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Best Gift for National Nurses Week 2014

Posted by Kyle Design on April 20, 2012

Someone once said, “Behind every good doctor is a great nurse!” And they weren’t joking – there’s 2.6 million licensed RNs currently working in the United States. National Nurses Week is around the corner and it’s all about applauding our nation full of nurses who, as Val Saintsbury put it, “dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.”

Nurses Week 2014 is May 6 – May 12.

Not only do we have a ton of hard-working nurses out there right now, there’s a fresh round of soon-to-be nurses graduating within the next few weeks. What better way to congratulate nursing grads and working nurses on their hard work than with a unique nurse themed gift personalized just for them?

Kyle Design is a one-of-a-kind Nursing Gift Shop…

…because every gift is personalized! This blue badge reel (left) comes in 8 other colors, the metal RN emblem comes in silver and gold, and the clip comes with a swivel or slide clip – all your choice!

This turquoise lanyard for nurse ID badges or glasses (right) also comes with a gold chain in 3 different lengths and 19 other background and bead colors. In addition, there are 5 badge attachment choices (including a keyring) and you can have it engraved with up to 3 lines of text (with 7 font style choices)!

Visit Kyle Design’s Unique Nursing Gift Shop.

Kyle Design literally has 100s of gifts that come with nurse themed designs.

Retractable nurse badge reels, nursing purse hooks, lanyards, money clips, jewelry boxes,

flasks, nurse business card cases, ornaments, RN earrings, night lights,

keychains, magnets, metal travel cases,

and so much more!


Teal Nurse Fridge Magnet

20 Magnet Colors, 55 Gift Messages

Engraved Nursing Keychain from Kyle Design

Engravable Nurse Keychain – 43 Colors

Handcrafted Jewelry Box for Nurses

Custom Nurse Keepsake Box


Pink RN Pill Box

LVN Nurse Business Card Holder

LVN Business Card Case

Red Nure Badge Reel

Nurse Badge Holder in 19 colors


Emergency Room Nurse Gifts

Unique ER Nurse Business Card Holder

Custom Wood Jewlery Box with Heart Design

Heart Jewelry Box for Nurses

Small RN Pill Box (also in silver, 43 background colors)

Shop Nurses Week Gifts at Kyle Design!

To find tons more unique, personalized Nursing Gifts, click Kyle Design’s Nurse Graduation Gifts or Nurses Week Gifts.

TIP: If you don’t see the exact nurse design on the specific gift you’re looking for, add the Nurse RN design #139 to Design Your Own Gifts here. Simply select Occupations in the Choose Your Design menu to find Nurse LPN, LVN, RN, or Nurses Cap designs (cap on round gifts only). Having trouble? Give Kyle Design a call at 1-800-551-5953 for help ordering your custom nurse gift.

Fun Nurse Quotes:

~by anonymous authors~

“Nurses have a lot of patients.”

“Nurses are I.V. leaguers.”

“Nurses can really take the pressure!”

“On a scale of 1-100, nurses are a 98.6!”

Click for more nursing quotes for engravable nurse’s gifts.

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Hard to Find Switches and Switch Plates

Posted by Kyle Design on April 16, 2012

For some of us, a trip to the hardware store just doesn’t cut it when we need to replace a switch or wall plate. Why? Here are 7 reasons you may need to order a specialty switch plate from Kyle Switch Plates:

Reason #1: Odd Size

Switch plates come in a variety of sizes including Standard, Narrow, Mid-Size, and Oversized (also called Jumbo).

Toggle Switch Plate in 4 Sizes and Finishes

Swtich Plate Sizes and Dimensions

While standard, mid-sized and oversized switch plates are typically the same dimension, narrow plates come in a variety of widths: 1-3/4″, 2″, or 2-1/4″.

Shop Standard Switchplates

Shop Narrow Switchplates

Shop Mid-Size Switchplates

Shop Oversized Switchplates.



It may be difficult to find the exact plate you’re looking for because it’s not a standard sized plate. If you’re unsure, measure the plate that needs to be replaced (if you have it) or the area of the wall that needs to be covered. The size of the plate will not effect the size of the opening for the switch, just the area of the wall that is covered. Then visit Kyle Switch Plates’ Wallplate Sizing Guide to find what you need.

You may have a switch plate that looks like a standard Decora Rocker (shown above, far left), but the sizing of the hole for the switch or the overall dimensions are off. If your home was built in the 1950s, 60s, or 70s, you may have an Old Style Switch Plate which would explain why you’re having a difficult time finding a replacement. Order Old Style Switch Plates at

Reason #2: Odd Configuration

If you need a combination plate with more than 1 or 2 styles of device openings (like a Toggle, Decora Rocker, and Duplex Outlet all in 1 plate), it can be difficult to find the wallplate you need in stores. The best place to look for combination wall plates is online at Kyle Switch Plates Online Store of Combination Switch Plates. They have the largest selection of irregular switchplates on the web and they’re available in a variety of colors. With hundreds of combo switch plates, you’re practically guaranteed to find the one that’s right for you.


Horizontal and Vertical Toggle Light Switch Plate

Combo Wallplate with Toggle and 2 Decora Rockers

Single Toggle and Double Decora Rocker Combination Plate

Switchplate with Duplex Outlet, Toggle, and Decora Rocker Combo

Duplex Receptacle, Decora Rocker, and Toggle Combination Switch Plate



Reason #3: Special Color

If your switch, outlet, or plate is not white or ivory, you’re limited to what you can find in stores and you may have been told the part you need doesn’t exist! Kyle Switch Plates keeps a large stock of switches, electrical devices, and wallplates in their warehouse that are not only white and ivory but also stainless steel, black, brass, almond, bronze, oil-rubbed bronze, gray, copper, brown, and tons more. Shop Switches & Electrical Devices or Switchplates by Color at Kyle Switch Plates.

Kyle Switch Plates - Switch Plate Finish Options

Switch and Oulet Colors from Kyle Switch Plates

Color Options for Light Switches and Electrical Outlets

Reason #4: Old Home

If your house was built in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s, you may find that your switches and wall plates don’t look like the “regular” ones you see in more modern homes. If so, there’s a good chance you have a Low Voltage Lighting System and your best source for replacement switches and switch plates is Kyle Switch Plates. Keep reading for more information about Low Voltage Systems (Reason #5) and discontinued switches and plates (Reason #6).

As we mentioned in Reason #1 above, you may have a wall plate that looks very similar to a Decora Rocker with a rectangular opening, but the sizing is off. If your home was built in the 1950s, 1960s, or 1970s, you may have an Old Style Wall Plate which you can buy online from Kyle Switch Plates – click Old Style Light Switch Plates.

Reason #5: Low Voltage System

If your home has a low-voltage lighting system, finding replacement switches and plates can be difficult. Your electrician may even tell you that they’ve never seen a system like yours before. Yikes! Your best source for information about low-voltage systems is Kyle Switch Plates – on their website you can determine which type of low voltage system you have, purchase hard-to-find low voltage parts including relays, switches and switch plates, and find helpful wiring diagrams. They have everything you need for GE Low Voltage, Bryant, Remcon, Sierra and Despard, and Touch-Plate low voltage systems. You can also call them direct to get help determining what you have and need.


Reason #6: Discontinued Switches and Plates

Many low-voltage devices have been discontinued, which means you’ll never find a replacement in stores. But, for every system that has been discontinued, Kyle Switch Plates has a solution and everything you need to get your old system converted to a currently manufactured one. They’ve tracked down every switch that is still being made, which you can purchase on their website. They even manufacturer their own line of affordable replacement switch plates for GE systems that you won’t find anywhere else. Visit Kyle Switch Plates’ Low Voltage Lighting Store to learn more and find the parts you need.


Old GE, Old Bryant & both Older & Newer Remcom switches have been discontinued. Buy compatible replacement switches at

Reason #7: Your Switch or Plate is Just “Different”

If your switch and cover plate are different from “regular” ones like Toggle and Decora Rocker and you’re sure you don’t have a low-voltage system, you may be looking for Despard or Push Button switches and wallplates, or Louvered, Deep, Round plates or plates with rounded corners. Check out what’s in stock and ready to ship in the wallplate warehouse at Kyle Switch Plates.

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Administrative Assistant Appreciation Gifts

Posted by Kyle Design on April 11, 2012

He or she shows up Monday through Friday, week after week and covers a broad range of duties that keep the office running smoothly – handling everything from filing and answering phones to generating reports, scheduling meetings, and making travel arrangements. Whether they’re an administrative secretary, executive assistant, or office manager, they’re an indispensable part of the company. Acknowledge his or her hard work with a personalized gift during Administrative Professionals Week April 20-26, 2014.

Stainless Steel Art Nuveau Flask

Gorgeous Stainless Steel Gift Flask

Custom Fleur De Lis Business Card Holder

Engraved Fleur De Lis Business Card Case

Black Wooden Desktop Business Card Holder

Custom Desktop Business Card Holder. 500+ Designs.


Administrative Professionals Day 2014 is Wednesday, April 23rd.

Personalized Post It Note Holders from Kyle Design

Unique Post It Note Holders – 100s of Designs


Custom Paper Clip Holders for Offices

Custom First Initial Purse Holders for Women

Monogrammed Purse Hooks – A Female Favorite!


Kyle Design has something for everyone – Administrative Assistant Gifts for men and women.

Gold Leopard Spots Mirror Compact

Leopard Print Compact Mirror

Unique Coffee Fridge Magnet

Unique Coffee Fridge Magnet


Letter Openers with 100s of Occupational Designs


Design your own gifts for Administrative Professionals: black, silver or gold business card holders, glasses lanyards, engraved money clipspersonalized desk accessories, unique pill boxes, themed letter openers, purse hooks, professional badge reels, and so many other Custom Gifts for Administrative Professionals!

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Inspirational Gifts for Christians

Posted by Kyle Design on April 6, 2012

When you need a religious gift you probably head to your local Christian bookstore where you know you’ll find a variety of inspirational gift books, journals, jewelry, CDs and knickknacks. But what if you’re looking for something more personalized?

What if you have a friend who’s in need of peace and you’d like to buy her a compact mirror for her purse with doves and an engraved Bible verse about the peace of God which transcends all understanding?

Silver and Blue Compact Mirror from Kyle Design

Engraved Compact Mirrors – Silver or Gold

Or your son is graduating from Bible College and going into ministry and you’d like to get him a monogrammed business card holder with a cross in his favorite color?

Christian Cross Business Card Case

Or maybe your mom was diagnosed with cancer and you’d like buy her an engraved anchor bookmark to remind her that God is her anchor and encourage her to remain anchored in His word during this difficult time.

Personalized Christian Bookmarks in Gold and Silver

Engrave a Gold or Silver Anchor Bookmark – Choose your own tassel colors

Tassel Bookmarks for Christians

Lots of color choices for your Christian Bookmark

Silver and Blue Anchor Bookmark for Christians

Engravable Anchor Bookmark for Christian Men and Women


Perhaps you know someone who’s been laid off and is struggling financially. They may be overwhelmed with debt and could use a symbolic fish pill box or money clip to remind them that God provides for his children, works miracles, and meets needs one day at a time.

Symbolic Fish Pill Holder from Kyle Design

Engraved Christian Fish Pill Box

Personalized Fish Money Clip for Christian Men

Personalized Christian Fish Money Clip

Christian gifts aren’t just for Easter and Christmas, which is why you can find unique Christian gifts for women and men year-round at Kyle Design. The best part is, you get to custom design your own Christian gifts with these simple steps:


You probably have a person in mind that you need a spiritual gift for – think about their circumstances, personality, and preferences. Pick a gift they can use – a purse pill box, business card holder, Bible bookmark, engraved money clip, decorative night light, compact mirror, ornament, purse hook, fridge magnet, metal case, or any other personalized gift.


Determine what religious symbol would speak to them at this season in their life – choose a cross, open Bible, angel, lion, lamb, sheep, dove, fish, anchor, vines, or tree of life. Click Christian Themed Gift Ideas to see these designs on actual gifts if you need ideas.


Now the fun part – choosing your gift colors! Many gifts come in gold or silver (and some in black) metal. Pick your favorite metal finish and then select from over 40 color choices for the accent color that goes behind the religious design you chose.


Finally, add their name, a Bible verse, Bible reference, or words of encouragement to engravable gifts.


Add your custom Christian gift to your cart and in 1 to 2 business days it’ll be working its way through the mail system to either your doorstep or the doorstep of your gift recipient (Kyle Design can gift wrap your personalized gift and ship it straight to your friend or family member).

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