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Jun 30

embroidered-patches-for-employee-motivationEveryone likes to be recognized for their effort. This makes the act of thanking employees for their hard work a very important one. However, all too often employers are stumped when it comes to finding ways to carry out this task.

If you are one of those employers who is on the lookout for ways to recognize your staff members, you might consider investing in custom embroidered patches. Because these patches can be displayed in a variety of ways, they are the perfect way to allow your proud employees to show off their achievements, while simultaneously giving them something more to work towards.

Custom patches can be made to recognize a variety of achievements, meaning you can pick and choose which tasks and milestones you'd like to reward your staff for. Because the patches are custom-made for your business, creating patches that reflect the achievements they reward is easy. Additionally, it means that your employees can build up a collection of different patches instead of stopping at only one or gathering a large number of identical patches.

custom-embroidered-patchAs you can see, creating custom embroidered patches and using them in a company-wide collection game is a great way to reward the best members of your staff and give others something to work toward. Keep in mind that patches are typically created in minimum batches of 50 pieces, so you'd need to design a patch reward program in which it is reasonable to use something like 50 patches of each design within a reasonable period of time. If you're a smaller business that only has a handful of employees, don't despair. The same approach can apply -- but instead of having patches made, you'd have the recognition embroidered directly on employee garments (there are no minimums to worry about for these types of projects).

If you are ready to order your own set of patches for employee recognition, we are here to help. Here at EmbroidMe San Diego, we offer high-quality products at an affordable price point, something we know you will love. We would be more than happy to discuss your needs and create the ideal product for you and your business.

Please contact us today for more information.

Jun 23

Fundraisers get better with gifts, but it can be hard to pick what you want to sell. Fortunately, a good option is available with promotional tote bags.

Environmentally Friendly

promotional-tote-bagFew things make more of a mess than plastic or paper bags. When people cart away the educational materials and loot from your booth in a paper bag, they ultimately have to throw the bag away. A reusable tote bag, however, goes home and gets, well, reused. This cuts down on the garbage at your event and makes you look very environmentally friendly.

A Useful And Ever Present Reminder Of Your Cause

Promotional totes go everywhere. Many cities have banned the use of plastic bags, so people take totes to grocery stores. Even if your city has not made that decree, people always need a sturdy bag to cart things in. If you hand out promotional totes at your fundraiser, the participants will be reminded of your cause for years afterwards every time that they reach for a bag.

A Good Place To Stash Information

People tend to get a lot of written information at fundraisers. Without a bag to put it all in, all those lovingly created brochures get left on tables or crammed into pockets where they disappear. Promotional totes give people a safe place to put their papers so they can read them later.

Show Support

Totes are fashion accessories, and like other fashion accessories, are prime opportunities for people to show their feelings. People can get quite a kick sporting the logos of the causes they support, and they will enjoy the chance to show where they stand to others.

Visibility For Your Message

Totes go on people's backs and get slung on their shoulders, making them very visible to everyone around them. Unlike smaller items, these aren't going to get buried at the bottom of a drawer, either. Most people hang totes from hooks at home so that the souvenir is a permanent part of their interior decor. This keeps your logo, message and contact information in many peoples' line of sight for prolonged periods of time. This extends to the time that your fundraiser can take in money for your cause and raise awareness.

If you are organizing a fundraiser and are considering a what to give away at your event or if you are just thinking of things to sell at your fundraiser, contact us. We can custom screen print or embroider a wide variety of things for your cause.

Jun 16

There's nothing quite like jumping into a nice cool pool on a hot summer day. For this reason, many children across the country choose to join a summer swim team each year.

If you are the coach of a summer swim team, you have likely seen just how wonderful the experience of being part of one of these teams can be for a child. You have probably also noticed how important it is for everyone on the team to mesh. Without that special bond, the team is not nearly as effective or memorable for those involved.

swim-team-t-shirtsFor this reason, coaches all over the US are always on the lookout for ways to help their respective summer swim teams connect. Fortunately, there are quite a few ways to go about this. Below are a few of our favorites.

Make Time for Bonding

Sometimes coaches will get so caught up in improving the team they forget to allow the team members to bond. However, because bonding is such an important part of creating a strong team, it is important that you nip this habit in the bud.

Allow your members a few minutes at the end of practice to discuss their personal lives, and encourage everyone to arrive early and chat while preparing for practice. This will give your team the time it needs to really mesh.

Encourage Connecting Outside of Practice

Because chatting during practice is not always possible or practical, it is a good idea to also encourage bonding outside of practice. Go out to dinner together once in a while, or take part in a local event together. Your team will benefit and everyone will have more fun!

Offer Team Swag

Custom printed t-shirts and other team swag items can help bring your group together by giving them a sense of belonging. These sorts of items are perfect for encouraging team loyalty and helping members display their pride.

If you are ready to order some custom-printed swag items for your team, please contact us today at EmbroidMe San Diego. We would be happy to help you find the ideal items for your group!

Jun 09

Summer is almost here, and that means it's time for popsicles, days at the pool, and of course, summer camp.


If you are hosting a summer camp this year, or if you are helping put one together, you probably have a lot on your plate right about now. From planning activities to making sure the meal plan is good to go, there is a lot that goes into making a summer camp great.

Unfortunately, a busy schedule means you are more likely to forget one of the most important aspects of camp: the t-shirts. While it might seem silly to say that a set of custom shirts is an important part of the camp experience, we do have some points to back up our claim.

Sense of Community

When all of your campers attend their first day of camp wearing their camp shirts with your camp's logo, they are more likely to see themselves as part of a community. This sense of community is part of what makes camp great, and without the shirts it can become much more difficult to establish early on.

Well-Presented Performances

If your campers will be putting together an end-of-camp performance for family and friends, a set of matching custom t-shirts help make the performance look well-put-together with very little effort. This is a huge bonus for the staff, who are likely already overworked and unwilling to come up with full-blown performance costumes.

custom-camp-shirtsTake Home Memories

Perhaps the most wonderful thing custom camp shirts can do for your campers is give them the opportunity to take home memories of their experience. You can enhance this opportunity by offering the kids a chance to sign one another's shirts at the end of camp, making them even more special.

Are you in need of custom t-shirts for your summer camp? Please contact us at EmbroidMe San Diego today for information on our customized products.

Jun 02

4th-of-july-souvenirsThe Fourth of July is well on its way. This means it's time to add the cookout or carnival to the schedule and gather the ingredients for your favorite Independence Day treats.

If you are hosting a large gathering this Independence Day, you may be wondering how to make your event extra special. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to make a Fourth of July celebration memorable. Try some of the ideas below for some patriotic fun you won't soon forget!

Silly Games

If sitting around eating and chatting with friends simply aren't exciting enough for your crowd, you might try mixing it up with some silly games. Sack races are an incredibly fun way to add some laughter to your party. Wheelbarrow races and water balloon fights are also great ways to get the giggles going.

pen-souvenir-productGreat Food

Try making your food table interesting by adding some out-of-the-ordinary or cutesy dishes. An elaborate American flag cake is just cute enough to make your shindig stand out. Meanwhile, something different-yet-tasty such as funnel cake is sure to keep people talking.

Take-Home Souvenirs

Want to be sure Independence Day 2017 is never forgotten? If so, you should consider offering your guests a fun gift to keep the memory alive. Small mementos such as custom pens work well for large parties, while custom printed t-shirts are perfect for family reunions and slightly smaller groups.

If you'd like to order some take-home souvenirs for your celebration, please feel free to contact us at EmbroidMe San Diego. We offer plenty of great products to choose from and friendly service you are sure to appreciate.