Depending on the specific type of appreciation that is being offered on the plaque, phrases like "With great admiration and appreciation," "Your service has been exemplary," and "You've made the difference," are appropriate phrases that can be placed on an appreciation plaque. Appreciation plaques can be given after a certain number of years of service, during a retirement celebration or to simply say thank you to someone who has given excellent service.
A personalized plaque can give someone a sense of accomplishment. It lets someone know that he or she is well thought of by others and that his or her efforts are appreciated. A variety of appreciation plaques are available for purchase. Styles can be matched with personalities and style sense. The best awards contain a personalized message. The name of the person receiving the plaque should always be somewhere on the plaque and can be included in the message. It may also be a good idea to put the date the appreciation plaque was received somewhere on the front or back to help the person better remember the occasion.