Some people love to hang certificates on their walls where everybody can see them. For those who love them and don’t have any, you can design and print them on paper from your home computer. Following are six examples of certificates you can make:
Use your scanner and graphics program to combine awards and honors with impressive presentations suitable for framing. Scan the documents and download medal and ribbon images from the Internet.
Talk to barbers and beauty shop owners about offering certificates for a child’s first haircut. Giving each child an impressive document suitable for framing creates an incentive for parents to choose that shop or salon over the competition and come back again. Offer a pack of about 20 with the words “My First Haircut” on them. There may be some beauty schools in your area that offer graduates an attractive certificate of completion.
As a memento and thank you to their guests, some country inns, hotels, and bed and breakfasts give out a Certificate of Residency, attesting to the fact that the guests spent one night or more at their place. They are rolled up and secured with a ribbon and presented to guests in a small ceremony during dinner on their last night’s stay or left on their pillows. You can design these using a photo of the property and your graphics program. To sell this idea, visit local inns, hotels and bed and breakfasts and show samples. You can also send samples by mail to properties outside the area.
Create humor certificates for sports fanatics, shopping maniacs, people who eat too much, someone with big hair, someone with big feet, and so on.
Design birth certificates for cats and dogs. Print them out on parchment paper with embossed gold borders and color graphics. There are thousands of pieces of clip art of cats and dogs available online. You can use any word processing program.
Captains of sports teams sometimes present their team members with a certificate attesting to the day’s adventure. You can create specialized certificates for any sport. For entire teams, have a local printer print out a batch of stock certificates on high-quality paper and sell them to your customers in packages of 25 and 50.
Certificates are printed on plain 20 lb. paper unless customers are willing to pay extra for parchment paper.
For a deluxe presentation, have them matted and framed at a local framing ship. Matted certificates always look better than ones without borders.
Affix a gold seal in the corner and design a space for a signature. On the back of every one, stamp your name, address and phone number, so when admirer’s see it, they’ll know where to get one.
Most certificates are 8.5″ x 11″, but you can print out any size your computer can handle.
If you want to frame them yourself, you can make your documents either 5″ x 7″ or 8″ x 10″. Frames can be purchased at WalMart for $2 each.
If you or someone you know does calligraphy, you can give your documents a more elaborate touch. Calligraphy printed on parchment paper and beautifully framed is the perfect I love you gift.
You can buy stock certificates with fancy borders and use your computer to add the words.
Several graphic programs such as CorelDraw and PrintShop have numerous certificate templates.
Certificates with gold borders on parchment paper are available at any office supply store as are gold seals.
The format and layout of your documents are up to you – the designer. Use your imagination, photographs and lots of clip art.
If you get small orders, you can do the printing yourself on parchment paper with your color printer.
If you get larger orders of more than a dozen or so, you can use a local print shop and add the cost to the customer’s order and earn some extra money in the process.
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