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Independent Retailer Month

Across the country, folks are dedicating July to celebrate independent retailers in their area – highlighting the positive economic and social impact mom and pop shops make locally, nationally and globally. Independent retailers are the backbone of our communities, and family-owned businesses add diversity along the main streets and places where we come together to live, work and play – like PlaqueMaker! We’re celebrating 15 years this year as a family-owned and operated company, and we’re proud to call Fortville, Indiana our home.

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Celebrating Independence Day

Create personalized plaques, signs, tags, memorials and gifts for 4th of July -or any occasion- online at PlaqueMaker. We make it so easy!

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Happy Independence Day!

Let freedom ring this 4th of July! Personalized leather signs create a rustic look for any room décor or special event. Create custom menus or hang leather signs to welcome guests. Our flexible leather signs are crafted from oak leaf tooling cattle leather and feature a smooth suede finish. Your engraved message is permanently branded into the leather for a clear, precise mark.

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All-American 4th of July Party Hostess Gift

Personalize a custom resin American eagle trophy at PlaqueMaker. Celebrate the 4th of July or any patriotic event with a custom engraved, molded American eagle trophy. We affix a metal plate to the trophy base that features your message plus a small graphic or artwork (if you’d like). Perfect as an award for your corporate or military event, too – the statue features a gold eagle posed with wings spread wide. Happy Independence Day, America!

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Take Your Dog To Work Day June 24

Created by Pet Sitters International in 1999, Take Your Dog To Work Day not only celebrates the great companions dogs make, encourages employers to experience the joy of welcoming pets into the workplace and support their local pet community.

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4 Special Gifts Ideas to Congratulate Your 2022 Grad

While it is not a must that you give someone something during their graduation ceremony, the practice is pretty common today.

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Celebrate Flag Day

The first unofficial observance occurs on June 14, 1885. Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19-year-old teacher at Stony Hill School in Waubeka, Wisconsin, places a 38-star U.S. flag in an inkwell on his desk and asks his students to write an essay on the meaning of the flag and its significance to people of the United States. Mr. Cigrand’s school assignment begins his long, devoted effort to bring about national recognition and observance of Flag Day.

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Personalized Gifts for Father’s Day June 19

Do You Know? The great state of Washington is the first in the nation to proclaim a “Father’s Day,” back in 1910 –inspired by mothers, of course.

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Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

We have a few personalized gift ideas for your Pop – because Father’s Day comes but once a year! Customize your Dad’s gift with one free logo, photo or clip art with no set-up fees – we’ll email you a free digital proof by the next business day. Most custom products ship within two business days of approval and payment, and standard shipping is free within the contiguous United States.

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Memorial Day

We at PlaqueMaker.com are grateful to all of the men and women who put their lives on the line to help keep America safe: both on foreign and domestic shores.

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Planning a Wedding Part 3 – Personalized Bridal Party Gifts

Do you know? In the United State alone, 17 tons of gold is made into wedding rings each year. They may be adorned with jewels to symbolize everything from marital bliss (sapphires), wedded harmony (aquamarines) and fashionable chic (diamonds, first made popular in the 15th century by the wealthy Venetians) to eternity (circle rings of Victorian England, coiled snakes with ruby eyes). Each of these rings is given by the groom to the bride and vice versa, as a token of their love and affection and a symbol of their special bond. Husbands and wives wear wedding and engagement rings on the fourth finger of their left hands because the world once thought a vein in that finger led directly to the heart (pitter pat).

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Hug A Sailor on Navy Day

Established in 1922 by the Navy League of the United States, Navy Day not only serves as a reminder of the U.S. Navy’s outstanding record past and present, but a commemoration of heroic service and special American pride, as well as a salute to Theodore Roosevelt, a former Assistant Secretary of the Navy and U.S. President who celebrated his birthday on October 27. The history behind October 27 runs all the way back to 1775 during the birth of the U.S. Navy, when a special committee of the Continental Congress decides to purchase merchant ships as its foundation.

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The June Bride

From the years 1400 to 1500, people would enjoy their annual bath in May, so in June they still smell fresher than they would any other time of year – a perfect time for a special event such as a wedding.

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Planning a Wedding Part 2 – Customized Décor & Signs

Full of possibilities. They say if a bride runs into a blind man, a doctor, a policeman or a frog; a black cat, a dove, a lamb or a clergyman; sunshine or a rainbow on her way to the ceremony –good luck is sure to follow. For a groom, it is lucky to run into a pigeon, a wolf or a goat on his way to the big day.

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Planning a Wedding Part 1 – Personalized Favors

Even though old English folklore proclaims Saturday as the unluckiest day to marry, an estimated 7,000 American couples marry every Saturday of the year –making it the most popular day to tie the knot!

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Commemorative Plaques for High School Graduates

When the group of volunteers from Harriet Hall’s church left for their annual mission trip to Nicaragua earlier this July, they packed enough for 10 days in the rural community of Plan Grande 2, north of Managua – including a set of beautiful custom engraved plaques that are given to those students who graduate from high school.

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Personalized Gifts for Graduation

In the next few months, people all over this great country of ours will be earning degrees, or taking bows as the “beez kneez” at learning institutions large and small. Whether it’s a certificate from kindergarten or a diploma from high school, college, grad school and any program, take a look at PlaqueMaker’s wide assortment of personalized gifts that you can create especially for your graduate:

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Personalized Graduation Gift Ideas

Graduation Day is a special event in any student’s life when years of learning and study culminate into the earning of an all-important academic degree. For a student in the U.S., it is the day when they complete kindergarten, grade school, high school, college, post-college, special programs or other academic pursuits and is awarded with the academic degree of a “graduate.” One of the most important moments in a student’s life, Graduation Day marks a transition from one stage in their educational life to another.

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Graduating? Five Things You’ll Love About It

In the next few months, people across America will graduate from school. Whether a child is moving from kindergarten to grade school, a student achieves a high school diploma, a young adult is is awarded with honors from college -or a grandmother earns her first degree or certification- this is at once, one of the greatest accomplishments and one of the most important steps forward to a new chapter of their lives.

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Mother’s Day May 8

Celebrations of mothers and motherhood take place throughout the world, observed at different times of the year depending on the country. The tradition can be traced back to the ancient Greek and Roman festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. The early Christian festival, “Mothering Sunday,” falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent, when the faithful return to the church of their homeland -or their “mother church” -for a special service. In Thailand, Mother’s Day is celebrated in August in honor of Queen Sirikit’s birthday.

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