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Happy Father’s Day

Engravers Guild wishes every dad a happy Father’s Day.

As John Updike, the Pulitzer Prize winning author, said, “You know how it is with fathers, you never escape the idea that maybe after all they’re right”.

So, the team here thought it appropriate on this day to celebrate perhaps one of the most famous pieces of paternal advice, that of Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling written in 1895 for his son – ‘If’.

Read the full poem here, but our favourite lines are:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same…

…Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son.

Wise words.

We hope all Fathers this year have received some special words from sons and daughters of their own. We’re pleased that many will be receiving a pair of engraved cufflinks, and know that those that are will be treasuring their personalised gift for many years to come.

Writing tennis history on a bottle

As Engravers Guild launches its online store, the team here was sad to see Lleyton Hewitt play at Queen’s Tennis Club for the last time.

However, not for long were we dispirited. Soon after the final shot was played, the tennis champion was presented with a memento to mark his four competition victories at the famous London venue.

On the lawns of West Kensington, Lleyton Hewitt was awarded a magnum of champagne, distinctive in its personal engraving on the face of the bottle.

While the champagne may not last long beyond the weekend, we’re sure the bottle at least will remain a treasured reminder of his enviable record at the competition.

Congratulations Lleyton on the impressive career at Queen’s.