Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Today, we recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day as a way to honor Native people and to accurately tell their stories. This day is about “reflection, recognition, celebration and an education”.

We have personally found a deeper connection to this history by discovering which Native groups lived in our region. Have you ever wondered who originally inhabited the land on which you live? This NPR article on Indigenous Peoples’ Day linked to a fascinating, interactive map of native lands around the globe. This map is interesting to navigate because it “brings an awareness of the real lived history of Indigenous peoples and nations in a long era of colonialism”.

Here we zoomed in on the New England region, encompassing our Minuteman Press locations in Brattleboro, Enfield, and Springfield.

Brattleboro: N’dakina, Wabanaki, and Pennacook

Enfield: Podunks, Wangunks, and Pocumtuc

Springfield: Nipmuc, Agawam, and Pocumtuc

We always believe that education leads to strength and greater understanding. We hope that by deepening our understanding of the experiences of Native tribes, we will develop stronger ties to the land and become better stewards.


Corporate Gifting Trends for 2022

Corporate Gifting Trends for 2022

If you’re thinking about choosing the right gifts for your clients or employees this year, Minuteman Press can help. These five trends in corporate gifting provide ideas for everyone on your list. Our local customer service staff is also here to help you choose the right gift for your needs and your budget.

Winter Apparel

As the mornings are frosty and it’s dark before dinner time, winter is one everyone’s minds. Keep them cozy this year with branded winter gear from labels like Mercer+Mettle, The North Face, Eddie Bauer, and Carhartt. We carry the styles they want to wear – down alternatives, soft shells, waterproof parkas, and even cozy sherpa fleece.

Self-care and Personal Wellness

The holidays are a great time to give the gift of self-care. Let them take a break from cooking, entertaining, and decorating. This DIY lip balm kit will give them a fun experience and leave them with lip balm to last through the cold winter! The company assembling these ingredients is focused on sustainability and high-quality. They’re also proud to give a portion of their proceeds to help honeybees!

Sustainable Gifts

This set of bamboo travel utensils is meaningful and practical. They’ll use it for years to come and they’ll remember that your company is also committed to helping the environment. What a positive, lasting message! The bag is made of soft cotton and the set is completely recyclable and BPA-free. This set is a great gift for bringing lunch to work or for traveling.

Office Items

Branded desk items ensure that your logo is highly visible in the recipient’s office environment. This wireless fast charger is also a phone stand and pen holder. It might become the most useful item on their desk! It’s made from sustainable bamboo.

Snacks and Sweets

Consumable gifts are a great choice when you’re not sure what they want or need. Everyone loves a fun treat! We work with some of the best food service providers in the country. We add your logo or message to name brand sweets like Godiva, Mrs. Fields, and Jelly Belly. Items like popcorn and nuts are available too!

There is truly something for everyone in our online catalog. We can also help you narrow down the choices if you have a budget or recipient in mind. At Minuteman Press, we make corporate gifting easy!

Getting Gifts Before They’re Gone

Getting Gifts Before They’re Gone

Because of nationwide employee shortages and material delays, THIS is the time to think about holiday gifting.

Waiting until the beginning of the holiday season will likely mean back-ordered items and delayed shipping. If you order now, you’ll have a wider availability of products and colors.

We can add your name and logo to products ranging from lip balm to umbrellas…even snacks and chocolates! 

Some of our favorites this year are sustainable products and cozy items for the winter ahead.

Port Authority Flannel Sherpa blankets – available in 4 colors, 50″ x 60″   Hot chocolate on a spoon – includes custom mug   North Face Mountain Beanie with cozy fleece lining – 100% recycled materials




We can help you find the right products for employees and customers alike.   If you’re stuck finding the perfect gift for hard-to-shop-for family members, we can help with that too!  Our in-person customer service staff is here to help, or you can browse our online catalogs for promotional products and apparel

Winter Giveaway

Winter Giveaway

This holiday season, we’ve been committed to helping you push aside the hustle and bustle that December often brings. We wanted to be a place for calm, seasonal ideas. As one last way to make your holiday season more joyful, we’re offering a hot chocolate basket giveaway! It’s festive and cozy, with two seasonal mugs, hot chocolate, peppermint bark, and marshmallow snowmen. How fun is that?

Visit our post on Facebook (@mmpne) or Instagram (mmpne). Comment with one of your favorite holiday memories or traditions, and we’ll enter your name for a chance to win! We’ll randomly pull a name and contact the winner on Monday, Dec 23rd. The basket can be picked up at our Enfield shop.

Minuteman Press is committed to making your job easier so you can enjoy more of the holiday season!

Making the Holiday Season Simple with Free Designs

Making the Holiday Season Simple with Free Designs

Everyone can appreciate saving time and money in December.  Bonus if you can do it with style!  There are many designs that you can download – for free! – and use for your family’s holiday celebrations.  Items like greeting cards, place cards, and gift tags.  If you want to print these on thick stock with professional finishing, just send the file to us and we’ll get back to you with a quote.  Why not take advantage of these beautiful designs?

The creative folks over at The Spruce Crafts have shared this list of free designs. 

For seasonal printables that you can frame or add to a winter display, check out these fun choices from SixCleverSisters.  These are sure to liven up your walls or mantel in December!

Gift tags shouldn’t be boring.  Options like these will really stand out with festive flair!

Need more inspiration?  Google does the trick.  Here are the results for ‘free Christmas printable‘ and ‘free winter printable‘. 

Quick printing tips…PDFs are always better for printing because the fonts and layout won’t change from computer to computer.  Also, try to find a design with crop marks if possible.  These look like little black tick marks along the edges of the design, and they show you where to cut so the image is centered. 

We hope that these simple ideas bring inspiration to your holiday planning.  Even if you aren’t a creative type, combining several ideas from other people will add a personal touch to your holiday and make it feel unique.

Minuteman Press is committed to making your job easier so you can enjoy more of the holiday season!