Custom Plaques: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

We all have that one person in our lives that is hard to buy for. They simply already own everything, or you just have no clue what to get for them. Valentine’s day is no exception from this dilemma (and it’s right around the corner, too)! So, let us help you with that perfect gift idea that no one will ever consider buying for themselves. Create custom plaques for all of your loved ones this holiday.

Custom Plaques, Not Just for Awards

While a list of perfect Valentine’s day gifts may already exist, we think that you’re overlooking this one. The great thing about custom plaques is that there is room for more text than a name tag or name plate. Add an entire poem to express your feelings for that certain someone in your life. Or, add a quick tidbit from a favorite book.

Three custom plaques with a message of love to use as gifts for Valentine's day presents.

No matter your wording choice, don’t forget that you can also add icons and simple graphics. From roses to hearts, all plaques can be engraved with your special message for your loved one. So get to adding some extra style to your message. Don’t know what to add? Our experienced team is here to help you get your message out. Let us know what you need, and we’ll send you a digital proof for you to review before we start your order!

Thinking Outside the Box

One of the best things about customizing a unique gift plaque is that these can be given to nearly anyone in your life. From a favorite teacher to your grandpa, everyone is sure to enjoy this thoughtful gift. Just remember that your message should fit the recipient.

Oh, and another wonderful thing about a gift plaque is that you can give it to both men and women! Add your sweetheart’s favorite saying or your mom’s loving words to a suitable graphic. Now you have the perfect gift for everyone in your life.

What you can add to our custom plaques?

To answer this question, you need to make a choice. First, choose a value, standard or premium plaque. Second, look at the available materials. Third, make a size selection. For example, under Premium Plaques, you can choose a Rosewood Plaque with a Floating Acrylic Plate and then select from three different sizes.

When choosing which plaque size is best for you, make sure you know what you want for your message. The longer your message is, the bigger your plaque size will need to be. You will also need to keep in mind that you will need a larger size if you want to use a graphic to go with the text.

PRO TIP: Check out what we have listed on our site for ideas on what will fit on different sized plaques.

Now, when Valentine’s day (or any other holiday) comes around, you will have a gift to wow that special someone in your life with; and one they will cherish forever. So while flowers, chocolates and stuffed animals are generally used as romantic gifts, think outside the box this year by giving custom plaques.

P.S. Check out our article on Finding The Right Custom Plaque!

Honoring A Veteran and Their Service

No matter the time of the year, honoring a veteran is an age-old tradition.

So, why not make sure that these veterans know how special they are? Here are some great ideas to make any veteran know just how grateful you are for their service.

Custom Award Plaques

give a custom plaque to your favorite veteran as a token of your appreciationWhile it may seem a little thing, designing a custom plaque for a well-deserving veteran will help them understand what their service meant to you. From choosing the best wood and finish to creating all the little details on the engraved plate, these awards are one of a kind.

Add names, titles, designations and choose an image or graphic to go with the text. Remember that these award plaques are meant to be just as unique as each veteran is. From an “Award of Excellence” to a commemorative message, these plaques will make any veteran appreciate your time.

award plaques are the perfect way to show any veteran just how much you careAnother great idea is to recognize the time spent by a veteran’s loved ones. Use poetry or other passages to help these family members and friends know how much they are noticed and loved. Some ideas could include “The Military Wife” or “A Soldier’s Prayer.”

But, no matter what you decide on for the text for these unique custom plaques, remember that your veteran deserves something that will fit their personality and service.

Executive Name Wedges

show a veteran in your life just how much you care with an executive desk wedgeEach solid wood desk wedge comes with an attached metal name plate, which is personalized with up to two lines of text and a logo or graphic. So, add the military branch logo or something that symbolizes the veteran’s service. From a ship to a boot and sword, make sure to customize these decorative name plates to fit each veteran for which you are shopping.

And, no matter which material you choose for the desk wedge, it is sure to please your recipient. From a dark walnut to glossy black, these name plates are strikingly beautiful and fit on any desk or shelf.

So, whichever product you choose, the veteran in your life is sure to enjoy your thoughtful gift of remembrance.

Corporate Gifts are for Everyone

Not only do we have the best ideas for corporate gifts this year, but we can also put any name on it!

Scott Ginsberg has come up with a philosophy about personal identification, “Everyone should wear name tags, all the time, everywhere, forever.” And we don’t think he’s too far off, especially when it comes to corporate gifts.

But, do you need a professional to tell you how essential name tags are? And, what about translating that into corporate gifts. Yes, it is that time of year again when every business should consider what they are giving to their employees, colleagues and customers.

Providing corporate gifts is an opportunity to connect with your clients, strengthen employee ties and share your holiday cheer. Recruiting, retention and business development are three great reasons to give a gift. But don’t just give a gift because you think someone expects it. Give because you want to maintain these relationships.

And, here are our three favorite gifts!

Executive Desk Wedge

use executive name wedges for your corporate gifts this yearThese fancy name plates are perfect for showing just how much you appreciate someone. They also make an excellent award for any achievement. With a class of excellence above any other, these beautiful executive desk wedges are sure to show how much you care. Whether you give one for your corporate gifts or buy one for yourself, the professional quality reflects the excellence you demand from yourself and your company.

Acrylic Desk Blocks

use acrylic desk blocks for your corporate gifts this yearCrystalline acrylic desk blocks make beautiful corporate gifts for your colleagues or clients. The clear, inch-thick name blocks come with an optional black backing that makes the engraved text stand out. Select whether the text is laser engraved on the front or the back. Front engraving may include white, gold or silver colored filling. With lots of font options, customize one or two lines of text however you want.

use award plaques for your corporate gifts this yearAward Plaques

Give the gift of wood with award plaques. They are made of quality materials and have natural grain patterns. Each plaque is made from high-quality wood and comes with unique designs. And, these custom plaques come in many different colors and finishes from which to choose. With the same custom options for each plaque type, there is no limit to how you can put this award to good use.

And, remember to wrap up these treasured corporate gifts in some custom (and branded) ribbon.

don't forget the custom ribbon rolls for your corporate gifts this year

Wrap ribbon rolls around an award plaque or use a rosette ribbon as a unique way of presenting a desk wedge. But, no matter your personalized ribbon choice, your colleagues are sure to love your corporate gifts this year.

Going Back To School, Office Edition

From a classroom to the office, name tags are for everyone!

Even though most adults don’t get a summer vacation or break, there are still many reasons to celebrate the kids going back to school. From new clothes to a spa day for you after your little ones get back to their education, there are many things to do and get for yourself. But don’t forget your office.

Whether it’s a corporate or a home office, why not treat yourself to a little something special while you’re treating the kids? We have several products to give you a refreshing start to your back-to-office experience.

Make your desk shine with a new acrylic desk block or executive desk wedge.

custom Executive Name Plates and Acrylic Desk Blocks are perfect for any officeQuality desk wedges show that you have set a level of excellence for yourself that goes above and beyond average. And, the thick desk blocks command attention and stand stably by themselves in any office. Each of these fancy name plates looks great on a desk, bookshelf or anywhere else you would like to display them.

use custom signs and award plaques to give your office a new lookGive yourself the gift of literacy with a custom plaque or sign.

Update your office look with a new sign or custom plaque. Customize either product with nearly any message you can think up. Add your favorite quote with a suitable graphic to a plaque to hang on your wall. Or create a custom sign to hang on your door so others can enjoy it as well. But, no matter your wording or literary choice, remember that each of these products is just as unique as you are.

Here’s to having fun on your first-day-back with adhesive badges!

Adhesive Name Badges are a fun tool to use for communication in your officeWhile they don’t quite seem suitable for an office, don’t underestimate adhesive badges. They can be tons of fun to play a couple of quick office games. Write down fun nicknames for everyone around you. Then, offer them up as a playful way of reconnecting after a weekend away from each other. Or, take these badges to your next company meeting and use them for ice-breaking games. No matter how you choose to use these fun stickers, they are sure to help with office communication.

So, whichever product you choose to spoil yourself with, remember that even though the kids are going back to school, you deserve a treat too!

Improving Your Customer’s Experience

Building trust within your company is essential to business morale, and so is maintaining a positive customer experience.

use branded lanyards to help build a better customer experienceSuccess for every business comes when both employees and customers are left happy with their experience with that company. And, there are ways to ensure that happiness. We are here to help you find that success using personal identification.

From branded lanyards to reusable name badges, personal identification can guarantee a trust-building experience for all involved. Name tags humanize a company by putting a name with a face. And when you have your employees use not only their name on a name tag but your company logo as well, this builds a trusting relationship with your customers.

using name tags with logos and employee names to ensure a good customer experienceAnd, while customer satisfaction is a high priority for all businesses, helping employees feel comfortable in their working roles is also important. Name tags will help accomplish both. Use name tags to not only let customers know who your employees are but to quickly and easily identify those who can help.

Don’t underestimate the power of personal identification tools.

name plates are a great personal identification tool to ensure a good customer experienceName plates are also a useful tool to improve any experience within your company. From signage to room identification, help your customers easily navigate your business. Use them for employees who have an office. Or use them to identify different sections of a store. Yes, signs are also great for this purpose. Or customize each of these products for nearly anything you can think of.

custom plaques are perfect for a good customer experience by giving information about a businessAnd, don’t forget that we have a new plaque line. These plaques are a unique way to display instructional information about your company. From a motto at the front receptionist desk to information about how long your company has been around, customize a plaque that fits your business.

So, harness the power of your customer’s experience with custom name tags and other personal identification tools.