I’m putting away my permanent marker for good!
Post in collaboration with Bright Star Kids
I’m a bit old school. Sure I have an iPhone and a blog but, at heart, I tend to do things the old fashioned way. I still read real books – I can’t quite get my head around e-readers yet – it just doesn’t feel the same as turning a real page in a real book.
I still like going into shops to peruse merchandise rather than hoping for the best and saying a prayer when buying online. Which is probably why I’ve only ever bought something off eBay once in my life – true story.
And, until recently, my permanent marker was my go-to tool for labelling my kids’ belongings. No fancy label maker for me – I insisted on doing it the old fashioned way.
But not anymore.
I have to admit, I’d seen the funky Bright Star Kids labels at various preschools and daycare centres over the years and thought to myself, “they look cool, I should order some for my kids.”
Yet, I’d invariably forget and would be forced instead to use my permanent marker to label drink bottles, lunchboxes, bags, clothes and shoes at the beginning of every school year. Unfortunately for most of these items, the permanent marker isn’t so permanent….who knew?
Luckily for me, Brights Star Kids approached me to review one of their label packs so no more forgetting to order and no more messing around with (not very) permanent markers for me! I selected the Preschool and Daycare Pack for review so I could test the labels on the most challenging child in the house – Delilah.
This pack contains 170 individualised labels:
- 10 large stick on labels
- 30 small stick on labels
- 80 tiny pencil labels
- 30 iron on clothing tag labels
- 10 pairs feet shoe labels &
- 10 pairs clear shoe covers
So far, the labels I received from Bright Star Kids have stuck tight. I’m especially happy with the ones on Delilah’s lunch box and drink bottle, the two items where permanent marker just never cut it for long. So far, the labels have remained in place and intact, even after multiple trips through the dishwasher.
Ordering online was straightforward and allowed you to customise the labels with ease. You can select a font, colour and icon to go with your child’s name which means there are hundreds of possible combinations to reflect the individuality of your child.
BTW I picked out purple for Delilah’s labels, with a crown, just like a princess. I know just what she likes 🙂
But labels are only the tip of the iceberg. Bright Star Kids also specialise in wall art, personalised clothes, bags and accessories for kids. I have to say I particularly love the brights colours and funky themes of the wall art stickers – they would be a perfect addition to a nursery or younger child’s room. Pity my kids are growing out of that stage now…
I suspect I’m very late to the party when it comes to kids’ labels but I can definitely see the benefits over the old permanent marker. Which in the end isn’t actually permanent. So it looks like I’m putting away the permanent marker for good.
If you want to find out more about Bright Star Kids and their great range of products, check out the following links:
Bright Star Kids have been kind enough to provide a $50 voucher to use in their online store for one lucky My Home Truths reader. All you have to do to be in the running is to leave a comment sharing the oddest item you have ever had to label. I’ve got nothing myself (I’ve already established that labelling is not my forte) but I’m hoping that someone out there will have a funny tale to tell that could win them the prize.
The winner will be selected based on originality and creativity and the judge’s decision (me) will be final. Giveaway is open to Australian residents only and entries will be accepted up until 6pm AEST next Friday July 24 2015. The lucky winner will be announced on the blog on Monday July 27.
After you leave a comment make sure you take the time to like the Bright Star Kids facebook page as well as the My Home Truths page – hey I’ve just passed 800 likers so I’d love to edge closer to 1000 by the end of the year 🙂
Got it? Cool and good luck!
Disclaimer: I did not receive monetary compensation for this post however I did receive a complimentary Preschool and Daycare Label Pack for review valued at RRP $44.95. My experiences, views and opinions are all 100% my own.