It’s that time of the year again… school is out and holiday season is here! I’ve been knee deep in year-end holiday season mode, clearing off all my outstanding paperwork and assignments before the end of the year, Christmas shopping and gift wrapping, planning Nathan’s birthday party.
Before long, it will soon be time to start up my engines again preparing for the new school year. That means shopping for school supplies, books, stationery, uniforms.
If you are a parent of a school-aged child, you would know that one of the most arduous tasks is labelling every single school item with your child’s name. From school bags, lunch boxes and drink bottles, to school hats, shirts, jackets, even shoes.
So it was good timing that I received this opportunity from Stickerkid to try out some of their most popular essential sticker packs.
I jumped onto their website and selected the colours and designs I wanted for each type of sticker and customised the stickers with the specific names and font styles. I liked the wide array of colours and fonts as well as the little icons and pictures to add on as embellishments.
The stickers I selected included: one pack of 60 small stickers, 20 clothing stickers and 14 shoe stickers. They arrived in a neat little envelope, enclosed in a colourful flyer with a set of detailed care instructions.
I chose a bright orange colour for the small stickers for Nathan. The bright colour should make it easy to spot his school items. I put it to use immediately on his recess/lunch box and drink bottle. They are microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe. They’ve already been through the dishwasher and microwave several times a week for the past month with not a trace of fraying or curling at the edges.
As you can see on Nathan’s drink bottle, dear old Spidey has been surviving frequent handling at school and play and undergone daily washings in the dishwasher. I’m not sure his image will survive another year, but I have a feeling the Stickerkid label will last ages longer than him.
Grace hasn’t started school yet so she doesn’t have many belongings that require labeling at this stage. But I decided to put her name down on the shoe stickers which are also versatile enough to use on other items as well, like her drink bottle which is the main portable item she takes with her everywhere she goes.
My personal favourite is the clothing label pack. On first glance they look and feel like any regular plain sticker. But once I ironed them on, they take on a soft texture and adhere on perfectly onto the fabric as if it was printed straight on the clothing itself. I couldn’t even detect or feel the edges of the labels once they were ironed on.
And the cool part is, the clothing labels are fully removable. All you need to do is to use your iron to heat it up and it come off without a trace. Which is great because Grace will be the next wearer of these uniforms once Nathan grows out of them.
The Stickerkid team also let me check out some of their ‘just for fun’ stickers. They had some special holiday designs featured on their website. I decided to customise these into some fun stickers for Nathan’s birthday party.
Et voila! Melted Snow (a.k.a. water). I thought it’s pretty cool and fun way to serve up water to kids. And they turned out to be the most popular drink at the party, even more than the juice boxes and carbonated drinks.
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The discount code is valid until 31 December 2015.
(I received this product in exchange for a review but my opinions are completely genuine and honest)