Family Plaque Blog

Labor Day Is Less Than A Month Away!

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Aug/14
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Because my birthday is in September, every year I look forward to celebrating my birthday on Labor Day. It’s not really one of the biggies on the yearly event calendar, aside from a dumb rule about wearing white, so this year I’m going to make it a long weekend and take Friday off, visit the grocery store and stock up on goodies that I wouldn’t otherwise buy — a couple of tasty beers to try, Sriracha (now that’s it’s an ever-increasing commodity), meat products that my arteries might not necessarily appreciate, and plenty of cheese.

But enough about my obsession with fatty milk products, so (embarrassingly) it took me 26 years of living to realize what Labor Day actually was all about. I didn’t know that it was a celebration of the American labor movement/ all of the societal advancements that were achieved as a result. Paid time off, the 40 hour work week, medical benefits (hot button topic… hello!), blah blah blah, the list goes on and on. But the point is a lot of people laboured heavily for the things that we (generally) take for granted and as such, I decided at a stupidly late hour on Tuesday, that I would celebrate by eating cheese. Cheese dipped in Sriracha washed down by a beer.

So for the first time in about 15 years I ventured to Party City, which was FILLED with children meandering the aisles at the speed of caffeinated chipmunks racing toward a pile of chocolate covered acorns, and navigated toward the discount Halloween costumes for adults…but I digress. I got banners and streamers and some thing that hangs over my door and has tinsel hanging down from it (I don’t exactly know why I bought it but it’s festive and I was trying to impress my wife with my party planning skills) and on the way out I bought a miniature white board that I’m going to use to write funny quotes on and change them from time to time over the course of the party. I have already laboured much trying to plan this party.

Less than a month to go and I think the last thing I need for my party is a custom plaque to really set the event off. All of the custom plaques that Family Plaques & More! sell are made from high-quality wood that is powder coated (to render it much less vulnerable to the elements). I figure I can keep the plaque for years so its cost divided by the amount of use I’ll get for it will make the purchase worthwhile AND I get to show off a little bit with a really classy looking sign — I might even post it in the front yard and tell everyone to look out for it when they’re parking.

For more information on Labor Day (IF you’re even interested) visit the Wikipedia article outlining the basics.

Personalized Plaques and Products for Your Home, Office, Boat and Barn

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Jun/14
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If you’ve been keeping up with Family Plaques & More for a while its no secret we’re known for our beautiful wedding inspired plaques. Did you know we have much more??? Family Plaques & More has a variety of personalized plaque styles and products for your home, office, boat or barn…Seriously, we have equestrian style plaques perfect for your barn or stable. Our plaque categories include personalized bird feeders, clocks and thermometers, garden, house & lawn, nautical and pet inspired plaques. Our hand crafted cast aluminum plaques are made in the USA and will last a lifetime. Check them our for yourself! http://www.familyplaque.com/category/90.html

Why a Family Plaque Makes The Best Wedding Gift!

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Jun/14
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Wedding season is upon us! As a friend or family member attending a wedding there are several key steps that must be done in advance to make attending that wedding go off without a hitch…Finding that perfect outfit, making travel plans, maybe a baby sitter and the WEDDING GIFT. Often overlooked but arguably the most important, the wedding gift has become an automatic selection from Amazon or Pottery Barn. Why go for the typical vegetable platter, fruit bowl, or $100 5 piece wine bottle opening contraption? Why not go for a gift that is timeless, unique and certainly memorable? Family Plaques & More offer several unique options of personalized custom wood or cast aluminum plaques with the new married family name and wedding date. The personalized family name plaques come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors to fit the wedding couples unique style. Family Plaques are the quintessential wedding gift because it shows that you as a friend or family member truly care…And you want to celebrate their special day with a special gift that they will have and cherish forever. See for yourself why Family Plaques make for the best wedding gifts! Our selection of personalized wood or metal plaques are available on our website at: http://www.familyplaque.com.

Summer Sale!

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Jun/12
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We’re celebrating five – FIVE! – wonderful years in business!  And what better way to celebrate than passing on huge savings to our customers. I mean, you all are the reason we’re still here!

Summer Sale

For a limited time, take 30% off ALL our products. Use code SALE during checkout. Click here to get shopping!

Thank you for five great years – and happy shopping!

Roxanne

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Best Mother’s Day Gift 2012

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Apr/12
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We’ve created a limited edition Mother’s Day plaque, and have very few in stock, so scoop them up before we run out. We’re offering this plaque via our Amazon.com store front at $69.95 and $5.00 in shipping. Any mother would love – LOVE – to receive this for mother’s day, as it truly captures what a mother is to her children: guide, philosopher, friend.

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Happy mother’s day to all us Moms out there!

Roxanne

Horse Signs

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Jan/12
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We’ve added a new line of Equestrian items to our product offering! We love every single item in this collection, and this appears to be a fan favorite:

Two Line Stall Marker in Black/Gold

Two Line Stall Marker in Black/Gold

Click the photo above to shop this item, or click here to see the entire Equestrian Collection.  Use our Contact Form if you have any questions about this or any of our products.

Happy Shopping!

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Happy New Year!

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Jan/12
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Happy New Year - 2012

Veterans Day, 2011

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Nov/11
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My brother Christopher, who served in the Navy, posted this quote on his Facebook page today. I loved it so much, I wanted to share it here and say thank you. Thank you to all military personnel, serving, retired and no longer with us, for your selfless acts & for safeguarding our freedom. We don’t thank you enough.

Those who live today remember those who do not. Those who know freedom remember today those who gave up life for freedom.

Today, in honor of the dead, we conduct ceremonies. We lay wreaths. We speak words of tribute. And in our memories, in our hearts, we hold them close to us still. Yet we also know, even as their families knew when they last looked upon them, that they can never be fully ours again, that they belong now to God and to that for which they so selflessly made a final and eternal act of devotion.

– Ronald Reagan

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Today, in honor of the dead, we conduct ceremonies. We lay wreaths. We speak words of tribute. And in our memories, in our hearts, we hold them close to us still. Yet we also know, even as their families knew when they last looked upon them, that they can never be fully ours again, that they belong now to God and to that for which they so selflessly made a final and eternal act of devotion.
- Ronald Those who live today remember those who do not. Those who know freedom remember today those who gave up life for freedom.
Today, in honor of the dead, we conduct ceremonies. We lay wreaths. We speak words of tribute. And in our memories, in our hearts, we hold them close to us still. Yet we also know, even as their families knew when they last looked upon them, that they can never be fully ours again, that they belong now to God and to that for which they so selflessly made a final and eternal act of devotion.
- Ronald Reagan

International Shipping

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Jul/11
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We’re happy to announce that we now ship internationally! In addition to the US , we now ship all our products to the following countries:

International Shipping for Family Plaques & More

Additionally, we are happy to create an Original Family Plaque in your language – for no additional fee! Simply use our Contact Form  prior to ordering to submit your request.

Happy Shopping!

Home Is Where My Horse Is

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Jun/11
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myhorseWe’re slowly adding new products to our, “Home is where…” category. However, this is one of our favorites, so we’ve added it to the site a bit early.

Since we make each plaque to order, we can take special requests and change things here & there. For example, we know many of you have more than one horse, so we can modify these plaques to take the plural form, “Home is where my horses are…” Most simple requests, like taking it plural, are free of charge. What’s not to love here?

Click here for your, “Home is Where My Horse Is” plaque.