Photographing Crystal Awards: What’s The Best Way To Do It?

Snapping the right photo can be the difference between capturing the message you’re trying to get across or not. This is especially so in our photography quest at FineAwards.com. Photographing clear material awards is not the same as taking photos of a model or landscape; it’s far trickier trying to get the various elements of photography to work with the clear awards before your lens. Now, it’s not an impossible task, and quite honestly, it’s quite easy once you get t...
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The Vince Lombardi Football Trophy: It’s History on the Gridiron

Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy
The Big Game Trophy: More than just your average Football Trophy! The big is right around the corner and the world of football is gearing up to see the dual between San Francisco and Kansas City in Florida’s own Hard Rock Stadium. The team who comes out victorious from this duel will be the proud recipient of the Vince Lombardi  Trophy and crowned champs of the Big Game. This football trophy stands at 22 inches in height. A long stand takes up most of the trophy’s body;...
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5 Tips for Retaining Blue-Collar Workers in 2020

It’s difficult for business owners to find talented and reliable workers in today’s job market. When you do find hard-working dependable staff members, you want to make sure you’re doing everything in your power to keep them on board, preventing the high turnover rates common within the industry. There are many effective tips that help retain hard-working employees and keep them happy while working with your company. The following are just a few tips that have worked for e...
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Teacher Appreciation Award Ideas

It's back to school season, and we here at FineAwards.com want to help you recognize your teachers! Whether you are a parent, student, or school administrator, FineAwards.com can help you find the perfect teacher appreciation award! Here, we've assembled some ideas to help you take teacher appreciation to the next level! Crystal Apple Awards Crystal apple awards stem from the tradition of students gifting their one-room schoolhouse teachers apples as payment. Today, man...
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What Color is Best for Your Crystal Award

Do your awards mean something? Adding color to your awards can add a different connotation to your award and make it even more meaningful. FineAwards.com offers 11 different colors of crystal for designing and personalizing custom awards! Colored crystal does more than just look pretty or even match your company logo. Colors carry meaning, whether it stems from historical tradition, psychological phenomena, or industrial norms. Red Crystal Do you want your award to grab a...
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3D Crystal Engraving: How It Works

One of the many custom crystal awards we offer at FineAwards.com is our 3D laser engraved awards. 3D laser engraved crystal awards feature a 3D holographic image floating inside of a piece of solid crystal. This floating image, or bubblegram, is an elegant, classy way to personalize a crystal award. Have you ever wondered how we create that floating image? Here, we’ve simplified the 3D laser crystal engraving process into three steps. 1. Create the template To engrave a 3D ...
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Recognition Awards: An American History

Our American Eagle Statue Award featuring a bronze finish eagle on a rustic looking flag, all on a wood base.
Ever wonder where recognition awards started? Well, it was in America during the Revolutionary War! George Washington was the first person to recognize common soldiers for their service. These first awards for valor awarded to a soldier regardless of their class went to three soldiers who acted heroically at a crucial time during the Revolutionary War! With the Fourth of July right around the corner, let's take a look at the history of recognition awards and see how recogniti...
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Custom Awards at Seminole Hard Rock Poker Tournament

One of the great things about working at FineAwards.com is seeing all of the unique custom awards that we help create. If we’re lucky, we get to see them in action! Such is the case for the custom piece we created with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for their Poker Showdown! Starting on April 4, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL hosted its annual Hard Rock Poker Showdown. The finale to that event was the World Poker Tour Showdown Champio...
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Green Office Tips

In celebration of Earth Day (April 22, 2017), here are some easy "green" office ideas you can apply to generate both financial payback and peace of mind: Make Use of Natural Light Rather than scheduling meetings, training sessions or brainstorms in enclosed conference rooms, find a spot in your office with natural light. If the weather is right, take your meeting outdoors and enjoy some fresh air. Decorate with Plants Add an office-friendly plant to your desk. Pla...
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Co-Worker Recognition Programs

Many organizations understand the impact of employee recognition to promote productivity and retention. While this recognition typically comes from a supervisor, a new article from Bloomberg BNA suggests that peer-to-peer employee recognition can produce great results as well. “Social recognition is the foundation for creating a more human workplace—one which fosters a culture of recognition and appreciation while empowering individuals, strengthening relationships, and pr...
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