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How to Assemble Certificate Plaque Display Kits with Tacks

Present all your certificates with panache … and PlaqueMaker’s Pressed Wood Certificate Plaque Presentation Kits. From portrait and landscape orientation to a variety of standard sizes, it’s easy to do. Here’s how:

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Wayfinding Your Way Around

If you have, then you are already acquainted with the spatial problem-solving method of wayfinding. Coined by American architect and urban planner Kevin Lynch in the 1960’s, wayfinding is a traditional design principle of navigation that helps visitors make their way around an unfamiliar place, getting to a desired destination with ease. Lynch calls it the “imageability” of a space, the way people visualize it using clues that help them get from point “A” to point “B,” such as landmarks, paths, edges, intersections and the signs that help to identify them.

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Gifts of Glass and Crystal

In the dream world, glass can represent clarity, perception and wisdom. Dreaming of glass can also represent the presence of a scholar, a wise sage or a person of knowledge in your life. If you receive a gift from anyone in a dream, it denotes that you will be unusually fortunate in speculations or love matters.

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Celebrating 17 Years as a BBB Accredited Business

“I didn’t think it would be possible to get a plaque made and sent in such a short amount of time, but in less than a week the plaque was in my hands. The proof really does not do it justice, they did such an amazing job. It exceeded my expectations. It was a lovely gift to present someone.”-Vannessa F.

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Happy Anniversary, French Academy!

One hundred years ago today, Mary W. French Academy was founded as a liberal arts school for all Decatur, IL Public School students. The K-6 program focuses on reading, writing, speaking, and on local, state and national history, using hands-on teaching techniques and practicums, supplementary curriculum materials and innovative practices. The Academy creates a positive environment for children to explore their self-worth and develop self- confidence, including responsibility, respect for others, and good citizenship.

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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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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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4 Occasions Where A Custom Plaque Makes For The Perfect Gift

The best gift you can give someone is one that comes from the heart and says what you want to say especially if you can't find the right words. One such gift is a personalized plaque.

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Custom Engraved Signs for Your Hotel or B&B

The summer vacation season is almost here. Is your bed & breakfast, hotel, resort or other seasonal business ready?

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Celebrating Life After College

As you bask in the splendor of summer vacation, perhaps your last for a long, long time, we have some surprising factoids about you and your current position in life. Some may make you chuckle and some, well … you’ll just have to wait and see.

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Organize a Successful Golf Tournament in 12 Easy Steps

Whether your goal is to hold a fundraising event, host clients or stage an employee outing, a golf tournament could be just the event to delight your guests. If you’ve never planned a golf tournament before, you’ll not only need to work closely with the golf course, you’ll want to enlist the help of your own staff and the media to help ensure that the golf tournament runs successfully. By properly outfitting your golf tournament, you could take advantage of free publicity on other golf courses, get name recognition in the tournament and connect your charity or business with a memorable experience.

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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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The Graduate Loves It!

A few months ago, we shared Kelly’s story and asked her to send us a picture of her son, Jonathan after he receives the beautiful black granite paperweight. “I’m thrilled to have this special keepsake for his graduation that is permanent, personal and customized,” she told us then … and it looks as though Jonathan agrees with her!

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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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Good in the Kitchen

Besides tasty recipes that feed a hungry, appreciative crowd, what are some of the essential tools of a great home cook? Here’s a partial list:

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Unexpected Perks of Retirement

● A corporate executive hands over the reins of the business to spend more time working on his golf game

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