Sharpie. That’s what my mom used to use on my clothing tags before I went to summer camp. And then there was the masking tape (again with Sharpie, of course). That was my favorite….how something could simultaneously peel off from numerous washes and yet leave that unattractive glue residue on my Lisa Frank lunch box. Ew. When I was a teenager, my mom passed on the responsibility of labeling my clothes to me. Which I never did. Something about taking a permanent marker to my clothes (even on the tag no one could see) just seemed wrong. I experienced that same feelings of dread this summer when I received Liam’s welcome packed for preschool. Please make sure your child’s name is clearly labeled on jackets, backpacks and other school supplies.
Disregarding requests to write my kid’s name on his jacket is one of my few acts of rebellion. Or at least it was.
I heard about this company called StickerKid this fall. It’s the perfect solution for moms (or kids) like me who prefer not to label items directly with pen, permanent marker or tape. Or for those who want a more durable label that won’t fall off in the wash. Or even just for those who want something that’s both functional and cute.
StickerKid makes 100% customizable and personalized labels. They sell three different main categories of labels: basic name labels, clothing labels, and reusable write-on labels.
The clothing labels are what fascinate me most. The iron-on labels are machine washable and dryer-safe. This way, you don’t have to worry about it coming off in the wash. The shoe labels are weather-proof. In case you have a kid like Liam who loves to jump in puddles. There’s a 10-year warranty on these labels for durability, color sharpness and scratch resistance. StickerKid also has press and stick labels for clothing tags in case you’d prefer those over the iron-on ones. The household write-on labels are what I’d like to purchase next. My kitchen pantry has been begging to be organized.
All of the labels can be customized and personalized in some way. Obviously with your or your child’s name. But you can choose your own color, font style and color, and even add a cute icon or your child’s own photo depending on the label. The basic labels come in various different sizes, like a small rectangle, a circle or a heart. You can also choose to include addition information like your phone number, e-mail address or even your child’s medical or allergy information. Aside from the book labels, the name labels are dishwasher, freezer and microwave-safe.
Liam’s favorite are the round labels. We customized them with his name and a cute little pirate. This way, he can easily recognize his things from everyone else’s. It was fun to have him help me choose the colors for each label.
I really like how easy the labels were to apply. I even made a mistake applying one label and was able to remove it quickly and reapply it without damaging the sticker or the item. The labels came with an instruction guide. This was super helpful, especially when applying the iron-on labels. I definitely recommend following the guide to ensure your labels last as long as possible.
Shipping was super quick. That’s a major plus for moms like me who juggle so much on their plate that we forget to buy things ahead of time until we actually need them. So if you’re a week from the start of day camp this summer or just now placing your child in day care, you won’t have to wait long. Cost-wise for , it depends on the label(s) you get. Prices range from $8.95 for 15 round labels to $18.75 for 80 peel and stick labels for clothing tags.
I got the “Baby Dream Pack”, which includes 106 total labels made up of three kinds: the small labels, the iron-on labels and the round labels. There are other packs available too, depending on what your needs are. Like the “Camp Pack” includes shoes labels, the “Preschool Super Pack” includes four different types of labels since kids just have a lot of stuff, and the “Book Pack” includes labels that are the perfect size for books and textbooks. All of these labels can be purchased separately, but the packs give you a 39% discount. You get a ton of labels in each pack, but you can always use them up as your child gets older.
There are a few things on sale right now on the StickerKid website (including their wall decals, door stickers and posters). You can also find them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. If you decide to make a purchase, use these discounts for a little savings and then stop back by and let me know what you think!
$5 off any purchase: C-499-022-R5
$10 off any purchase over $35: C-611-165-R10
Buy one get one 50% off: C-648-445-R21