Phrases such as "in deep appreciation," "in recognition of," "congratulations" and "in gratitude for" are common on honorary plaques. Generally, popular honorary plaque phrases are less than three lines and express appreciation for the work or dedication of the honoree.
Popular phrases are available from vendors for multiple honor categories including academic, citizenship, leadership, fund-raising and services rendered. Plaque inscriptions should give recognition and appreciation to the honoree's contributions. The most heartfelt plaques have phrases specific to the honoree, rather than generic phrases of appreciation, that consider the most important ways the honoree has contributed to the cause or the organization.