Occasions

Trick or Treat?

-Marguerite Yourcenar, writer

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Personalize Your Halloween This Year!

Halloween lovers plan on celebrating the holiday by handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, decorating our homes and yard, dressing in costume, carving pumpkins, throwing or attending a party, taking our children trick-or-treating, visiting a haunted house and dressing our pets in costume.

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Scary-Cool Light Up Signs for Halloween

Whether you need a “Happy Halloween” sign for your business or want a fun, personalized way to greet your Trick or Treaters, look no further than our light up acrylic signs. The custom, frosted white engraving is illuminated with an LED strip available in white, blue, green or red colored lights. Made from .125-inch thick clear acrylic, also known as Plexiglass, Lucite, Acrylite and Optix, these signs can be custom-cut into fun shapes up to 24 by 18 inches in size, and come with a standard wall plug and a 12-foot cord (or you can upgrade to an AC battery pack). For indoor use only, various mounting options available, including holes for screws, suction cups or standoffs.

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Name Your Car Day

We all remember Kit from Knight Rider, Herbie the Love Bug, Lightning McQueen from Cars not to mention, Shaguar from Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery.

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Recognize Women in Business

The first annual American Business Women’s Day was held almost 40 years ago on September 22, 1982. Officially recognized as a national holiday by congressional proclamation in 1983 and in1986, it was conceived by the American Business Women’s Association, which was founded on this same day in 1949. American Business Women’s Day celebrates the accomplishments of over 68 million American working women and almost eight million women business owners.

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A Day to Remember and Serve

“When you choose to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11, you are playing an important part in memorializing those who were killed, honoring the sacrifices of the first responders, and remembering the spirit of unity that emerged in the aftermath of 9/11,” Joe Daniels, President and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City, pictured below.

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Crunch Time for Labor Day Get-Togethers

Who doesn’t love a party? Labor Day is the first Monday in September and falls on the 6th this year – and you still have time to gather friends and family for this traditional end-of-summer celebration. Not only that, you still have time to personalize your Labor Day get-together with custom products from PlaqueMaker.

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National Dog Day August 26

We’re pretty fond of our furry family members at PlaqueMaker, so we’re getting ready for National Dog Day*, celebrated annually on August 26 to honor all the dogs putting their lives on the line every day – for their law enforcement human, for their blind companion, for the child who is disabled, for their partner in the military -for all the ways they save lives, keep us safe and bring us comfort. This special event also brings attention to the astounding number of dogs in need of rescue each year, and what we can do to help.

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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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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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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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