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When are Clocks Appropriate Awards?

Certain milestones in life can only be accomplished with patience. Anniversaries. A lifetime achievement. Retirement. A 100th birthday. For these special traditions, a commemorative clock can be the perfect gift to acknowledge someone who withstands the test of time.

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How to Honor a Beloved Pet

Pets are pals, playmates, confidantes and beloved members of the family. When a pet dies, it can be a difficult time for everyone who knew and loved them. Suddenly, there’s a pet-sized hole in everyone’s heart, and it’s hard to know how to mourn – especially for children.

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Choosing the Right Décor for Your Office

When your office décor is boring and blah, it gives the impression that you don’t care. Unintentionally, you may be telling visitors that you lack passion for your work, your space and your life.

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Totally Cool Creative Ways to Display Travel Photos

On any humdrum morning, it can be a real mood-booster to look at vibrant and meaningful travel photos from a recent trip. Research shows looking at uplifting images is one of eight things the happiest people do every day.

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Get Better at Receiving Recognition and It’ll Change Your Life

If you feel embarrassed about receiving compliments, you’re not alone. While 88% of people associate praise with being valued, 70% of them also associate it with feelings of discomfort.

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3 Appreciation Gift Ideas for Employees

While National Employee Appreciation Day often falls on the first few days of March, there’s no bad time to show your staff how much you value them and the hard work they do. Consider the following gifts to show gratitude to your outstanding team members.

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A Golf Tournament with Pizzazz

If you’ve never organized a golf tournament, here’s the first thing to know: Golfers love tournaments. Golf Digest magazine ranks them among the three most-beloved aspects of golf, alongside watching pro golfers and receiving fabulous golf-related gifts.

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Why Medical Professionals Should Always Wear A Name Tag

Isn’t it embarrassing to forget someone’s name? It implies that you don’t care about connecting with them, which isn’t necessarily the case. It’s just hard to keep up with names, especially when you’re interacting with a lot of people at once.

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Custom Mugs for Friendship Day

The first Sunday of August was declared an American holiday by a Proclamation made by the United States Congress over 85 years ago, in 1935. Other countries have been inspired by its popularity and success in the U.S. and now, Friendship Day is celebrated around the world. In April 2011, the United Nations made July 30th International Friendship Day. Whether you celebrate the first Sunday of August or on July 30th, Friendship Day is a great day to celebrate your existing friendships through appreciation or foster new ones!

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International Day of Friendship July 30

Thursday, July 30 is the International Day of Friendship, which recognizes the importance of friendship as a noble and valuable relationship in the lives of human beings around the world. Proclaimed in 2011 by the United Nations General Assembly, the occasion supports the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and each other not only inspires peace, it builds bridges between unlikely allies.

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What’s a Desk Wedge and Why You Need One

A desk wedge refers to a stylish design for a desk nameplate for the modern office. Sleek, elegant and often made from natural wood such as walnut, red alder and rosewood, displaying your name, a meaningful quote or inspirational phrase on a desk wedge in your office can say a lot about you.

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Handmade Craftwork is a Big Deal in Small Business

With 1.4 million artistic entrepreneurs actively creating handmade products, the online phenomenon Etsy is building a global empire since its launch in 2005. Etsy offers a marketplace for thousands and thousands of artisans, crafters, designers, and makers and has served close to 81.9 million customers by the end of 2020.

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Do Certificates Have Any Clout?

In today’s job market, going to school to earn certificates from a community college, technical school or four-year institution is a no-brainer. If, after years in the workforce, you find yourself contemplating a return to school, many professionals are taking the same leap. They discover expanding their knowledge base in new areas of study helps them earn promotions and pay raises or sets them off in a new direction or career path.

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8 Personalized Brick Fundraising Ideas to Build On

Personalized bricks are nothing new to the fundraising world, yet we often forget the significance of engraving a person’s name on them. To a donor, they are tributes to loved ones or important events like anniversaries and achievements. A custom brick project provides a positive way to remember a person or occasion. It allows you to support a local charity while giving back to the community.

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6 Personalized Gift Ideas

In a world where people are increasingly realizing the burden of having too much stuff, it’s more important than ever to put thought and care into choosing gifts. While friends and family can go out and inexpensively buy food, clothes, toys, etc., anytime they want, they can’t always get a unique and thoughtful gift.

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Tips for Creating the Perfect Pet Memorial

As a loving pet owner, you likely know first-hand just how difficult it can be to lose your beloved pet. Whether it be a cat, dog, horse, bird, bunny, or any other loyal companion, the void that remains after a pet’s death can be heart-aching. Fortunately, by creating a unique, personalized pet memorial, you can have something to honor the life of your pet and keep the loving memory alive. Create your perfect pet memorial with these smart tips.

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Gorgeous Grandma Day

July 23 is Gorgeous Grandma Day, and for women of a certain age, it’s music to their ears. This Boomer-licious holiday is created by author, columnist, radio host and speaker Alice Solomon, who is best known for her syndicated newspaper column “A Guide to Gorgeous Grandmas” as well as several books on finding love after 50, upbeat senior living and aging with style. Gorgeous Grandma Day is named after Alice’s communications company and she’s a wonderful role model – returning to the workforce after graduating from Wellesley College, cum laude –at the age of 50! Alice says this holiday celebrates every woman in her 50’s, 60’s and 70’s who:

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Four Ways to Boost Your Employee Recognition Program

Employees put 40+ hours a week into the companies they work for, spending the majority of their days away from their families. Employees are expected to do everything necessary to help run the business in a cohesive manner. It’s a lot of work keeping a business in the black, and the jobs your team is tasked with can sometimes be quite thankless. If you want to keep your employees happy, you won’t want it to stay thankless for long.

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Custom Name Tags for Golf Tournaments

It may not be the first detail that comes to mind when planning a golf tournament, but it could be a thoughtful way of helping golfers enjoy the experience just a little bit more. Each golfer and event staff member should have a name tag. Should they need help, for instance, name tags let participants identify the right people and avoid embarrassing situations. Name tags can also make it easy for them to network with other golfers. As they say, it’s all in the name.

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Moon Day 2021 – 52 Years Later

To say the events that take place from July 16 to July 24, 1969 are extraordinary seems a bit over-stated in this day and age … until you witness them all over again. Even now, 52 years later, Apollo 11’s moon mission remains one of the most thrilling achievements not only for NASA, a longtime PlaqueMaker customer, but for the United States and continues to capture the imaginations of people young and old, all over the globe.

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