In days like these, it’s important to keep our nation unified. What better way than to refresh our minds with a little history lesson about the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance? After all, today is a national holiday celebrating this special oath.
Did you know…
The first American pledge of allegiance (different from the one we recite today) was written by Captain George Thatcher Balch during the Civil War. It goes:
“We give our heads and hearts to God and our country; one country, one language, one flag!”
The pledge we all know today was based on one written by Francis Bellamy in 1892. It goes:
“I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”
Congress formally adopted Bellamy’s pledge in 1942, and added the words “Under God” in 1954.
Today the National Guard is preparing to blow out 384 candles on its birthday cake. In 1636, the Massachusetts militia was officially organized to help defend the colony. The National Guard is our states’ main support during any sort of crisis. They provide rapid incident response within 6-12 hours. Their skills span a broad range- from combating drug trafficking, to medical triage, search & rescue, all the way to youth mentoring.
Your customers and employees will love celebrating this big birthday with any of these high-quality engraved personalized pocket knives.
Don’t get me wrong- there are plenty of fun things to do indoors during the fall and winter months: board games; card games; movie nights; experimental baking. But sometimes you just need to get some fresh air- especially after this crazy year we’ve had.
Today is Take A Hike Day, and these are just the items you’ll need:
When you order gift pocket knives that have the recipient’s name or initials on each knife, these are called Personalized Pocket Knives. If all the knives have the same imprint, they would not be called “personalized”.
Here are some facts that you may not have known:
Personalization is not very expensive. It usually costs $5 per knife plus a setup charge of $25 for the whole order.
Instead of engraving the recipient’s first and last name, why not just the first name, and the years of service. “Jasonn–10 Years” instead of “Jasonn Smith”. The cost is the same either way.
The knife will last forever. Who would throw away a knife with their own name on it? So, your logo will also last forever.
Laser engraving is permanent. Electro etching is semi permanent.
You can submit your list of names in different ways: Excel spreadsheet, Word document, or just in an email.
If you misspell a name, it will be misspelled on the knife, and you paid for it.
The minimum order is the same as the minimum order for each particular knife.
Many business leaders like to show their appreciation to their employees, and folding knives are a great way to do that. Personalized pocket knives are knives that have the person’s name somewhere on them, besides the company’s logo. Here are 3 tips to make your project a success.
Put the recipient’s name on the outside, where it can be seen, instead of on the blade. The handle or the metal bolster are the best places. Your logo can go somewhere else on the knife.
Instead of engraving their first name and last name, engrave their first name and number of years of service. That adds more depth to your gift.
Packaging is everything. If you can order a metal or wood presentation box, your gift will be much more impressive. Case knives have optional presentation containers that add to the perceived value of the gift knife.
The most common thing to have engraved when a member of the military dies while in service is a gravestone, a plaque, or a monument. But have you thought about engraving a personalized pocket knife with his or her name? It would be a thoughtful and unique gift for their family & friends, don’t you think?