Here are a few examples of wording and layout:

"Coming of age" Tankard Example:-
"Twenty years from now
you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do
than the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails
Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain.
"Christening" or "Coming of age" Tankard Example:-
"To be yourself
in a world that is
constantly trying to make you
something else
is the greatest accomplishment"
The "IF" poem by Rudyard Kipling
An Example of Text Engraved On the Front of a Tankard
4 Sept 1979 to 10 April 2003
My mother groaned, my father wept, into the dangerous world I leapt; helpless, naked, piping loud, like a fiend hid in a cloud.
William Blake
Here is a test to find out whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you are alive it isn’t.
The Quantity of Names We can Engrave On the Rear of a 2 Pint Tankard
Best wishes for the future from
Andy Hall Duncan Masters Ian Marr Mark Ellis Tony Telford Jimmy Rew Pete Adams Iain Lewis Ray Green Steve Levey Mick Bufton Gwyn Lewis-Davies "Big" Gywn Mick Hill Al Muir Ally Muir "Hoppy" Al Carter Tudor Price Earl Miller Chris Price ("Lumpy") Dick Percy Ken Pope Ken Markham Mark Silcox ("Silkey") Paul Milhench Ian Thompson Bill Davidson Mick Bassett Andy Camp Ray Blake "Shuggy" Mick Jackson Al Thomas John Wilkinson Roy Downer Brian Foukes Mick Andrews "Taff" Messer Wayne Seargent Owen Willians Colin Palmer Alex Hindle Ray Woolhead Martin Ashman "Greeno" "Taff" Thomas Bill Newdick Steve Higgins "Higgy" Stevie Burke Jeff Warren Jim Rowley Kelvin Lancett Jimmt Berwick Bob Jones Trevor Rosatti Roger Webb John Gordon X2 Dave Williamson "Stumpy" EVANS "Geordie" Fallow John Deacon Stu Cousins Brian Tabert "Skip" Monson Laurie Dengate "Geordie" Baxster Chris Tasker George White Howard Pownal Richie Owen Geth Owen Richy Rich Phil Cockerall Pete Slack Bob Mitchel John Wilkins Ray Betts Dean Gunn Bob Dyson Eddie Ally Owen Williams Pete Rees Steve Roebuck Karl Walsh Chris Swales Tim Starkis Steve Furber Sean Wilson Paul McGraw & Bob Brettle
If you are looking for some inspiration, ​​here are some actual quotes that we have engraved for our Customers (in no particular order)
If I was a tree majestic and tall,
you'd be the reason I tremble and fall,
You'd be the bird and I'd be the tree,
somewhere to feel warm, loved and free

How long will I love you?
As long as stars are above you.

When someone becomes a memory that memory becomes a treasure

Yesterday is gone
Tomorrow has not yet come
We have only today, so let us begin

"Well, I am an extremely beautiful person."

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter”

Somewhere in time's own space, there must be some sweet pastured place,
Where creeks sing and tall trees grow, some paradise where horses go,
For the love that guided my pen, I know great horses live again.

A tribute precious and tender
Just to say we will always remember
Though absent, you're always here
Still loved, still missed and very dear

Cheers to the beers, hail to the ale

"Man, being reasonable, must get drunk, best of life is but intoxication."

Goodbye's are not forever
Goodbye's are not the end
they simply mean

"So many things are possible...just as long as you don't know they're impossible".

The biggest lie I tell myself: "I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it."

Wouldn’t it be great if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes, come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller.

Last year I joined a support group for procrastinators. We haven’t met yet.

I don’t trip over things, I do random gravity checks.

I don’t need anger management. I need people to stop pissing me off.

Old age is coming at a really bad time.

Lord grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and friends to post my bail when I finally snap!

I don’t have white hair. I have “wisdom highlights”.

My people skills are just fine. It’s my tolerance of idiots that needs work.

If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would’ve put them on my knees.

The kids text me “plz” which is shorter than "please". I text back “no” which is shorter than “yes” .

I’m going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I’ll do the second week....

Of course I talk to myself. Sometimes I need expert advice.

Oops! Did I roll my eyes out loud?

At my age “Getting lucky” means walking into a room and remembering what I came in for.

Chocolate comes from cocoa which is a tree … that makes it a plant which means … chocolate is salad!

Have I sent this to you already… or did you send it to me?

"Reality is an illusion created by a lack of alcohol"

Nothing is so precious as the memory that lives on

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

Don't count the days, Make the days count

Life is like a camera.....Focus on what is important.
Capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, take another shot.
For Our Mum
To the world, you are a mother
To our family, you are the world

This picture will always
remind us of those great
family holidays at the coast
with love from Mum and Dad

Best Man for the Day, Best Friend for Life