Bronze Plaques – A Source of Beauty, Prestige and Heritage

Have you ever noticed the impressive effect that a bronze plaque lends the character of a business? Bronze plaques add something to an office, home and other institution or establishment. A medical, dental or legal office takes on a new perspective and level of prestige when graced with quality plaques outside the business’ entrance. It tells passersby that we have been around for quite awhile. When you invest in this kind of plaque, it also indicates that your firm intends to be around for a long time into the future as well.

The Signs Make a Statement

Such plaques do more than advertise businesses. The entrance to a private, gated community of homes is often preceded by them stating the name of the community and decorated with an appropriate symbol, like an oak tree, lion or other logo which adds status as well. Important churches, city hall and other buildings of vital importance often have them with pertinent historical and civic information.

In the same way, a golf course or country club will often use signs and plaques in basic geographical shapes, most commonly rectangular but occasionally shield or oval-shaped. No matter which style you choose, they are really something special.

It is probably a true statement that a small bronze plaque will make a greater impact than a huge futuristic billboard that can be seen for miles around. A single one whispers notoriety, class, and substance. If you are admitted within its walls, this means that you are a person of notoriety and class as well. This gives members a source of pride and status without ever having to speak a word.

Bronze plaques have a long history behind them. Kings and queens of old often used them to commemorate the site of an important happening lest it be forgotten in history. In modern society, we continue to use them to commemorate a location where an important battle was fought, where a historical person was born and at the foot of a statue. Rich and famous people also used to bronze their baby shoes – but that is another story!

In everyday life, these plaques provide a service in a variety of normal ways. When an individual or a sports team wins the championship, the winning team or school often receives a bronze plaque to hang up on the wall! Speech contest winners, runners-up and others who have reached a high level of education and notoriety may receive such special plaques.

Men and women who have given years of excellent or extraordinary military service, recipients of the purple heart and even law enforcement / police officers who went beyond the call of duty are often given bronze plaques commemorating their contribution to the police force and to the society they serve.

Graphic Designs

Ornate or plain, they are attractive to look at and will last a long time. They may contain a raised up design, like a quill pen or a single initial. The logo of the parent organization (the one dispersing of the bronze plaques) may also be included. This is as if to symbolize the relationship of trust and appreciation between the giver and the receiver.

Photographs may be included on bronze plaques to give further recognition to the recipient. Because they are made to last, perhaps generations later the child or grandchild of the recipient will lovingly refer to it as a source of pride and family heritage.

Locations of cultural interest are often marked with bronze plaques, stating their importance and value. “Here Slept George Washington”, or “First Colonial House Built – 1652″ – may be engraved on a cultural marker of information and importance.

For such monumental descriptions and notifications, bronze plaques seem to do the job best. For example, wood signs are very attractive, rustic and down to earth. When it comes to a message that is expected to be marked for the sake of posterity for future generation to come, nothing beats bronze plaques.

The Durability

Bronze plaques can withstand the elements of snow, rain, moisture, heat, dryness, buffeting winds and even abuse. They are strong, shiny, and treated to outlive even human beings! The best way to care for bronze plaques is to keep them dusted off, wiped with a damp cloth, and occasionally lightly polished with a mild bronze cleaner.

LAST UPDATED ON: January 16, 2018

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