Your Service and Incentive Recognition Awards Provider

Welcome to A Simply Sassy Design! We are a custom awards and trophies supplier with more than 50 years of experience. Whether given as a token of appreciation or in recognition, the lasting beauty and quality of our products are always appreciated.

Featured Categories

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art glass and crystal

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Trophy Cups

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Why Choose Us

We strive to make your buying experience as smooth as possible.  Everything we make is personalized. Our team understands the importance of actively listening to your wants and needs so we can deliver excellence from start to finish. Our prime raison d'etre is to make you look good.

Our unique approach to creating customizing plaques, trophy cups, and more:

You will be working directly with us through the entire process so that every instruction is clear. We take your budget and timeline into consideration to ensure that quality is never compromised.

Important Information


We accept Visa, Master Charge, American Express through online payment.
All orders over 500.00 are prepaid, orders under 500.00 have 50% deposit for work to proceed
All Special orders are prepaid and non-refundable.
Proofs: If required, first proof is at no charge, subsequent proofs are 12.50 each.  They are for spelling only.
Changes in language or layout may incur art charges of 25.00 to 150.00.  Proofs will slow down the processing of your order.


.45 per character

Update plates (if we have not done the original piece) require a previous plate - $10.00 setup + .45 per character – We cannot guarantee exact duplication of font.  Oxidized @ 4.50 small plates.

Please see available fonts.

General Turnaround of Orders

4 to 10 days dependent upon season and complexity of the order. Rush orders within 48 hours may incur extra charges

 Logos/Special Art

Acceptable format for all logos and Special Art:  Vector files in AI or CDR - Other formats maybe be acceptable.  If they are not, then art charges will be incurred.
Logo for Engraving – Black and White, NO shades of grey - high resolution - must be digitized for our equipment @ 50.00 each
Logo – Laser Etched – Black and White – NO shades of grey – high resolution
Special Art for lasering or printing may incur art charges if the file needs to be manipulated – cost TBD
Photographs – high resolution jpg files.

Product Boxing/Gift Wrap

Gift wrap (with paper and ribbon) is available: Small @ 7.50; Large @ 10.00
To be as green as possible we will reuse the manufactures boxes.
Plaques may be wrapped in brown paper or a foam bag rather than a white box with a stretch tie.
Other objects, depending on their fragility, will be wrapped in tissue, bubble wrap, foam bag or cardboard.
Please advise what the circumstances are for presentation so we can determine the best packaging for you.

Shipping and Delivery

We use the least expensive and fastest service which will be added to your order. It is dependent on your time frame. We use UPS. Delivery service is available within the immediate Boston area. If you have a regular courier service, we suggest that you use that.
Orders being shipped directly from our manufactures will use their preferred method and costs will be added to your invoice.

Available Fonts for Engraving

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Providing Awards and Trophies for More Than 50 Years


After many years in Boston, Debbie Taylor-Smith and Rene Chavez opened A Simply Sassy Design located in Melrose, Massachusetts, a lovely suburb of Boston. With 50 + years of experience in the awards and personalization industry they want to continue to do what they enjoy most and do best.

Products range from the traditional to the contemporary and edgy. Using state of the art equipment, in house we engrave metal, laser etch Crystal, glass, acrylic and wood (that we stock), Sublimation and UV printed products with vivid full color.

If you are looking for that one-of-a-kind recognition, we combine the talents of our graphic artist and the talented artists of our outside vendors, to create the unique and unusual for you.

Our commitment is simply to make you look good whether you have a long lead time or a last minute request. We will respect your budget and time frame. It is paramount to us that you present a recognition award of quality that your recipient is proud to own for years to come.

Contact Us

It is paramount that we eagerly assist you and answer your questions as needed.
Feel free to get in touch with us.

A Simply Sassy Design

Debbie Taylor-Smith

Rene Chavez


Monday-Thursday 9:30am to 4pm

Summer hours
Monday-Thursday 10am to 4pm