Military Wives and Military Moms Gifts so You Can Say Thank You!

Army Wife Wine Glass Military wives and military moms are extremely proud of their husbands, sons and daughters who serve our great country and they want to declare it for all to hear! The military wife and mom loves her soldier and serves the USA alongside her loved one and sacrifices as well. Show your favorite military wife or military mom how much you appreciate her service with a stunning proud military wife gift such as our engraved glass set or military mom gift like our custom engraved glass set.  Check out our wine glasses, stemless wine and pint pub glasses. Proud Army Wife, Proud Marine Wife, Proud Air Force Wife, Proud Navy WifeProud Army Mom, Proud Navy Mom, Proud Marine Mom and Proud Air Force Mom are all available in our beautiful and unique carved glassware style. Deeply carved using our sand carving technique, each glass is custom made to order. A set of these etched  glasses will be the favorite gift at any special occasion, for her birthday, an anniversary, a wedding gift, a housewarming gift or gift for the woman whose soldier is deployed. Dishwasher safe.

Cheers! -Sherri

 

Air Force Mom Gifts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navy Wife Glass, Navy Wives Gifts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marine Wife Wine Glass Gifts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 21st, 2014

Crystal Imagery to Donate Proceeds to American Widow Project

American Widow ProjectAt Crystal Imagery, we have a great love of our country and all the service men and women who help to protect us every day. We are in awe of the sacrifice these brave men and women make so that we can be FREE. Therefore we wanted to find a way to give back and say thank you in some little way.
We’ve chosen to donate 10% of all of our web sales for any military glassware to American Widow Project. We have engraved glasses for every branch (Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy) and even for military wives and moms. Your purchase will help us to support our great nation’s deceased service men and women by helping to provide much needed support to their grieving wives and families.Read about this organization below and please consider donating.

Since 2001, over 6,600 U.S. service members have lost their lives in Iraq
and Afghanistan. This number does not include the thousands more who have
lost their lives due to sudden illness, accident, homicide or those that
have taken their own lives due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. At the
same time, more than 3,600 young military widows face their worst nightmare
when they receive that dreadful knock on the door by two military in
uniform notifying them of their spouse’s death.*

While the service member’s sacrifice is often acknowledged by society,
many simply forget or fail to recognize the sacrifice of the spouse who is
now left a grieving military widow. Oftentimes the invisible wounds of
military widows are disregarded due to age or a simple lack of knowledge
and understanding.

The American Widow Project recognizes the sacrifices made by the families
of our fallen and believes that no military widow should feel alone in her
grief. Every military widow deserves the opportunity and tangible tools
available to help rebuild her life. Because of that, the American Widow
Project provides the vital peer-to-peer, emotional, and educational support
necessary to maximize success, healing and hope for a brighter future.

To date, the AWP has held over 42 National retreat events, 12 WidowU
Events, and most recently launched the first ever combined widow and
children’s events.

Please know that any support will greatly help the American Widow Project
continue to serve, heal, and connect military widows, widowers and their
children across the country. Donate here.

September 19th, 2014

Groomsmen Gifts for the Man’s Man

Groomsmen and best man gift ideas, engraved beer glasses, whiskey glasses and decanters by Crystal Imagery,Your groomsmen and best man deserve personalized groomsmen gifts that will be useful and appreciated for years to come. The days of giving the typical keychains, moneyclips and ties are behind us, thank goodness! Grooms are putting more thought into their groomsmen gifts and showing some true appreciation to these men who have loyally stood by their side for years. Personalized groomsmen gifts that are actually useful are definitely the way to go. And it can’t get much more useful than a custom beer mug, pilsner, or personalized whiskey glass that can be used every time he wants to kick back with a brew or scotch!

Our custom groomsmen beer mugs, best man decanters and groomsmen whiskey glasses have been a HIT with grooms and groomsmen. We’re getting rave reviews from customers who love the unique deep carvings (not your typical surface etched glass), as well as our unique designs created by our in-house product designer.

Check our our extensive collection at Crystal Imagery and feel free to call or email us if you want something custom designed just for your groomsmen. After all, they’re worth it.

Cheers,

Sherri

September 13th, 2014

National Whiskey Sour Day!

It’s NATIONAL WHISKEY SOUR DAY!

egraved whiskey decanter set

Whiskey Decanter Set

 

While we share our favorite Whiskey Sour recipe here, why don’t you hop on over to our website to grab some awesome new custom engraved whiskey glasses so you’re ready for the party you’re sure to throw soon!

INGREDIENTS:
3/4 cup whiskey (We personally prefer Jack Daniels or Crown Royal)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (3 lemons)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (4 limes)
2/3 cup sugar syrup (see below)
Maraschino cherries
DIRECTIONS:
Combine the whiskey, lemon juice, lime juice and syrup. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and fill two-thirds full with the cocktail mixture. Shake for 30 seconds and pour into cool Crystal Imagery engraved whiskey glasses. Add a maraschino cherry and serve ice cold.
Sugar syrup: Put 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Chill thoroughly before using.

 

Which Crystal Imagery engraved mixed drink glasses can you use to mix this fantastic mixed drink? Why, I’m glad you asked! The rocks glass, or as some call it, a double old fashioned glass, is a great option. Want something a bit more elegant? Try the collins glass or high ball glass. We’ve got many personalization options available to customize your cocktails!

whiskey sour rocks double old fashioned glass whiskey sour highball collins glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom Engraved Personalized Whiskey Scotch Glass high ball glass, mixed drink glass engraved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers!

Sherri

August 25th, 2014

Cool Groomsmen Gift Ideas

Best Man Groomsmen Pilsner Beer Glass

Best Man Pilsner Beer Glass

Give the important men in your life a groomsmen gift they will treasure over the years that is unlike any engraved groomsmen gift they have received for other weddings. You want something truly unique that will stand out in their minds and be useful for many years to come. Select from our numerous one-of-a-kind deeply sand-carved engraved groomsmen glasses to make a lasting impression. Does your best man love whiskey, scotch or bourbon? We have engraved groomsman gift ideas just for him in every style of personalized bar glasses available. If your groomsman loves beer, choose from our distinctive pub and pint beer glasses, our new pilsner beer glasses, or a personalized engraved best man beer mug that he will use and enjoy every day in honor of you. Your groomsmen have been selected for their loyalty and friendship. You could easily grab something inexpensive from the local mall kiosk, but don’t your best friends and brothers deserve more on this special occasion? Our custom engraved groomsmen gifts are of the highest quality and are a cool groomsmen gift idea that will show just how much you appreciate that lifelong friendship.

Groomsman Pilsner Beer Glass, best man gift ideas

Groomsman Pilsner Beer Glass

Groomsmen Whiskey Scotch Glasses

Groomsmen Whiskey Scotch Glasses

Groomsmen beer mugs, custom engraved gifts.

Groomsmen Beer Mugs

 

August 25th, 2014

Groomsmen Decanters, Custom Engraved Best Man and Groomsmen Gifts

Best man decanters, groomsmen whiskey scotch decanters and gift ideas

Best Man Decanters

Introducing our custom engraved Best Man Decanters and Groomsmen Decanters! You asked for it, you’ve got it! We know how much you appreciate your groomsmen and want to give your best buddy a gift he will actually cherish…one that will make him smile and think of you and all the good times together. Our custom engraved and personalized groomsmen whiskey decanters and best man scotch decanters are the perfect cool groomsmen gifts to commemorate your friendship.

We offer two styles of custom groomsmen decanters, one more traditional and ornate in style with old-world fonts, and a second that is clean lined and a simple vintage style featuring old typewriter fonts. In each case, our master carvers hand-craft each decanter by carving out a background panel, leaving the lettering untouched and raised from the decanter’s surface in a stunning three-dimensional manner. This unique engraving technique creates a finish that always garners a “wow!” reaction when it’s seen and felt.

We offer a drop-down menu on each groomsman decanter page that allows you to select the title of your groomsman. For example, you can select from Best Man, Usher, Groomsman and even Groom. Then type in the groomsman’s name in the box provided and add to cart. You can follow this method for each groomsmans gift.

See more samples below and be sure to consider adding a set of matching groomsmen whiskey glasses to make a jaw-dropping thank you gift for your buddies!

Cheers!

-Sherri

custom engraved personalized groomsmen decanters, gift ideas

Engraved Groomsman Decanter

Groomsmen whiskey scotch decanters personalized engraved

Groomsmen Whiskey Decanters

Best man engraved decanter, personalized and custom best man gift ideas

Best Man Engraved Decanter

 

May 5th, 2014

Engraved Christmas Ornaments, Keepsake Gifts for the Holidays

Heart and Initials Carved in Tree Ornament for Lovers, Engraved Ornaments

Lovers’ Heart Keepsake Ornament

Christmas ornaments in May?! I know it’s a bit early to be thinking of the holidays by most peoples’ standards, but in our line of work, the early bird gets the worm. We have to think a season ahead to ensure we’re ready when the holiday madness hits! So we’ve been busy planning and creating and have selected a really great glass ornament that we will continue offering over the years. It is 3.5″ in diameter (that’s big!) and has a beautiful beveled edge. Each custom engraved ornament also comes with a silver cord for hanging and a black velvet drawstring pouch for gift presentation.

We have several designs for newlyweds and lovers alike such as our Heart and Initials dated ornament seen here. We have what will become the first in a series of annually released Christmas ornaments, our Personalized Carolers ornament as well as our own version for the newlyweds or engaged couple, Our First Christmas ornament which features a beautiful stylized Christmas Tree and date.

Know someone who has had a new baby in the past year? Our Baby’s First Christmas ornament features a stunning old-world rocking horse and year. This keepsake baby ornament would also work well as a crib ornament or crib medal too. Consider tying this to another gift for a beautiful baby shower gift presentation.

We have something for more general gift giving as well. Our Monogrammed Ornament and our Family Crest ornament are wonderful holiday gifts for your coworker, teacher, neighbor, boss or friends. They feature beautifully carved background panels and your name or initial and would be great tied to a bottle of wine as a wine bottle ornament and presented as a hostess gift at the holiday party or feast!

And last, but not least, we have beautifully hand-crafted military ornaments for your favorite service men and women. Our  engraved glass Army ornament, Navy ornament, Marines ornament and Air Force ornaments are a beautiful way to say thank you to your favorite soldier, officer or military wife who sacrifice daily for our freedom. These military gifts also make a great promotion gift or retirement gift.

See the remaining samples below and don’t wait until the last minute to get your ornaments. The holidays are crazy enough…get a jump start and help us out by not waiting until last minute like a majority of our other customers ! ;)

Cheers!

-Sherri

Baby's First Christmas Ornament, engraved keepsake glass ornament

Baby’s First Christmas Ornament

Our First Christmas Ornament

Our First Christmas Ornament

Personalized Engraved Ornament

Personalized Engraved Ornament

Family Crest Personalized Ornament

Family Crest Ornament

Monogram Personalized Ornament, engraved custom keepsake glass Christmas ornament gift

Monogram Personalized Ornament

Air Force Ornament

Air Force Ornament

Army Ornament

Army Ornament

Marines Ornament, engraved glass Marines ornaments and gifts

Marines Ornament

Navy Ornaments for Navy wives, officers, personnel. Keepsake engraved Navy gift ideas.

Navy Ornaments

 

May 2nd, 2014

Father’s Day Gift Ideas, Engraved Best Dad Beer Mug, Whiskey Glass

Best Dad Beer Mug

Best Dad Beer Mug

Father’s Day gift ideas abound on the world wide web, but the majority of them are your same old dad coffee mugs, tacky ties and picture frames that Dad has received for each Father’s Day prior.

So this year, we propose you consider something a bit classier- a personalized gift that he will use daily and truly enjoy throughout his lifetime. Check out our new personalized Best Dad beer mug, Best Dad whiskey scotch glass, Best Dad coffee mug, Daddy’s Sippy Cup Beer Mug , Best Dad Wine Glass, Best Dad Pint Glass and more! Our artisans will carve out the super cool shield background leaving your dad’s name, the year he became a dad, and BEST DAD raised from the glass surface in a three dimensional manner. This is not your average Father’s Day gift or new daddy gift…this is a custom made keepsake any dad will enjoy for years to come!

Scroll down to see the various Best Dad glasses we offer.

What is the worst/funniest/best Father’s Day gift you’ve given or received?

Cheers!

-Sherri

 

Best Dad Whiskey Scotch Glass

Best Dad Whiskey Scotch Glass

Daddy's Sippy Cup Beer Mug

Daddy’s Sippy Cup Beer Mug

Best Dad Coffee Mug, Father's Day Coffee Mugs

Best Dad Coffee Mug

Best Dad Wine Glass, engraved dad wine glass

Best Dad Wine Glass

Best Dad Pint Glass, Pub Glass, Water or Beer Glass

Best Dad Pint Glass

April 30th, 2014

Cool Groomsmen Gift Ideas, Engraved Best Man Beer Mugs

groomsmen beer mugs, best man beer mugs

We’ve added some really cool groomsmen gift ideas to the site for you! Our newest custom groomsmen beer mugs, groomsmen whiskey glasses, and groomsmen shot glasses feature a retro style with a vintage typewriter font presenting the title of your groomsman (Groom, Best Man, Groomsman or Usher) along with his name making it a classy groomsman gift that he will enjoy for many years to come.

Our master sand-carvers will carve out the background panel of the design one at a time, leaving the lettering untouched and raised from the beer mug or whiskey glass surface in a really cool 3D manner. These hand crafted engraved groomsmen glasses are far superior in finish to the custom groomsmen glasses you find at the mall kiosk where they only scratch the name into the glass. Many grooms make the mistake of seeking out inexpensive groomsmen gifts and sacrifice quality. Our glasses, when ordered in sets of four or more will range from only $8-$13 a glass! Not only are these best man gifts affordable, but they are of the highest quality and will far surpass your expectations. You have to see them and run your finger across the carvings to experience our depth of carve for yourself. If you look closely at these photographs, you can see the shadowing around the personalization on each bar glass. Our sand-carvers will carve away the background to a depth that provides the wow factor while maintaining the integrity of your glass.

Your best man, ushers and groomsmen have been loyal friends for many years. They deserve a thoughtful gift that they can be proud to use on a regular basis. A gift from the Crystal Imagery barware collection shows your true appreciation of his loyalty!

See more examples below and contact us with any questions!

Cheers!

-Sherri

groomsmen shot glasses, best man shot glass

groomsmen whiskey glasses, groomsmen scotch glasses

April 21st, 2014

Wedding Gift Registry- Engraved Glassware Gifts

wedding toasting flutes, wedding gift registry

We now have a GIFT REGISTRY installed on the Crystal Imagery site! Set up your wedding registry, make a wish list for retirement, birthday, etc…gifts.

Crystal Imagery has partnered with MyRegistry.com so you can place all of the items you want into one UNIVERSAL gift registry! Whether you’re registering for your wedding gift ideas, bridal shower, anniversary, birthday or for groomsmen gifts and more…our gift registry helps you organize all your wish list items in one place. Create your master list and share your single manageable wedding registry with family and friends. Need assistance with selecting your gift registry items? Contact our studio to speak to an expert. Our in-house interior designer can help you select coordinating stemware, groomsmen gift ideas, bridal party toasting flutes, and gift items to ensure a beautiful and complete set of glassware for your fine dining or party needs.  Please SHARE with your friends who are getting hitched.

bridesmaids gifts, maid of honor gifts

Cheers!

-Sherri

April 18th, 2014

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