Honoring our Vietnam Veterans

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We are proud to be apart of the event honoring Vietnam Veterans on November 11th at the Portsmouth High School right here in town.

Here is an excerpt from the American Legion Post 18 press release:

“Veterans who served honorably between 1 July 1958 and 7 May 1975 – whether in-
country or not – will be recognized on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 at Portsmouth High
School with a Proclamation, certificate, bracelet featuring the Vietnam ribbon colors
made by 4-H students and custom-designed ball cap made by National Embroidery of
Portsmouth. National Embroidery owner Dale Wood is a Vietnam veteran having served
in Danang and other in-country assignments. The ball cap features the Vietnam service
medal on the front and a yellow ribbon with “Welcome Home” on the back.”
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Dale and family will be there at the ceremony and we hope you and your family can join in the honoring of these vets.
For more information about the event contact the American Legion Post 18.

To see some video of the hats in production check out our Facebook page.

A White Blazer and A Denim Shirt

While scrolling through my Instagram feed  I ran across this.

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What a curious look…and yet kind of a brilliant idea. The blazer pulls everything together and adds polish to the outfit but the denim shirt says we are not taking this too seriously. (I think I have been reading too many fashion blogs…)

Would you try this look for your next event like a trade show or corporate retreat?

Photo courtesy of sofiacheriee via Insagram


Hashtags…love ‘em or hate ‘em they are a part of our culture now. So get on board with it and have fun creating your own. With a hashtag and cool font you can make your very own shirts for just about any event: Birthday, holiday, wedding, corporate retreat. Need some ideas?

Already way ahead of the game and have your own #hashtag shirts? Share them on our Facebook page. We would love to have a peek.

#teeshirts #goodtimes #havefunwithit

All photos are courtesy of Pinterest

Mark your Calendars

Most folks don’t think about their calendar needs until Dec.31. But now is a perfect time to get your calendars ready for next year. With these beautiful calendars from Ad-A-Day you can start your personalized calendars with any month you want.

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Notice we said PERSONALIZED? Each month of these calendars can be personalized with any name you choose.

For example if you run a veterinary clinic and want to say thanks to your clients for their patronage you can personalize the calendar with their pets name.

Run a landscaping business? Personalize it  with either your client’s name or how about their street address?

From vineyards to yacht yards these calendars make a great PERSONAL gift and keep your name in front of your customers all year long. And it is easy to do. Just provide us with an excel list of the names you want to use and we will take care of the rest. You can even provide your own pictures to make the calendar unique to your business. Get creative and then give us a call!


Ash City Fall 2014 Collection

I know, I know, it is Labor Day Weekend and the last thing on your mind is winter coats.

But Ash City’s new offering for outwear this fall may set your thoughts down a path that is strewn with brightly colored leaves that crunch merrily underfoot…Or may be not: hot dogs on the grill may be the only thing on your mind this weekend.

Either way check out the video and if you see something you like let us know!


Golfing for Batten Disease

You may have seen some pictures over on our Facebook Page of some work we were doing for our local chapter that helps support research for Batten Disease. The Allendale Country Club sponsored a golf tournament yesterday to help raise awareness of this fatal childhood disease.

The  tournament was a great success and we are proud to be able to support a great cause. The tee’s and polo shirts looked great and everyone loved the goodie bags.

IMG_2941 And now the golf clubs are put away and the banquet hall is cleaned up this for this year. That doesn’t mean however that this devastating disease is done playing.

We hope after watching you will find out how you can help Batten Disease by clicking this link: Batten Disease Support and Research Association.




Gray for a Bohemian Inspired Look

While looking through our  Bloglovin’ feed this picture, in a post by TLVBirdie, caught my eye. The post talks about how most people think of black or white as the go to colors to create a wardrobe around. But TLVBiride says if you want to create a relaxed, laid back bohemian look start with a basic gray tee.

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This works well in your own personal wardrobe but how does it translate into the workplace? And if you are in charge of your businesses corporate gear you know how hard it can be to try and find items that represent your business ideas and the “vibe” you want it to generate.

Our take on bohemian looks is District Made. They make some great tees with different cuts, textures, styles, and weights.

These tees would be perfect for setting a warm, relaxed, friendly atmosphere for your clients. All of these styles can be embroidered or screened or left to layer under a jacket or sweater. The different styles work well together and keep your employees in the same color palette without making everyone look too matched.

Photo courtesy of TLVBirdie