I understand that summer with all the beauty of the landscape, and the warmth of the sunny days, make most of us want to get outside and play. The last thing we want to think about is autumn or next winter in January. I advocate that while it may seem untimely, August & September are the best months for our larger corporate customers to start planning for next year’s award banquets. Each new year brings with it the excitement of choosing new designs for last year’s accomplishments. If our customers want to wow their high achievers with unique awards then we need a few weeks to plan. Given enough time, our designers here at Glassical Designs can create a shape or an award design that has not been used before. I know… I know…. most think this type of customization can be expensive, but in reality, if we can design and order well in advance, the items will not only be unique but most often more affordable. We can offer this to our larger customers because in ordering directly from the blank crystal manufacturer and bringing the awards in house to turn over right away, we do not need to provide space in our facility to warehouse them. This approach has worked well for several of our larger customers who order year after year. If your company’s award recognition banquet is in the first quarter of the year then the end of August is th best time to begin the process. Contact our sales office for help at 866-778-1240.