Celebrate Mom with Gift She’ll Always Remember

by Presenta Plaque | on Apr 17, 2016 | No Comments

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and by now, most children are preparing to drop by to their local flower shop for a bouquet of flowers or a nice heartfelt card. But while they’ll make a nice display for the rest of the month of May, they’ll likely end up in the trash or a shoe box stashed in the closet once they’ve outlived the Mother’s Day celebrations. This year, honor mom with something beautiful and permanent like plaque she can proudly display at home or in her office.

 

A plaque is not likely something she’s received in her life except through work or school. But a plaque, especially from someone she loves as much as her kids could be an incredible gesture she will always cherish and of course, have the plaque to remember it by.

 

But once you’ve picked the plaque, it’s important to decide on the perfect message to include with it, which can be a challenge when you don’t know exactly what to say. There are plenty of ways to say ‘I love you’ but finding the right words to express yourself can be hard, so we’ve put together some suggestions that can help you get say just what you need to say.

 

1. Congratulate her on an achievement:

If she recently achieved something she’s proud of or worthy of notice, Mother’s Day could be the perfect time to give her a plaque that will encapsulate that achievement forever. While not every achievement yields a plaque from an employer or other institution, who’s to say it’s not worthy of one? If you think it’d make her day even more special, we say go for it.

 

2. World’s Best Mom:

There isn’t quite another way to say it that’s as impactful as a plaque. While there are cards and other small mementos that can say it, they are not quite worthy of displaying in her office at work or at home.

 

3. Display a certificate that means a lot to her:

It could be a marriage license, another pinnacle in her life that she’d love to display properly but she does not have the means to. While frames are a popular way to display diplomas and other certificates, there’s something about a plaque that adds some level of permanence to the achievement that there is just no equivalent for.

 

Celebrate Educational Accomplishments with Plaques

by Presenta Plaque | on Mar 11, 2016 | No Comments

Graduation is coming up in a couple of months, and it will arrive here quickly.  Do not wait until the last minute to award your favorite graduate and make them feel special with a custom plaque.  If you work at a place of education, and you have a graduation coming up, Presenta Plaque can do plaques in bulk as well.  Everyone deserves recognition after they graduate. School is tough, and getting to graduation is a feat.  No matter what graduation it is, it is an accomplishment.  Also, the end of the year awards ceremonies for elementary and middle schools are coming up as well, it’s time to start planning what you are going to give your favorite student.

 

A lot of schools award their students every quarter year or every six weeks for honor roll, perfect attendance and special recognitions.  Nothing will brighten a student’s day like a plaque created just for them.  Kids are thrilled to be recognized, and they want to feel special.  If a student sees that their name is engraved on their award forever, they will always remember the moment when their accomplishment was recognized in front of their educators and their peers.  Let’s be honest with ourselves, winning always makes us feel good.  Sometimes winning an award just for participating is nice, but it just makes us equal to everyone else, but being acknowledged as someone who is the best or has worked hard is always an honor.  We do not always want to be equal to everyone else, especially when our efforts are so much more than others, so make your students feel special!

 

Some ceremonies or occasions that a custom plaque may be appropriate for is graduation from high school, college or a training program.  Recognition for an honor roll, perfect attendance or academic competitions such as spelling bee’s or math competitions is also a nice treat for a plaque.

 

If you have kids at home who are accomplishing so much in school right now, get a plaque that has a nameplate on it with their name, and every time they receive an award at school, come and get in engraved with the award name and the date.  This will be a great memento for your child as they are growing up, and they can continue the tradition with their children.
To get your custom plaque for your soon-to-be graduates or award-winning students, call Presenta Plaque today to start your order at 800-824-2930 or visit our website at presentaplaque.com

Celebrate the Women in Your Life This International Women’s Day

by Presenta Plaque | on Mar 04, 2016 | No Comments

This March 8th is International Women’s Day. This day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women all over the world. Formerly known as International Working Women’s Day, the day is also considered a call to action for gender equality for women all over the world. But in the home, the day is considered something much more personal for families as it’s a day set aside to celebrate, love and cherish the women in our lives.

 

This year, show moms, sisters, wives, daughters or girlfriends just how important of a role they play in your life, not just on March 8th, but every day.

 

1. Spa Day

Give the special woman/women in your life a day to relax and escape the troubles of everyday life. Set them up with a day at the spa to unwind and relax worry-free or go the extra mile and set up a massage appointment at their favorite spa in town.

 

2. Clean Up

Whether she does all the cleaning or you share it, take care of all the dirty work and let her come home to a spick and span and span home and maybe even some dinner and a bottle of wine to unwind with.

 

3. Write Them a Letter

No matter who it’s for, they’ll appreciate hearing, in your words, why they’re important to you. The fact that you set aside time from your day to let them know you truly care is a wonderful thought and a nice way to say what you need to say.

 

4. Send Her a Gift to Work

Send her a gift to remind her that you’re thankful to have her. Whether it’s your mom, wife or just a really great friend, let them know you’re thankful for them on this day and every day. And of course, you might get some extra props for knowing of the holiday!

 

5. Get them Their Very Own Plaque

A plaque is not something anyone gets just every day, but it’s certainly something they’ll always treasure and proudly display. Order a plaque and personalize it then give it to them as a gift, whether it’s for International Women’s Day, a birthday or any other occasion, it will be something they cherish for many years to come.

Who to Award with a Beautiful Plaque

by Presenta Plaque | on Feb 28, 2016 | No Comments

If you have any special events coming up at home, work, school or on a sports team, it might be time to award someone. Every day, people go unrecognized for their achievements, good deeds and skills. Make someone’s day by ordering them a custom plaque today! If you want to recognize someone, but don’t know how to go about it, or you cannot choose one achievement, here are some people who may deserve an award:

 

Completion of an Educational Program or Graduation

If you know someone who has recently graduated or completed a program, you may want to consider recognizing their achievements. Furthering their education was a brutal and difficult path, and they will greatly appreciate awareness of their accomplishments.

High Achievement

Has someone you know gone above and beyond in their academics or sports? It is definitely time to award the person in your life who always makes the extra effort to be the best. If your child has been awarded honor roll or perfect attendance, they should get a plaque! It is hard to wake up everyday and go to school and make good grades. Maybe your kid has been awarded MVP of their sports team, sometimes it’s hard to be the best.

Teacher Appreciation

Do you work at a school? Has a teacher really stood out to you that always goes above and beyond for the job? Teaching is a hard job that is sometimes underappreciated. If you know a teacher that is always going the extra mile, he/she deserves recognition for their efforts. It is always nice to be recognized.

Marriage

If you know someone who was recently married, or is celebrating a milestone anniversary, it might be time to get them a beautiful plaque! Marriage can be difficult, and it can be wonderful. So doing it and sticking to it is one of the greatest achievements in life! Make the couple feel special on their big day.

Volunteers

Volunteering means working for free, and that doesn’t always mean the job is pleasant. Volunteers are passionate and compassionate, and do what they can for others without expecting anything in return. A plaque could be a wonderful way to say thank you to someone going out of their way to help others even when no one else is. Even though they love what they do, sometimes their efforts may not be recognized. Show your favorite volunteers your gratitude today by ordering a custom plaque today.

Awarding the Little Athletes in Your Life

by Presenta Plaque | on Feb 18, 2016 | No Comments

If you’re lucky enough you probably have a few or more kid athletes you root for every Sunday or two. Kids often get involved in sports from a young age and for most of them, just getting to play on the field is reward enough and for parents, just being able to cheer them on is a great experience in itself.

 

But for those parents looking to encourage kids to continue participating in this healthy lifestyle even as they grow older, it’s important to remind them why this lifestyle is important for them and why it matters to you. As kids grow older and start to take interest in tablets and smartphone screens, it becomes a parent’s job to push them to continue leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Here are some great ways to encourage them:

 

1. Involve Yourself

As a busy parent, it’s easy to take on the role of chauffer and occasionally ask how the game went. But it’s important to let your kids know that you’re still cheering for them whether that means buying the team some pizza after the game or wearing their jersey number!

 

2. Go to Their Games

Whether they’re cool enough to say it or not, kids really do like having their parents in the stands cheering them on. Sure, they understand parents are busy, but at the end of the day they’ll be thankful you took time out of your schedule to come see them do their best.

 

3. Reward Them

Win or not, as a parent, you’re allowed to reward them. Many believe that the “trophy just for showing up” philosophy leads to more damage in the real world than it does good, but if you can’t be there to give them the high five at the end of the day, who will?

 

4. Have the Family Help Show Support

Have the family get together and make some jerseys with their number before a big game. It will mean a lot to them to see even the pesky little brothers or sisters taking their time to show them they’re rooting for them too.

 

5. Give Them Their Own Plaque

No matter how the season, went let them know sometimes your best is all you got with a plaque of their very own. Engrave it with their name, number and team name and add a message that says exactly what you want to say. It’s a piece they’ll cherish even when their soccer championship days are long gone.

 

Plaque Kits: Awarding Local Heroes

by Presenta Plaque | on Jan 20, 2016 | No Comments

There are many different ways to give back to the people that have given so much to the community. These are the people who are first to arrive after a car accident, natural disaster or devastating fire. It’s time to give back to your community. Here are some ways you can award and recognize your local heroes:

Host a Dinner or Luncheon

Have a nice, formal dinner or a friendly, casual luncheon for all of your local first responders at a church, banquet hall, etc. Have it catered by one of the popular restaurants in town. This will ensure that all parties will be satisfied.

Bring Lunch

Bring a catered lunch to your local fire station, police station or hospital. All of the employees will truly appreciate your effort to make them feel special!

Throw a Fundraiser

Have a fundraiser or silent auction in honor of a branch of local government. Have all attendees pay a certain amount for their plate, and ask people in the community to donate valuable things to the silent auction. Also, make sure all proceeds go to benefit the chosen branch of local government.

Start a Support Group

A lot of families and spouses of first responders go through emotions and feelings some people just would not understand. If they had a safe place to talk about their struggles, it could greatly benefit their mental health and their family.

Have an Awards Party

Throw a party that could be similar to the Academy Awards or Grammy’s that awards the people who really went above and beyond for the safety of their community. Make sure to have awards made for each winner.

Don’t forget to award them with a beautiful plaque from Presenta Plaque! They will cherish it forever. First responders are always the ones to put their lives on the line for the community, let’s do something for them that shows we care!

 

11 Tips for a Fabulous Awards Party

by Presenta Plaque | on Jan 11, 2016 | No Comments

Are you having an awards party this season? We have a few tricks up our sleeves to make it the most unforgettable party of the year—try these tips to make it a party your friends will talk about for years to come.

• Make invitations that are black and gold with the same font as the Oscars
• Include the activities that are going to happen at the party in the invitation – especially superlatives
• Ask guests to each bring a bottle of champagne or their favorite sparkling wine, so you can get the night off to a celebratory start, and you can end it that way, too!
• Make a dress code for the event (black tie affair) – let them know there will be a photographer present
• Have a red carpet with someone taking pictures of everyone who arrives — maybe have some cutouts of the nominees to get photos with–make sure to capture a few photos. Ladies are very picky about how they look in photos!
• Have a photo printer available at the end of the red carpet, so everyone can have a picture of themselves with their favorite actor or actress
• Have ballots at the end of the red carpet, so people can vote on superlatives (best dressed, best hair, comedian, etc.)
• Get a photo booth with fun accessories like moustaches, hats, glasses, etc.
• In the restroom, have a basket of a few things that are needed for emergencies like bobby pins, hairspray, deodorant and various other hygiene products.
• Serve Hors D’oeuvres that are A-list approved
• Make a couple of drinks named after your favorite actors or actresses (or movie). Make sure the drink matches the personality of the actor or movie!
• Rent an old time popcorn machine and have black and gold bags made to match the occasion. Load it up with extra butter!
• Serve gold glittery desserts (glitter cupcakes, cake balls, etc.) Yes, there is edible glitter.
• At the end of the night, give out awards made by yours truly, Presenta Plaque, for the superlative winners

If you follow these 11 tips, you are guaranteed to have the party of a lifetime—at least until next year.

Reviving the Student Awards Assembly with Plaques

by Presenta Plaque | on Dec 31, 2015 | No Comments

The year 2015 has drawn to a close, but the academic year is only half way through. While assemblies have already taken place and awards have been distributed, classes will start up again soon and schools will be planning their next awards assembly before they know it.

 

But with assemblies taking place every year and the same awards being given out time and time again, it’s easy for kids to lose sight of what to strive for. Kids, especially elementary school aged kids thrive on positive reinforcement and rewards, so how do parents and teachers keep them focused on what’s important? Here are just a few ideas to change up next year’s awards assembly:

 

1.  Reward Good Character

Educators are big on encouraging academics. Assemblies almost always reward students for their excellence in different subjects, but they often forget to push other important traits such as helpfulness, determination and compassion—traits all too important to forget.

 

2. Make it Interactive

Sitting still is a bit of a challenge for a lot of kids, especially if they’re required to sit even longer for any reason besides learning in a classroom. Kids can get antsy and even bored during awards assemblies making them a not-so-fun event they are required to attend. Activities such as sing-alongs (depending on the student ages), magicians and animal shows can make for more excited and engaged students.

 

3.  Let Students Participate

Involving students with events like these is a great way to help students become more interested in the material of the assembly. Including student groups like choir, drama clubs and other performing arts can also help students feel like they are an important part of the event whether they’re being awarded or not. It can also help tremendously as—chances are—students would rather see their peers up on stage than hear the regular assembly speeches of adults.

 

4. Give Them an Award They’ll Always Remember

Most awards for students come in the form of paper or ribbons. But whether the award is meant to last for years to come or not, awards like these are special to kids and often something they hold on to for a long time. So why not reward the students who deserve it with their very own plaque build to last for many years to come? Visit www.presentaplaque.com to order plaques for your next big assembly.

 

 

 

 

Perfect Last Minute Gift: A Plaque for Family Members

by Presenta Plaque | on Dec 18, 2015 | No Comments

The holiday season is fast approaching and by this time, nearly everyone is scrambling to find the perfect personalized gift for their loved ones. Malls are packed with people looking for expensive electronics, jewelry and clothes that’s perfect to show their family and friends just how appreciated they are. But what many of these gifts don’t get right is the message. How does one say “I love you” or “thank you” with last minute gifts that are sometimes anything but personal?

 

The answer isn’t a more expensive or extravagant gift, but something thoughtful and heartfelt. If you haven’t already, consider personalizing a plaque to say exactly what you want this holiday season.

 

Who to Gift a Plaque

Plaques make a wonderful, long lasting gift for years to come. What’s best is they can be completely personalized to for anyone, family or friend. They offer a physical interpretation of gratitude, pride and appreciation like few other material items can.

 

Consider personalizing a plaque for:

-          Moms

-          Dads

-          Bosses

-          A best friend

-          New moms

-          A secret Santa

-          A teacher

-          Husband or wife

 

The ordering process at Presenta Plaque is easy. All you have to do to get started is visit http://www.presentaplaque.com/ and choose from a variety of colors, styles, sizes and more. If you decide you’d rather order by phone, you can also call 1-800-824-2930 to place your order verbally.

 

Once you’ve submitted and paid for your order all that’s left to do is wait. If you’re in a hurry, the best part is your order will ship the next day to get to your home just in time to be under your tree for the holidays.

 

Presenta Plaque Award Kit Company Used as Part of Recognition of Heroic Morgan County, IN First Responders

by Presenta Plaque | on Dec 18, 2015 | No Comments

Morgan County, IN presented two sheriff’s deputies and a fireman with a Meritorious Service Commendation for their heroic rescue of a trapped motorist from icy waters.

Phoenix, AZ. – Sheriff Robert Downey of Morgan County Sheriff’s Office in Indiana presented Sheriff’s Deputies Jonathan Herrington and Jeremy Long and Washington Township Captain Thomas York with the Meritorious Service Commendation for their bravery during a motorist accident.

The deputies and fireman were quick to act when a motorist became trapped in icy waters after an accident on Monday morning. The three rescuers and another bystander jumped in the waters to save a man who became trapped in his submerged vehicle following a motor accident.

The respected awards, which were mounted on one of Presenta Plaque’s plaque kits, are presented to individuals whose courage or quick wit is exhibited during an emergency or other time of need.

Presenta Plaque is thrilled to play a role in honoring community heroes, first responders and other men and women for their bravery and dedication to the community. The company strongly believes that it is thanks to people like Deputies Herrington and Long and Captain York that communities are able to grow stronger and safer.

Presenta Plaques, available in oak, walnut and black marble, are a timeless and elegant token of gratitude for anyone and the ultimate way to show one’s appreciation for any act, big or small. Proudly made in the U.S.A., Presenta Plaque is sure to have an award or bulk plaque kit solution for your company or municipality’s needs.

For additional information on Presenta Plaque, visit www.presentaplaque.com.

About Presenta Plaque:

Presenta Plaque is a one stop shop for certificate plaques. All our plaques are sold in case quantity and ship from our factory directly to you.

We offer two basic styles. The first are Pocket Plaques which are pre-assembled and ready for your certificate or award to slip right into. The second is our Plaque Kits which come with all the hardware and pieces needed to turn your certificate or award into a beautiful plaque. They are both easy to assemble and beautiful to look at.

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