Receiving a military award is a serious and honorable affair. Often done to recognize acts of bravery or going beyond the call of duty, these military awards and decorations are treasured keepsakes for both the recipients and their families. So whether you are trying to figure out how to take care of your award, or do better with ones inherited from ancestors, here are some basic strategies you can apply in preservation. Invest in A Shadow Box Shadow box display cases are simply glass front frames used to hold items for display. They are deeper than standard frames, providing enough room to safely place awards and decorations. They can often …

Creating a positive work environment is good for business. When giving employees feedback, it is always good to find a balance. You want them to know where they are lagging so they can do better. But you also need to recognize their efforts in a tangible way. Awards are a good way of doing this and boosting overall employee morale. Here is what your business stands to benefit when creating this kind of positive atmosphere. Enhanced Productivity Everyone loves to be recognized for a job well done. You feel valued and it inspires even more effort and dedication to the job. For those that do not get the award, it …

When it comes to awards for employees and colleagues, there is a huge choice today. At the simplest level, there is money. A little above that, there are gift cards and points systems, which are just money in a slightly fancier form. None of these, however, are lasting. Money gets spent and forgotten. A permanent, physical, award is much more lasting. But even if you decide to give a physical object of some sort, there are still several different items to choose from. One of the most useful, however, is the engraved glass plaque. Not only it looks good, but it also has several practical advantages. Personalized A glass plaque …

Employees don’t just work for money. That much should be obvious today, but sometimes we forget it. There are numerous ways to motivate your employees, sometimes something as simple as a word of thanks is all that is needed. Sometimes something, more lasting, like corporate plaques, is better. Corporate awards offer employees recognition. Throughout history, recognition has encouraged people to work harder, and perform better. Today, when increasing numbers of employees work from home or are otherwise almost invisible to their peers, recognition is even more important. Corporate awards, as tokens of that recognition, can have many positive effects on employees. Loyalty Reciprocity is a well-known principle in sales. If …

As an organization seeks ways to boost the morale of workers, recognition and identification are becoming a trending approach to keep the management connected with the subordinate staff. There are many ways companies can recognize and award employees and the most popular is the use of acrylic awards or acrylic plaques. Acrylic comes in different colors, it is formed into interesting shapes, has beautiful accents, and looks like glass or crystal. While recognition award designers are keeping pace with the increasing demand for these products, especially as the corporate world falls in love with acrylic awards, there is every reason to ensure that the designers create value for the plaques …

It’s often overwhelming to decide the award to give to your employees. There are different situations and reasons why you reward and recognize your employees. Even before you head to the awards store, you should visualize what the intent of the reward is. Do you want an employee to continue working hard and give exceptional performance? Do you want to put showcase the importance of teamwork? Or do you want the family of an employee to see that you really honor and care about that employee? These are some of the things that you should have in mind before you settle on specific corporate plaques for the employees.  Often corporate …

Awarding employees is a great way of motivating them. Most of the workers in companies feel more motivated to give the best performance when they are offered an incentive like recognition plaques. Although employers understand the importance of awarding their workers, a majority of them still fall short in recognizing employee achievement. A happy employee is one who feels their effects are recognized. Rewards can build confidence with your employees. If you want to increase morale, boost employee retention, and improve work quality, you need to take a smart move like rewarding them with trophies and plaques. So what are the reasons you want to offer your employees some recognition …

There are many reasons giving a photo plaque as an award is an outstanding choice. Offering a photo plaque is a unique gesture that can be remembered long after even the most thoughtful traditional gift is forgotten. Photo plaques become cherished decorations, capturing meaningful moments in time and bringing joy and excitement to the recipient for years to come. Consider these major reasons offering a photo plaque is a superb idea. 1. Showcase Love and Appreciation You can create a one-of-a-kind photo plaque to celebrate your love for someone in a special way, and it’s far more personal than other types of awards. If you’re part of a couple and …

Trophies and plaques have been around for centuries. It’s recorded that the first trophies to ever be awarded for an accomplishment were wreaths given to athletes during the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece. Plaques have a similar history. First discovered as existing in the thirteenth to fifteenth century in Nigeria, they were also used to celebrate an accomplishment. Since both are given to commemorate achievements, it’s understandable why it could be difficult to decide on the appropriate award. The Case for Trophies When choosing between giving trophies or custom plaques, San Diego residents need to know the first rule of thumb is determining whether the occasion is celebrating athletics, arts, …

Plaques are a meaningful and effective way to communicate gratitude or recognition for a recipient’s hard work, dedication, service, or otherwise outstanding achievements. The composition of the award should reflect the atmosphere it will be presented in, whether it’s formal or informal or personal or professional. With the above in mind, here are the five W’s that should always be present on an award plaque.  1. What  The “what” is the plaque’s title, or its headline. This first section describes the award being offered. Some examples might be an “Achievement Award,” “Service Award,” “Leadership Award,” “Most Improved Player,” and so forth. The first letter of every word should be capitalized in …