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What is a Certificate?

A certificate is an official document that certifies fact statements. It is often given as a token of appreciation to someone who has played a big role in making a school/company event happen. It can also be used to award a person who has excelled in a certain field. Mostly all of this certificates follows a very arranged format. The most vital pieces of information are highlighted in order to present a clear and concise certificate.

How to Make a Certificate

Certificates come in different types and forms. There's an award certificate, gift certificate, certificate of membership, and many more. But all of these certificates have one thing in common, they are expertly crafted to present their purpose in the most convincing way. Let us help you get started by reading this how-to guide.

1. Define and Identify Your Purpose

Before you make a certificate, you should define and identify your purpose first. Be specific in identifying one. If you're doing this to give recognition to your employees, then you should do so. Statistics show that over 40% of surveyed employees do not receive proper workplace recognition. So, recognizing their efforts and hard work in a timely manner is just appropriate for them. 

2. Prepare Necessary Details

Prepare all the important information that should be included in your certificate. If you're going for participation certificates, make sure to incorporate it with business logos, letterheads, name of the participant, the title of the event he/she participated, venue, and the day it occurred. Make sure to follow the prescribed format in arranging them.

3. Make a List of the Recipients

The most important detail that can be found in a certificate is the name of its recipient. A certificate is more convincing when it has a name on it rather than giving it to them blank. It is important that when you make one, opt to use an editable certificate, because it will be much easier for you to edit and change the name of your recipients if ever you spelled it wrong.

4. Provide a Budget

Allotting a budget in creating a printable certificate is a must. This is done in order to cover the expenses of the materials needed and the printing fees. If you want to save money, you can always print it plainly. But for best results, it's advisable that you do it in a print shop using a high-quality paper. 

5. Print and Affix Signatures

After providing all the details in the certificate, check everything first for correctness. If you're pleased with the results, you can now print it in a high-quality premium paper. Don't forget to affix the signatures needed to make your certificate valid.

6. Put It in a Frame 

If you want to make the certificate look presentable, then putting it in a frame is the best solution. By framing it, you are assured that the certificate will last long. Choose a frame that blends well the color scheme of the certificate.

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