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Personalizing an already carefully selected gift with engraving can greatly enhance the value to the recipient.

You also might consider including a date in any engraving. It may not seem important now, but gift recipients often appreciate it as the years go by.

Below are some basic text samples that could be used for various engraving purposes. We are always happy to assist you in coming up with the proper text to recognize your event. Simply contact us regarding your project.

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BABY
ACHIEVEMENT / CONGRATULATIONS
ANNIVERSARY (MARRIAGE)
ANNIVERSARY (SERVICE)

APPRECIATION
DEDICATION
MEMORIAL
MONOGRAMS
RECOGNITION
RETIREMENT
QUOTES / SENTIMENTS
SCHOLASTIC / COLLEGE
SPORTS / HUNTING
FRIENDSHIP / HUMOR
WEDDING

 


BABY

Birth

The following information is often engraved on gifts for newborn babies, depending on space available on the item.

First and Middle Name(s) [boldest engraving]
Date of Birth
Time of Birth
Birth Weight
Birth Length

Example for an item for Thomas Michael Conley
with a great deal of space:

Thomas Michael
5-15-08
8:01 AM
7 lbs. 11 oz.
19 1/4"

The engraving would be arranged in an appropriate
sequence to fit the item, or by the choice of the client.

Example for an item with less space:

Thomas Michael
6-27-08

 

Baptism:

For a baptism, the first and middle name(s) are included, as well as the date of the baptism and the label "baptism" or "baptized".

Thomas Michael
Baptism
11-15-08


Thomas Michael
Baptized
11-15-08

 



ACHIEVEMENT / CONGRATULATIONS

The name of the recipient is often engraved in larger letters, followed by a message regarding the message and the date. Tilde (~) can be used around the date.

Stacey Bombadier, BSN
Congratulations On Completing Your Degree
Your Loving Family

~ May 19th, 2008 ~

A secondary piece of text is sometimes written to support the first.

William H. Hayes
Congratulations On Your
Election To The College of Viceroys

Your Leadership, Motivation, and Fortitude
Are Worthy Of The Honor
~ April 8th, 2008 ~



ANNIVERSARY (Marriage)

The name of the couple is in the boldest engraving. Here are two different approaches to engraving the date.

Joyce & William
1980 ~ August 17 ~ 2008


Joyce & William
Happy 25th Anniversary
August 17th, 2008


ANNIVERSARY (Service)

The name of the individual is in the boldest engraving.
The corporate logo would often be included, but is not strictly necessary, especially depending upon the size of the item to be engraved.

Charles Schmidlap
In Recognition of 25 Years
of Dedicated Service
to Johnson Pharmaceuticals
August 17th, 2008


Charles Schmidlap
In Recognition of 25 years
of Dedicated Service
to Johnson Pharmaceuticals
1983 ~ August 17 ~ 2008



APPRECIATION

The name of the presenter can be engraved at the bottom of the appreciation plate or plaque. It should be noted that sometimes entire plaques are inscribed with the engraving, and other times a small plate bearing the same information may be attached to an item, or at the bottom of a plaque with a picture permanently affixed to the top of the plaque.

Justin Schmidlap
In Grateful Appreciation
For Your Many Years
Of Dedication & Leadership
To Our Organization
Presented
May 14th, 2008
By Wausau Hunter's Alliance



DEDICATION

Dedication plaques can be as simple as a small plate on a door, or a large metal plate centered on a wooden plaque. Depending on your budget and needs, you can really make a dedication plaque stand out by choosing a cast plaque. Contact us for a quote.

Golden Alliance Room
Dedicated To The Memory Of
Charles Schmidlap

1910 ~ 2008
By Xanthropy Corporation



MEMORIAL

In Loving Memory Of
Charles Schmidlap
1910 ~ 2008
By His Wife, Family, & Friends



MONOGRAMS

Engraved Monograms for Couples
Monograms are typically engraved for a bride and groom in the following manner:

First initial would be the Bride's first name
Second initial would be the couple's last name
The third initial would be the Groom's first.

Example: If Jennifer Conley married Robert Smythson and the couple chose to take the last name of Smythson, the monogram would be in a format like this:

block engraved monogram

Block Engraved Monogram


circle engraved monogram

Circle Engraved Monogram

Note: if you are purchasing the gift for a couple, it may be advisable to inquire of the couple if they plan to take one of the last names for each of them, to hyphenate their last names together, or to keep their own names. This can prevent the embarrassing gift of an incorrectly engraved item.

If the couple will not share a single last name, we would suggest engraving just their first names.

Example:

Jennifer & Robert

 

Monograms for Individuals
Monograms for individuals are typically engraved in the following manner:

First initial would be the person's first name
Second initial would be the person's last name
The third initial would be the person's middle name

The last name initial is placed in the center and engraved larger than the other two initials.

Example: Jennifer Ann Conley would have the monogram:

block engraved monogram

Block Engraved Monogram


circle engraved monogram

Circle Engraved Monogram


script engraved monogram

Script Engraved Monogram

 

When a person has two middle names the following initials would be suggested instead:

Example: Jennifer Ann Marie Conley would have the initials engraved in block, standard, or script:

JAMC

If a person has no middle name, we would suggest the following:


Example: Jennifer Conley would have the initials engraved in block, standard, or script:

JC


QUOTES / SENTIMENTS

Any of your favorite quotes or sentiments can be engraved to personalize your gift. Here are a handful of examples.

Memories
Are Photos
Of The
Heart


There Are Basically Two Types of People
People Who Accomplish Things
And People Who Claim To Have
Accomplished Things.
The First Group Is Less Crowded.
~ Mark Twain


Laughing At Your Own Jokes
Makes Them Funny
To At Least One Person



RECOGNITION

Corporate or organizational logos are often included and are typically placed on the top or left side of the plaque.
The name is typically in larger letters. The award name or company name
can be placed in an arc over the text
for better use of space and visual balance.

A landscape layout recognition plaque with logo.

an example of a recognition plaque


A portrait layout recognition plaque.

a portrait layout recognition plaque



RETIREMENT

Here are two formats for honoring 25 years of service for a retiring employee.

Charles Schmidlap
1980 ~ August 17 ~ 2008

We suggest personalizing the dedication with something specific that the employee would be remembered for.

Charles Schmidlap
Thank You For 25 Years
Of Dedicated Service and Creativity
August 17th, 2008



SCHOLASTIC / COLLEGE

Stacey Bombadier, BSN
Congratulations On Completing Your Degree
Your Loving Family

~ May 19th, 2008 ~


SPORTS / HUNTING

The hunter or sportsperson's name will often be in bold, followed by notes on the achievement.

Andrew Milligan
First 10 Point Buck ~ Bow

November 22nd, 2008


Andrew Milligan
First Hole-in-One
St. Andrew's Golf Course
Holy #17 ~ 187 yards ~ 3 Iron

August 3rd, 2008



FRIENDSHIP / HUMOR

 

Outstanding Fiction Award
Cynthia Scott

For Your Email:
"Subject: Dinner Last Night Was Delicious!"

Sorry About The Eggrolls

Your Friend, Sara
~ January 3rd, 2009 ~


State Spelling Chimp 2009

Dan Schnibly

Presented At The Wausaw In And Confrnce Senter
Sponsored by Mycrosoft Wyrd Spillcheck

I Respect A Man
Who Knows
How To Spell A Word
More Than One Way
~ Mark Twain

Your Good Fiends at JMG Design, Inc.
~ January 3rd, 2009 ~

 

 



WEDDING

Wedding Cake Knife / Server Sets

These are typically engraved with the first names of the couple and the date of the wedding. For example:

Jennifer & Robert
8-6-08

The bride's name is first, followed by the groom's name separated by an ampersand (&).

Some clients do prefer to spell out the ampersand as an 'and', and may have the date written out like so:

Jennifer and Robert
August 6th, 2008

Both the knife and the server are engraved on one side each, typically for a right handed individual to be holding them in his or her right hand and viewing the inscription. Some clients intending the knife / server set for a left handed person will prefer the engraving to be read when in the left hand.

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BABY
ACHIEVEMENT / CONGRATULATIONS
ANNIVERSARY (MARRIAGE)
ANNIVERSARY (SERVICE)
APPRECIATION
DEDICATION
MEMORIAL
MONOGRAMS
RECOGNITION
RETIREMENT
QUOTES / SENTIMENTS
SCHOLASTIC / COLLEGE
SPORTS / HUNTING
FRIENDSHIP / HUMOR
WEDDING

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