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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!

 

 

 

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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!

Fall Coats

Fashionable Coats

Winter doesn’t officially start until December 21st, but as we woke up the last couple of mornings and felt the crisp air, it was a clear reminder of how fast it’s approaching – it’s time to start thinking about coats. Although we are still able to enjoy the warm afternoons, the evenings and mornings are already dropping into the freezing temperature ranges. Don’t fret though, with our fast turnaround time, you can still get your stylish cold weather gear in plenty of time!

We have many varieties of coats to choose from – whether outside brings a mild chill or the extreme cold. You can also make your choice based on style and functionality. The ideal winter coat is made to keep you warm, easy to layer under, easy to move in, not too bulky and, ideally, something that you don’t feel like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Stay Puft while wearing it. Stay trendy with a double-breasted, mid-length, classic coat or add style and functionality with one of our parkas. Already have all of the basics? Then update your coat closet with classic fall colors like red, deep purple, and dark blues.

Here are a few tips on the top Coat Trends:
3-in-1 Coat – For versatility with the changing temperatures, go for the 3-in-1 coat that gives you the ability to add or remove a special liner and jacket shell. Layer them all together or wear them as individual pieces as the weather dictates.
High Collar – If you don’t like to wear scarves, a high-collar coat is the one for you! It’s an absolute life saver during the bitter winter months.
Hooded Wool Coat – Hooded coats are always great for extra protection against the cold. Pick a nice wool coat in a trendy color to protect yourself against the harshest cold temperatures.
Pea Coats – Slightly shorter and boxier than most coats, they are great for everyday wear and can be worn to work and social functions seamlessly and fashionably.
Trench Coats – This classic coat never goes out of style. Traditionally longer and belted, this coat can be worn to school, work, parties, etc. Single or double-breasted, it’s functional and fashionable.
Winter Parkas – Super warm and sporty, the parka is always a great choice. To keep a modern look, pick one that has a cinched waist to avoid the puffed up look. As the climate changes, so can the need…get one with a detachable hood or fur trim to keep you warm in the harshest temperatures and be removed when it gets warmer.

Regardless of the coat you choose, add your company logo, personalize it with a monogram, or just show off your unique style! Check out all of our varieties or come by Signet today to choose the right look for you! Not ready for the winter coat just yet? You can also choose from an assortment of fleeces, vests, and lightweight jackets. Whatever the need – we will find the one that works for you.

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!

Polos

The Classic Polo

The original polo wasn’t actually a polo at all, it was a button down long sleeve shirt created by John E. Brooks after attending a polo match in 1896 and noticing all of the collars were buttoned down to avoid flapping in the riders faces. The polo shirt became popular when it was worn by Rene Lacoste at the U.S. Open Tennis Championship in 1926. He wasn’t happy with the breathability of the standard starched long sleeve shirt, so he designed and wore a loosely-knit collared tee with a 3-button placket and short sleeves thus paving the way for the classic polo design of today. Lacoste and his friend then opened up their own line with the famous alligator logo only to be challenged in popularity by the Ralph Lauren Polo in 1972 that featured the polo player and quickly became an article of clothing worn as a societal status symbol. Fast forward to current day, the polo is still common attire that comes in many varieties of color, fabric, pattern, plackets, and style, but maintains the classic short sleeve, collared appearance. The alligator and Polo symbol have now been replaced with company logo and other embellishments.

Call your friendly Signet representative to pick from our many varieties of polo shirts…classic and modern…and have our expert team embroider your monogram, name, company logo, or whatever else one’s imagination inspires. Need it fast? Signet will have your polo’s completed within 8 business days. Stop by, visit our website, or call us today (540.665.9651) to get your customized polo’s!

Check out our many varieties of polo shirts in one of our catalogs here!

Beach Blog

Get Beach Ready in July!

Get Beach Ready in July! The 4th of July is one of the most popular weekends to go to the beach. Whether you commemorate 4th of July on a beach or your back yard oasis, make sure you and your customers have all of the necessary items to make it a fabulous celebration!

Kick back, relax, and oooh and aaaah over fireworks on a personalized beach towel or blanket. Show your patriotism with red, white, and blue themed clothing and accessories. Personalize your clothing, towels, or beach bags with your monogram, business logo, or family print. Keep your food and drinks cold in one of our many coolers that can be hand carried or rolled onto the beach while displaying your corporate logo. Pass out beach balls, Frisbees, footballs, and other fun items to keep everyone entertained with your company tag line. Show your customers you care by passing out water bottles or sunscreen. However you decide to celebrate, Signet offers a huge variety of options to get beach ready for 4th of July with many personalized and promotional items to choose from!

*Some promotional items have a minimum order. Screenprinting requires a minimum of 12 items. Turnaround time for most items is 8 business days.

 

Frocket T

 

Check out the latest trend – the Frocket T.

 

What is a Frocket T you ask? Commonly mistaken to mean “Front Pocket,” it actually stems from the term “Frat Pocket.” This fun short sleeve t-shirt is lightweight and 100% ring-spun cotton with a contrasting color pocket on the left chest. Utilize its eye-catching style to showcase your school spirit, make your monogram stand out, or show off your business logo. The options are limitless and driven by your imagination – and our wonderful art department!

To get your Frocket T and keep up with the latest trends, check out our online catalog or stop in our showroom and design your Frocket T today!*

Contrasting colors not your style? Pick from our large selection of pocket T-shirts and tanks in many colors to design your fashionable and personalized pocket shirt!

Check out some Frocket T’s here!

*Screenprint requires a minimum of 12 shirts to order. No minimum for embroidery or Cad Cut.

Color Options:

White/Black, Athletic Heather/Navy, Black/Deep Heather, Dark Grey Heather/Black, Heather Red/Deep Heather, Heather True Royal/Navy, White/Athletic Heather