Inscription Ideas

Updated April 17, 2017

One way to personalise a gift, be it a piece of jewellery to celebrate an anniversary or other special occasion or a plaque to congratulate a friend or loved one for an achievement, is to add an inscription. There are several ideas that you can utilise for the perfect inscription. Its important to consider your relationship with the person to come up with an appropriate inscription.

Humorous/Witty Inscriptions

Create a humorous or witty based inscription for a recipient, especially if you know that the person loves a good joke or witticism. This can be based on some humorous event in the recipient's life, or it can be a joke related to their profession. For example, if he owns a bookstore you might use Mark Twain's, "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read."

A Quote/Poem Inscriptions

Find a line in a poem or quote that you think would work well with the type of gift and the occasion for which the gift is being given. For instance, for a plaque for a retiring English professor who is a friend, colleague or family member, use a line from his favourite poem or a quote from his favourite author.

Special Connection Inscriptions

Highlight the special connection that you and the recipient have by adding a word or line that only the two of you would fully understand. This type of special-connection inscription is especially appropriate for anniversary gifts. For example, you could include your spouse's pet name in your inscription.

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Daniel Ketchum holds a Bachelor of Arts from East Carolina University where he also attended graduate school. Later, he taught history and humanities. Ketchum is experienced in 2D and 3D graphic programs, including Photoshop, Poser and Hexagon and primarily writes on these topics. He is a contributor to sites like Renderosity and Animotions.