Presenta Plaque Kit Used by Racine Police Department

by Presenta Plaque | on Aug 31, 2016 | No Comments

Recently the Racine Police Department in Wisconsin honored one of their own.  For more than 20 years Brent Hutchinson was not only an officer for the department, but for the better part of that time he was an investigator for them.

This year Investigator Hutchinson retired following 24 years of service for that community.  As you can imagine his fellow officers wanted to honor him the best way possible.  Not only did they throw a celebration for him in his honor, but they presented him a plaque to recognize his service.  A plaque he can proudly display wherever he chooses.  This plaque will be a constant reminder of not only his service, but that moment of recognition and the love and respect his co-workers had for him.

The plaque used for this event was one supplied from right here at Presenta Plaque.  Our kits are easy to assemble and can really make a statement for someone.  That statement can work in both ways, meaning the plaques look good for those giving the recognition away and make for a lovely gift for the person receiving it.

The kits put the certificate, or whatever you choose, inside a beautiful enclosure.  Those enclosures can be in a lovely wood grain or a marble looking finish.  The type you choose will be determined by the look you are trying to achieve.  The marble appearance may feel , for some, to be a little more substantial, while others would prefer that would grain look and feel.  The black marble on the other hand would go with most motif’s while the wood could potentially clash depending on where it is placed.

Once again the frames themselves are just left up to personal preference.  What makes this a nice gift is that those who are purchasing one of these kits will have a little bit of room to decide what to place inside.  For a situation like this retirement, a certificate would make the best presentation for the recipient.  The certificate can talk about the appreciation the organization has for the individual all while recognizing their service.

For a more personal or individualized form of recognition perhaps folks can sign or create personal messages.  These can also be displayed nicely in one of our plaque kits.  The goal here is to make the person feel special and that their work was not only acknowledged but appreciated.  These kits are the easiest way to do so.

Whether you are planning a retirement celebration, employee of the month or an attendance recognition let Presenta Plaque be your go to place to recognize someone.  Check out all of our kit options and find the one that suits you the best.  Say it with class with a Presenta Plaque.

 

Show Kids You Care with a Plaque

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

School is back in session which means in some cases your child has work to do at their job, school, and at home after.  Just because the school year has started it doesn’t mean that household chores get put on hold.  On the contrary, that just means your child may be getting pulled in different directions.

Children need motivation when it comes to keeping up with both schoolwork and housework.  No one wants to do something where they are not recognized for their efforts.  Why not as parents start a recognition program that will help motivate them both at home and at school.

Certificates are an easy way to acknowledge good work and show you care what your child does.  Certificates can be printed off online for just about any topic and subject possible.  They are an easy way to not only recognize a job well done, but that simple bit of encouragement will be a motivation for your child to continue their good work.

There are a lot of topics where parents can print out certificates to recognize their child.  Starting with the work they are responsible for around the house.  No one likes chores, but they especially do not like them when no one recognizes their efforts for doing them.  Why not keep your child motivated by showing them you see what they contribute around the house.

There are some parents that say, ‘why should I recognize my child for doing what is expected of them,’ the answer is simple, because it is a nice pick-me-up.  When you are at work, you do what is expected of you, but you still enjoy when the boss or someone tells you when you did a job well done.  The feeling is no different when it comes to your child.  Maybe your children have a hard time getting along with one another, maybe they don’t enjoy picking up their things in their room or making a bed or helping with dinner.  Perhaps a certificate or reward system will be just the motivation they need.  Maybe your child made their bed without being reminded.  Perhaps they handled a disagreement with a sibling in a civilized manner or maybe they offered to help with dinner before being asked.  All of these things deserve some sort of recognition.  A certificate or plaque may be the thing that motivates them to keep helping out on their own.

School is another area where you can celebrate your child’s accomplishments.  Not every student is good at every subject.  Some students struggle with subjects like English and Math.  Why not recognize when they do well in these challenging subjects.  A high score on an assignment, quiz or test is a big deal for a child who has to work twice as hard for those good grades.  You can print off something that tells them about a job well done.  Maybe a perfect attendance recognition is in order.  Maybe your child isn’t particularly athletic but did well in gym class.  Whatever it is it takes no effort to put it down on paper.

Once you get those awards together, place them on one of our plaque kits.  They make displaying the award simple and fun.  What kid doesn’t enjoy their friends walking in and seeing an award given to them on display.  The kits are simple to use and hang with ease.

Psychologists say these recognitions are vital to your child’s development.  They help them develop a stronger sense of self-esteem.  That boost in confidence is enough to keep them motivated to keep up the good work.

Call us today and we can get you started with one of these kits.  You will be surprised on how easy they are to put together.  More importantly you will be excited to see the end result on your wall and what it does for your child’s self-esteem.

Surprise Your Bestie with A Plaque This Friendship Day

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

We’re all a little guilty of forgetting to tell those we love how much we care about them. Many of us wait until birthdays and holidays to remind our friends and family that we are grateful not just for their support when we need them, but all the other things they do that we might not even take time to consider. But this Friendship Day, the best way to tell someone what their friendship means to you is with a plaque.

A plaque is a perfect, long lasting reminder that one is appreciated and that can mean a lot to friends and family, especially if it comes as an unexpected gift.

Choosing the Right Plaque

It’s easy to customize your bestie’s new plaque thanks to Presenta Plaque’s convenient Pocket Plaque that allows you to easily slide in any 8.5” x 11”, 8” x 10” or 6” x 8” certificate and easily remove or replace it at your convenience. But its ease of use doesn’t take away from its elegance. These plaques are available in beautiful Walnut and Black Marble that make a beautiful display and addition to any desk, room or office space.

If you’d like to opt for a more traditional option, Plaque Kits are another elegant way to present your friend with their new “best friend” award. Though they require some assembly, they make beautiful and elegant displays with golden rivets and plaques available in Walnut and Black Marble. They are available in sizes similar to the Pocket Plaque in 8.5” x 11”, 6” x 8” and 11” x 14”.

What to Say

The most personal and “true to you” part comes when deciding what it is you want to say in your plaque. Like many others celebrating Friendship Day, you can simply give it to them in honor of the special day on August 7th or you can take a more creative route.

If you’d like to really turn it into a personalized gift, think of ways to make your certificate more personal and specific to your friend. It will mean all the more when they open it and are surprised to find your took the time to think of them this Friendship Day and any other day.

For more information on Presenta Plaque and to view our selection of products, visit our website at www.PresentaPlaque.com.

Host Your Own Olympic Viewing Party with Awards for Your Guests

by Presenta Plaque | on Jul 27, 2016 | No Comments

The Summer Olympics are just a few days away and Brazil and the rest of the world are getting ready to watch the world’s best athletes compete for gold in the world’s largest and athletic competition. With just a few days left before the competitions, businesses all over the world and athletic enthusiasts are preparing to host crowds of people and groups of friends in their bars, restaurants and homes.

If you plan on hosting your own Olympic viewing parties or gatherings in the upcoming weeks, there are plenty of fun activities to keep your guests entertained through the entirety of the games.

1. Make it a Potluck

Have friends bring some of their own tasty creations to share with you and your friends. It’ll allow you to have a great variety of snacks and dishes, reduce the mess and keep the party costs cheap!

2. Watch the Game Like True Grecians

The original Olympic Games date back all the way to ancient Greece when togas, sandals and leaf headbands were all the rage. Why not take your celebration back to the ancient times and watch as the aristocrats would have?

3. Take a Trip Around the World

If you’re watching athletes from all around the world compete, why not indulge in a little bit of their culture? Encourage guests to bring dishes and drinks from their own cultures or from the cultures of participating countries and get a little taste of the food and beverages of the Olympians from around the world.

4. Play Up on the Olympic Theme

From the torch to the Olympic rings that are symbolic of the colors of different flags from participating countries, there is plenty of symbolism in Olympic celebrations. Incorporate some of these colors and symbols into your party to give your guests the ultimate Olympic experience!

5. Give Your Guests Their Own “Medals”

Another fun way to immerse your guests in Olympic culture is to award them with their own “medals” or plaques. You can decide what they will be rewarded for, whether it’s “Most Helpful Clean-Up Committee Member”, “Best Cheerleader”, “Most Spirited Olympian” or any other fun category you might come up with.

To order your “Olympic” plaques or to learn more about how you can incorporate Presenta Plaque quality plaques into your gatherings, visit www.PresentaPlaque.com.

 

Why Choose Presenta Plaque for Bulk Plaques

by Presenta Plaque | on Jun 24, 2016 | No Comments

For all your plaque award needs, Presenta Plaque is the way to go. Since the opportunities to award plaques don’t come often, it’s easy to get lost and confused trying to find a plaque dealer can be a bit confusing without any real point of reference. If you’ve been left in charge of ordering one or several plaques for an individual or team, consider ordering from one of the most trusted plaque dealers in the Valley and nationwide for decades.

 

So besides their years of experience, what makes Presenta Plaque the best choice when it comes to ordering plaques?

 

Easy to Assemble

Presenta Plaques are made to be assembled easily yet maintain the beautiful classic look of a custom-made plaque. We believe that just because something is beautiful, it doesn’t mean it needs to be complicated. We find beauty in the classic simplicity of a well-crafted wooden plaque.

 

Classic Look

Customers can choose from the same beautifully classic displays they’d expect. From black marble to walnut, there’s no doubt each of these makes a proud display for your greatest achievements.

 

Wholesale Pricing

Whether you’re buying 1 plaque or 100, Presenta Plaque doesn’t expect its loyal customers to pay ridiculous retail pricing for a product we love and stand behind. We believe in fair pricing for great products and that’s just what we provide.

 

Ships the Next Day

We make shipping easier than ever with our next-day shipping policy for all orders placed so you won’t have to wait longer than you need to and you can have your plaques in a jiff if you’re in a rush. We also make it easy to re-order if you decide you need to place another order with Presenta Plaque!

 

Save When Ordering Over Certain Quantity

We want you to have your plaques and if you’re ordering in large quantities, we don’t see this as an opportunity to make money off of our customers. If you’re ordering from us, we want you to know we appreciate your business and want to make it as easy as possible for you to pay for your order!

 

We’re a Veteran Owned Small Business

We’re proud to be a Veteran Owned Small Business in the Valley! As veteran-owned business, we take great pride in providing the best quality products for customers and supporting one another to ensure that veteran businesses thrive within our communities.

Everyday Ways to Honor Our Military

by Presenta Plaque | on Jun 14, 2016 | No Comments

This 4th of July will mark America’s 240th birthday. It’s hard to imagine the country we have today without the brave men and women who protect it here at home and overseas every day. So in honor of this birthday, we’re thinking of ways to honor the men and women who keep America the beautiful safe and sound every day.

 

1. 4th of July Block Party for Veterans

If your HOA allows it, why not throw an all-out block party for everyone, especially veterans and military members? Enlist neighbors and friends to contribute somehow, with food or donations to help make this a special day for former and active military members in your neighborhood.

 

2. Discounts at Local Businesses

Local businesses and privately owned businesses are often easier to sway into discounts. Gather up some of your friends and family who support the cause and ask local businesses if they’d be willing to give a percentage off for active military, veterans and maybe even their families! Once you know what small businesses in your neighborhood are willing to donate and discount, make sure to spread the word through a Facebook group so they can be easily found.

 

3. Organize a Thank You Campaign

Many people underestimate the power of a simple thank you card. Get together with local schools and organize a thank you card campaign to send to military overseas, especially around military holidays. Hearing from the little ones back home can mean a lot to those in stressful situations often feeling alone or frustrated.

 

4. Talk to them About Their Time in the Military

Though it might be a sensitive subject for some, there are plenty of active military and veterans who would love to share their experiences with someone willing to truly listen. So many of us know friends and family who served, yet the topic only comes up every so often. Take some time to truly connect and make them feel valued for the service they gave to this country.

 

5. Give Them Their Own Plaque

Awards in the military are a true honor. While our military does a fine job thanking men and women for their service, it’s not often they get that same gratefulness and comradery here at home. Award someone who is important to you for their service and let them know how much it means to you and others around you.

 

Pocket Plaque vs. Plaque Kit: Which one is right for you?

by Presenta Plaque | on May 12, 2016 | No Comments

Whether you’ve been assigned the task of ordering team plaques for your school or you’re in a committee in charge of honoring a very important someone for a lifetime of achievements, you want to make sure you get it right. Plaques can be a beautiful gift and permanent way to be remembered for an important achievement, but their permanence adds a bit of pressure to choosing the right one.

 

At Presenta Plaque, you can choose from different styles and different colors to get the perfect message across to whoever is being awarded. But when it comes to choosing between a Presenta Plaque’s Pocket Plaque or Plaque Kit, you might need some guidance in making your decision.

 

The Pocket Plaque

Pocket plaques will arrive to your door fully assembled and ready for your certificate. They are available in Black Marble and Walnut colors, giving you the ability to choose between the sleek, modern look of marble or the classic traditional grain of a dark wooden plaque.

 

Upon arrival, your plaque won’t require any assembly, simply slide in your certificate and it’s ready to display. The Pocket Plaque is designed to be displayed either vertically or horizontally depending on your certificate.  You can also choose from various sizes to make sure your plaque frames your certificate perfectly.

 

Pocket Plaques can be ordered in cases at wholesale price or individually at retail pricing.

 

 

The Plaque Kit

Unlike the Pocket Plaque, the Plaque Kits require some assembly upon arrival. But not to worry, it’s no Ikea furniture piece, so it’ll only take a couple of minutes! If you do need some assistance with the assembly process or would prefer to see how it’s done, you can check out our easy assembly instructional video here.

 

The Plaque Kits are also available in Black Marble and Walnut colors and in different sizes and can be displayed vertically or horizontally. You can also purchase them in cases to receive wholesale pricing or purchase them individually. Plaque Kits deliver a classic, beautiful display for anyone looking to show off an achievement or encase important documents like marriage certificates, awards and graduation certificates.

 

 

Both plaques will make a beautiful and uniquely crafted piece to display your most important valued certificates and achievements on. You’ll find that no matter which plaque you choose, you’ll be proud to display it in your home.

Beginning Your Plaque Order

by Presenta Plaque | on May 06, 2016 | No Comments

Once you’ve decided it’s time to place your plaque order with Presenta Plaque, the process is easy. There are various ways to place your order and let us know exactly what you want and make sure the deserving individual you’re awarding a plaque to receives exactly what they deserve.

 

Depending on if you’re a new or returning customer with an existing account at Presenta Plaque, this easy guide can help you get started and get your order rolling and right to your front door.

 

If you’re a new customer:

 

Ordering by Phone

If you’re a new customer and need some guidance in the ordering process, you do not have access to a computer, or would simply prefer to speak to a person on the phone, we encourage you to call and place your order at 1-800-824-2930. Here, you will be able to speak to a Presenta Plaque team member who will be able to help you order exactly what you need and assist you with any questions you may have regarding our products.

 

Visit Our Website

If you’d like to get a better look at our plaques, the best place to learn more about them is online on our website at www.PresentaPlaque.com. Our website features galleries, plaque descriptions and plenty of ideas for awarding the perfect plaque.

 

On our website, you can also begin our easy five-step ordering process so you can get your order placed and on its way to you in no time. Just visit www.PresentaPlaque.com/ordering-process to begin your order.

 

If you’re a returning customer with an account:

 

Faxing Your Order

First and foremost, welcome back! We’re excited you we’re pleased with our plaques enough to return. If you’re faxing your order, please send us your purchase order at 480-966-2480, and don’t forget to write very legibly so we can get your order just right. We’ll be on the lookout!

 

Emailing Your Order

If you’ll be sending us your order by email and have already browsed through our products to select the plaque that is perfect for whoever you’re awarding, please attach your purchase order to an email and send to customerservice@presentaplaque.com.

 

All orders will be sent the next day, so you’ll be seeing us very soon!

 

For more information on Presenta Plaque or to get your order started, you can visit our website at www.PresentaPlaque.com or give us a call at our office at 1-800-824-2930.

 

 

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