
10% off Port Authority Value Fleece Jackets!

 

 

Day 8 Savings

 

On the 8th Day of Christmas Savings, Signet’s offering…
10% off embroidered holiday fleece loungers!

 

Day 9 Christmas Savings

 

On the 9th Day of Christmas Savings, Signet’s offering…
10% off our in stock “Joy” design on any shirt!

 

 

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On the 10th Day of Christmas Savings, Signet’s offering…
10% off our in stock Winter Hats!

 

 

 

Christmas Savings Scarf Signet Scarves Gifts Holiday

 

On the 11th Day of Christmas Savings, Signet’s offering…
10% off our in stock Winter Scarves!

 

 

 

Day 12 T-Shirt Christmas Savings

 

On the 12th Day of Christmas Savings, Signet’s offering…
10% off our in stock 2015 Christmas T’s!

 

 

 

For additional Christmas Fun, click here to see our little elves getting ready for Christmas!

 

PLEASE NOTE:
Minimum order of 12 Items on any Screen Printing, no minimum necessary for Embroidery.
Use Promo Code “12DAYS” when placing order.  Offers expires Dec 16, 2015 for custom orders, Dec 24, 2015 for in stock items.
All customized items must be ordered by Dec 16th to be completed for Christmas Eve pickup.
In stock items can be picked up during regular business hours (M-F, 8:30 am – 5 pm).
We will close at 12 pm on Dec 24th and will be closed Friday, Dec 25th.

 

Southern Girl

Southern Girl

Let us Bring Out the Southern Girl in You!

What is a Southern Girl? There are many definitions, but here are the top 10 ways to help identify a true Southern Girl:
1) Simple, yet elegant.
2) Loves jeans and cowboy boots.
3) Frequents places that serve sweet tea.
4) Listens to mellow music.
5) Full of Southern hospitality.
6) Generous, sweet, and always polite.
7) Y’all is the only pronoun they need.
8) When it comes to hair – bigger is better.
9) Any sentence started with “Bless your heart…” could be good or bad.
10) They live by Reese Witherspoon’s words “If it doesn’t move, monogram it!”

How can we help you show off the Southern Girl in you? Whether it be through monograms for your clothes, hats, shoes, or even your vehicles – we’ve done it all. How about a nice custom designed shirt with your favorite Southern saying in sparkle?

Visit our website page to Design Your Own, check out our various apparel catalogs, stop by, or call us and let us bring out the Southern Girl in you!

 

Challenge Coins

Challenge Coins

The tradition of the military carrying coins can be traced all the way back to the Civil War and World War I when Soldiers left for battle with a coin from home in their pocket and kept it after the conflict as a lasting remembrance of their wartime experiences. It was during World War II where the “Challenge Coin” became a tradition. American soldiers stationed in Germany after the war adopted that country’s popular “pfennig check.” The pfennig was the smallest unit of German currency. When someone announced a pfennig check, a soldier who could not produce one had to buy a round of drinks for his buddies. This tradition carried into the Vietnam War where Special Forces units minted a coin to express the unique identity and strong bond forged between them. Other units quickly began creating their own to build camaraderie and symbolize their pride of membership in an elite group. Today, coin checks are still a part of military life and are revered by troops in every branch of service. Various penalties are still handed out for those found without theirs. These custom coins – originally minted for military units – capture in metal the essence of their affiliation and their fierce pride. But not only are they carried by soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines, they are also carried by lawmen, firefighters, Government entities, and almost any member of a particular unit with a well-defined history and mission. The challenge coin is not merely a token, but a tangible source of pride.

Signet can supply you with lapel pins, Challenge Coins, and Medallions. When you have a special event, business anniversary, completion of a major project, or want to reward work that is above and beyond, gift those with a special commemorative pin, coin, or medallion. Contact us today to customize yours or pick from pre-made designs.

Please allow up to 4 weeks for completion, so please plan accordingly.

Reference: The Challenge Coin Tradition (A Brief Look at the History of Challenge Coins In the Military), Retrieved October 29, 2015 from http://custom.nwtmint.com

HalloweenHalloween T-Shirt – Show Your Creativity!

Not sure what to be for Halloween this year? Want to save money on expensive costumes? Do you like to wear Halloween themed shirts more than just on Halloween?

Come by our showroom or check out our Design Your Own website app and have one of our top notch artists create a custom Halloween shirt for you, your family, or even a group of friends (think M&M’s or Skittles). Whether it is a fun saying, a super hero, a traditional Halloween icon, or a personal design, let us help you create a fun and personalized shirt.

Choose from standard Halloween colors or select a high-visibility color that will provide extra safety for trick-or-treaters. Long sleeve, short sleeve, or even hoodies – the options are endless! Get creative and order yours today and have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Happy Trick-or-Treating!

Get Your Pink On

Breast Cancer Awareness – Get Your Pink On!

Fall is fast upon us. While some people dread the upcoming cold, others revel in the changing season and beautiful, vast array of colors. The vibrant changing of the trees, the bright oranges of the pumpkin patch, and the greens and reds in the apple orchards – all waiting for the picking. But in October, our favorite color is Pink – the most recognized color for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast cancer is a disease that has or can change the lives of anyone in an instant. Whether it is a close friend, spouse, or family member, it’s a scary diagnosis that affects 1 in every 8 women (12%) in the U.S. For women, breast cancer has the highest death rate of all cancer types and is the 2nd most commonly diagnosed next to skin cancer. There is hope – there are very successful breast cancer treatments available, but it is critical that everyone is aware of how important early detection is to overcoming this disease. We may not be able to change the beautiful scenery outside to pink, but we can definitely show our support to all those around us that may be dealing with this disease directly or indirectly.

In honor of the fighters, survivors, and angels – Get Your Pink On! Put your inspirational message and the Pink Ribbon on Hats, Polo’s, T-Shirts, Socks, Bags, Promotional Products, and much more! Add the Pink Ribbon to your company logo, design your own awareness slogan by using our website app or coming by and talking with our talented Art Department. Fly a Pink Ribbon flag, hang a sign or banner for all who pass to see. At Halloween, hand out fun awareness gifts like silicone bracelets with motivating messages or an awareness button with inspirational sayings. The ideas and options are limitless – all of which will spread awareness, hope, and the vital message reminding women to perform self-exams or be seen by a doctor and could potentially save a life.

For the month of October, Signet will donate 10% of profits for all purchased Breast Cancer Awareness apparel and products to the Winchester Medical Center Cancer Center. So we encourage you to “Get Your Pink On” and help give the gift of health, safety, and education by spreading awareness. Together, we can make a difference.

 

Statistics provided by: BreastCancer.org

School PrideSchool Pride T-Shirts

Show Your School Pride with Custom Designed Shirts!

Stand out in a crowd and show your school pride with t-shirts that you can easily custom design with Signet Screen Printing and Embroidery by coming into our showroom or using our easy online Design-Your-Own website app.

Contact us today for your Class T-Shirts, “Loud Crowd” tees, Club tees, Proud Parent apparel, or School Staff tees and polos. We can provide your school with most anycolor or style you want from neon pink to tye-dye to camo.

Whether you come by our showroom, call or e-mail us, or visit our online design app, let us help you show your school pride this year!

 

Fleece Blankets BlogFleece Blankets

With fall around the corner, what better way to keep warm and promote your school or company than with one of our soft Fleece blankets? We can embroider your logo or monogram on several different types and sizes. Use them for a school fundraiser and sell them at football games, pass them out as gifts to employees, or monogram them for a personal touch as a gift to a loved one…or yourself.

Let us put your logo or monogram on your warm and soft Fleece blankets. Call, click here to go to our online catalog, or visit us today to see a sample of colors and sizes.

Applique

Applique

An applique is a design that is created by applying a smaller piece of fabric to a surface pattern that is used to decorate a garment or product. It is attached by using a satin stitch overlapping the edge of the material to ensure stability and a neat clean edge.

Make your company logo, favorite design, or personal monogram stand out from the rest by using the different features of fabric, a variety of our metallic and other specialty threads (we even have glow-in-the dark), or even combining your emblem with an applique.

Visit us to check out the many possibilities – Our extremely talented and creative embroidery department would love to help you create the look that you’ve been searching for to make your everyday apparel, gifts, or company basics stand out from the rest – Let’s get creative together!

Placket

A placket is the opening at the neck of a garment. Specifically with polo’s, the term placket refers to the double layers of fabric bands that surround and reinforce fasteners such as buttons, snaps, or zippers. It was originally designed to allow clothing to be put on or removed easily, but are now also being used as a design element.

Men’s polo plackets typically feature 2 or 3 buttons and women’s can have as many as 5 or 6 buttons and run halfway down the shirt to create a distinctive feminine look. The women’s polo can also feature a Johnny collar which is a placket style with an open, short V-neck that does not have fasteners.

Today’s placket trends are largely influenced by the expansion of fabric blends. With the move to polyester and spandex or Lycra blends, the shirts offer more stretch and flexibility that makes them more comfortable and drape better. These fabrics also allow for more vibrant colors that don’t fade as much or as fast as 100% cotton shirts.

Next time you are searching for the perfect polo, make sure to pay close attention to the placket and the various options you can choose from. Visit our website or contact one of your friendly Signet reps today to help you pick out yours!