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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How to Motivate Employees and Earn Their Respect

Employees giving the thumbs up to leadership
Leadership comes in many different forms. In a business setting, typically managers and supervisors are looked at to be leaders for their employees. For true leaders, motivating employees and staff is an important part of success and positive moral in the workplace. However, depending on the industry, it can be difficult to keep your staff motivated and excited about working. (more…)
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How to care for crystal awards

By: Tucker HarringtonEarning any kind of awards is an impressive accomplishment, so it's natural for recipients to want to show off their custom trophies whenever possible. However, showcasing these awards in a public space means that individuals should be caring for their tokens to keep them in pristine condition. Cleaning and maintaining crystal awards can be particularly difficult. The material can change based on the award's surroundings, so it is impo...
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Deserving employees earn praise in Dayton City

By: Tucker HarringtonTaking the time to honor workers who continue to go above and beyond day in and day out is important, which is why the City of Dayton in Texas recently hosted its annual employee recognition awards ceremony. According to Your Houston News, a wide range of city workers, ranging from members of the police and fire forces to library and Water and Wastewater employees, were presented with custom awards.The annual luncheon, which took place Aug. 2 at the Dayto...
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