Traditional Wisdom

Everyone loves a countdown. Think New Year’s Eve, the start of old movies, and David Letterman’s Top Ten. The 4s compiles decades of experience in recognizing excellence into Advice 4U.  Ladies and gentlemen…The 4s. Sometimes the occasion demands recognition that is timeless and traditional. Solemn occasions and die-hard traditions call for a more conservative approach and choosing the expected over the original. Sometimes you’ve got to nod to the classics. 

The 4s Advice 4 Traditional Awards

  1. Plaques are still the #1 most popular award. They convey stability and tradition, and they are most expected in a corporate environment. Plaques offer a blank palette on which to get creative with language and artwork, and they have a lot of room for personalization. Take a look at our database of suggested inscriptions if you need inspiration to compose the perfect sentiment.
  2. Gavels make terrific awards for outgoing chairpeople and past presidents of clubs. Most include a stand with an engraved plate. Also fun for “the judge” or “the boss” in your organization.
  3. Clocks are very popular service awards. In short, a clock says, “Thank you for devoting your time.” Clocks are a practical and useful gift that can be hung on the wall (and they don’t take up valuable shelf space).
  4. Trophies can be customized with an amazing array of figures for every type of sport and activity. Ask about some of our more unusual toppers—dancers, dart throwers, skateboarders, and vintage cars. Awards4U can craft a trophy that marks any special occasion.

Don’t 4get:  You want to be thoughtful of your audience when deciding on tokens of appreciation. If there’s a long tradition of giving a certain award in certain circumstances, honor that tradition.