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What are Blue Plaques?

December 26/2014
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If you have ever travelled abroad, principally to the United Kingdom orother parts of Europe and North America, and you have done sightseeing tours—you may have noticed blue plaques displayed proudly on old buildings, trees, and other public areas. They are marked with the name of historic figure, a significant event, and the pertinent years of importance to the landmark. These are known as Blue Plaques. The world’s first blue plaques were hung in the city of London England in the 19th century to signify homes and workplaces of people of historic significance. It’s common place to see the houses…

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Tips for Caring for your Trophies

December 19/2014
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If you have been lucky enough to receive recognition in the form of a plaque or trophy, congratulations! There are a number of formats and materials that your trophy may come in including wood, brass, glass, plastic, and a collection of metals—so to keep it looking good, you need to care for it! Here are some quick tips to keep your trophy looking as shiny and new as the day you received it: Preventative Care Keep your collection of awards and trophies in a space that doesn’t collect dust, dirt, and grime readily. The best place to preserve it is…

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Best Way to Organize your Trophies at Home

December 11/2014
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If you are an athlete, decorated scholar, or someone else who is continually presented with an array of awards, trophies, and plaques—you may be trying to find a creative yet organized way to display your accomplishments. Here are some great ideas on how to organize your achievements with flair: A trophy case If you are a capable handyman or woman and enjoy building, a trophy is a great option. Choose from an assortment of DIY designs and materials that will match your home décor. It can be a wall mounted feature or a stand-alone shelving unit that displays your prizes…

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Alternative Uses for Plaques

December 04/2014
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When most people think of plaques, they generally think of them as awards of recognition for one accomplishment or another. It could be for scholastics, sports, or a job well done—but recognition is only one way to make use of a plaque! There are a variety of other commemorative uses for them. Here is but a small list of alternative uses for plaques: Grand Openings Give your new business or building the recognition it deserves with a sleek plaque commemorating the date of opening. Display it at the entrance so people know how long you have been going strong! Historic…

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