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Athletes Inspiring Greatness

As Coach Taylor tells his team in the (shall we say epic) television series, Friday Night Lights, “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose!” Football players, cheerleaders, even coaches and referees. They’re all out there on the field for endless workout and practice sessions –and certainly on game day- getting the job done. Play by play. Game by game.

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Veterans Memorial Gets Honorable Makeover

This Veterans Day –and especially on December 12- the people of Newington, Connecticut will honor their fallen heroes at the town’s newly refurbished veterans memorial, thanks to the work and dedication of Jacob Sirois.

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The Fascinating and Valuable Study of Genealogy

Then try your hand at genealogy, where the mystery starts with you. Let us explain. Genealogy is the study and tracing of lines of descent. With it, you can:

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Show Caregivers How Much You Care

People across America are taking up the challenge of caring for those in need. From driving their charges to medical appointments and organizing nursing visits to preparing meals and being there around the clock, many family members or close family friends are putting their personal and professional goals on hold to care for mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers –even their sons and daughters. The numbers are impressive:

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Creating a Values-Based Employee Recognition Program

When it comes to employee engagement, retention and turnover, employers have a tough job. These are considered the most pressing human resource challenges of the last two years, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Organizations are finding success using values-based employee recognition programs.

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Student of the Year Awards

Usually awarded at the end of a school year, the Student of the Year award recognizes outstanding students who use their natural talents for good – achieving top academic marks while giving back to their school and their community.

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Honor Favorite Teachers with Personalized Gifts

Custom Paperweights are beloved by our customers for their beauty and ease of display, especially by teachers, who are known to wrangle a certain kind of paperwork: student tests! A thoughtful gift for most any occasion, our paperweights are individually packaged in white boxes – perfect for giving that parting present to a teacher on the last day of school. Here are just a few style selections.

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12 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

One of the top two human resource priorities of any company, organization or enterprise, employee engagement not only makes for happy, satisfied employees, it can positively impact the ability to attain corporate goals. According to Dale Carnegie, the top three drivers of employee engagement are

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Personalized LED Signs Light it Up!

“I ordered a custom LED sign for my fiancée’s graduation and it was delivered to a wrong house. PlaqueMaker was amazing and made me a new one in under 2 hours and had it shipped the same day so it would be here for his graduation! The sign was exactly what I expected and we cannot wait to hang it in the man cave!! Highly recommend to others!!”

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Keeping the Faith

In a world of stress, sometimes it just feels comforting to be reminded of the serenity, courage and wisdom we use to get through the dark times. Share these values in your home with our beautiful bamboo Serenity Prayer sign. It’s easy to personalize, too. Just type your family name into our online design form and you’re done. Makes a fabulous gift for the New Year, or any time.

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign …

Ah, the Boomer anti-establishment. Those were the days.

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Experienced horticulturists urge home gardeners to first plan a design for their planting areas on a computer. They also recommend the use of signs to identify individual plants and groupings, especially when it comes to vegetables.

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Favor Ideas for Your Company Picnic

Those who attend know their company doesn’t have to host an event like this and are likely to be thankful, which encourages a positive return on investment in more ways than one.

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Spring Holiday

The Christian celebration of Easter Sunday is April 17 this year, a culmination of the Easter season that recognizes the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who dies, is buried and rises from the dead to give humankind eternal life.

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Identify Plants With Eco-Friendly Garden Sign Markers

“National Garden Month is an opportunity to learn more about USDA’s People’s Garden Initiative begun in 2009,” U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said recently. “Today, 2,116 People’s Gardens thrive on public and private lands across the United States and its territories and in 12 foreign countries. These People’s Gardens serve as models for uniting individuals, groups and neighborhoods in a common effort to benefit communities, promote food security, utilize sustainable practices, help mitigate pollinator habitat loss, and address environmental issues.”

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Spruce Up for Spring

Even though National Clean Out Your Garage Day* isn’t until the weekend after Labor Day, the First Day of Spring is March 20, only 10 days away … and we all know what that means: spring cleaning.

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Gardeners Ultimate Plant List

Eager to get outdoors and grow something, gardeners are continuously looking for the best varieties of plants for their gardens. Here’s a list of the top 100 plants every garden should have, according to the garden experts, florists, landscape architects and horticulturalists writing for the UK’s venerable Telegraph. Broken down by season, it’s a selection of the very best, most desirable flowers and shrubs for your garden.

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Spring Diet Makeover

This is the season to return to healthy eating. Making a few small changes for breakfast, lunch and dinner can add up to big changes in how you look and feel. Try these four doctor-recommended, totally-researched tips to get you started – it’s easy and fun!

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Make a Fresh Start at Work This Spring

Maybe you’ve let them go dormant during the slumber of winter, or maybe they’re brand new carrots you’ve just planted in that fertile mind of yours. Either way, here are our best ideas to get your garden of goals growing.

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Use PlaqueMaker’s Ship Today shipping upgrade on select custom plaques, signs, name badges and name plates if you need to ship today.

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