With only a few weeks of summer left and a rapidly-filling fall schedule, Big Sister E and Little Sister B are both thrilled that the school year is nearly upon us.
Although they've both enjoyed the past few months of playing with friends, visiting with family, and all of the various activities and events that we have done, they're ready. Ready for backpacks, ready for notebooks, heck, they're even ready for snow pants, that's just how ready they are to get to go to school.
So what does that mean for me? As well as having to keep track of when and where each child needs to be somewhere, I'm going to need to stay well-organized so that she shows up with the right supplies. Certain days they need particular shoes, other days they get to bring in an item to share, and of course there are the days that I send a pair of mittens off in hopes that they will both return home eventually.
For me, the best way to keep away the stress and anxiety of remembering everything and getting it packed up (while also trying not obsess over losing them) is to have each and every item well-labeled. I feel better knowing that if my daughters' names are on each item that they take or wear, that the chances of them getting lost are decreased tremendously.
So although many of Big Sister E's items are labeled due to her being in preschool the past year, I'm thankful that Mabel's Labels has made it possible for Little Sister B to be just as prepared due to their durable personalized labels.
Created by four moms who were frustrated by all of their children's belongings that never returned home, Mabel's Labels was started in 2003 and has been committed to excellence ever since. As millions of clothes, shoes, bags and more wind up in lost-and-founds every year across the nation, knowing that Mabel's Labels and their high quality products and renowned customer service are there to help made me look forward to school starting just as much as my kids.
When the Ultimate Back-to-School Combo arrived, I was even more sure that Little Sister B and I would be starting off September on the right foot.
I always appreciate when a company takes the time to package their product well and Mabel's Labels did just that with their cute, sturdy box. Not only does it look nicer than a plain bag, but having all of the labels easily accessible and stored together makes them easy to find and pull out when I need to grab one.
Containing 50 Tag Mates (for clothing), 40 Skinny-Minis (which can be used on nearly anything), 16 Shoe Labels and 2 Teeny Tags (to hang on a bag or case), this combo pack is the perfect assortment of sizes and shapes to make identifying the rightful owner of nearly anything a quick and easy process.
With so many colors, designs, and icons to choose from, picking out labels for Little Sister B took much longer than I thought it would! I love the way that you're truly able to customize your labels for every child's preferences and that each order will always be unique.
Whether for the child to recognize their own name (and the colors and icon that they have chosen) or for a teacher to be able to reunite lost items later on, I know that these labels will end up being nearly indispensable for my daughter for years to come!
Simple to use and easy to apply, these personalized labels are just the thing for everything from markers to notebooks to backpacks to gear to clothes. The long-lasting and UV-resistant quality that Mabel's Labels is known for adheres to almost any surface imaginable and will endure all weather conditions and whatever your child might put them through.
Mabel's Labels has an option for everything and I love the way that the Ultimate Back-to-School Combo offers a variety so that you are prepared for them all. I went right to work labeling items that Little Sister B will be using this fall and already feel better that her belongings and wardrobe are prepared for school.
I don't have to worry about removing the labels or having them fall off in the dishwasher, microwave or washing machine and applying them takes only seconds per item... and there is never a thought about having to sew or iron anything (which would never end up happening around here).
I'm keeping the entire Combo pack in our kitchen drawer so that any time a new pair of shoes or a different sweatshirt is brought out, I can grab and attach two of the Shoe Labels one of the Tag Mates in only a moment or two.
Little Sister B loves her labels, just like I had hoped, and already likes seeing her name, the flower icon and the fun Bubble Gum colors on her items... it has just made her that much more ready to go have fun at school!
What child, parent or teacher wouldn't be happy to have personal belongings labeled in such a bright, colorful and personalized way? The Ultimate Back-to-School Combo from Mabel's Labels comes with everything you need to prepare for the school year and retails for $42.
With their fast turnaround times (orders are usually processed within 24 hours!) now is a great time to ensure that you and your child are ready for everything that school, daycare, college, after-school sports and activities, and more will entail. And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be ready for extended labeling as well, because...
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