Its hard to believe but there is only roughly three weeks left of summer vacation before Michael goes back to school. Here in Quebec the kids roughly go back to school the last week of August compared to other provinces which start after Labor Day weekend.
I have a confussion to make and I really hope that I am not the only parent who does this (please let me know) but I start my back to school shopping right after school finishes. Michael comes home with a partial list of supplies (this is mainly the basic list) that he will need for when school starts and then will come home with another list from the teacher (an Oh BTW we forgot to add these to the previous list).
The reason I started shopping right away was because Michael’s school finally teamed up with a local company that will package the supplies and deliver it to our house as part of this years fund raising for the school. Can I just say that that was a life saver. I managed to get a majority of his supplies this way with the exception of a few things. I am just waiting for it to come in now.
Another reason I started early was because everything has to be labelled and its a ton of stuff to label because its supplies for both French and English classes and everything has to be labelled. ( I will be so happy when he is in high school and nothing has to be labelled.)
When Michael started preschool he had a list of supplies he needed and I had used white labels and write his name on them which took forever until a parent told me about premade labels you could order online and let me tell you those have been a godsend. I love them and order these kinds of labels each and every year.
I have used another company for labels and found them to be getting a little expensive and was prepared to buy a labeler but then I stumbled upon an opportunity that I couldn’t resist.
I was given the chance to review Oliver’s Labels Back to School pack. If your unfamiliar with Oliver’s Labels well they are a Canadian Company and exclusive to the company is the Found It tracking technology on their labels. Which is optional when you order your labels.
What is Found It tracking you ask? Well its really simple. Its an online lost and found. If someone finds something you lost they log on and enter your code and an email is sent to you. None of your personal info is revealed to the finder.
When I checked out Oliver’s Labels online I was pleasantly surprised at the selection of designs they had, over 40! There is enough to suit the fancy of any boy, girl and adult. The designs range from sports, princess, space, animals, flowers and so much more.
I recently just got my labels and I was impressed with the look of the labels because I wasn’t sure what I was going to get. The labels were super easy to use and Michael loved the look of them. We picked out the sports pack.
We received the following in our pack:
For a total of 95 labels.
I was going to take a picture of the labels we got but sorry Michael’s name (first and last) are on them. But what is show above is what we got.
I really like the labels. They were well made and very nice. Michael loves them. He had so much fun picking out what he wanted and I noticed during the ordering process that I think you could order different designs within your order.
Sadly at the time of this post I haven’t been able to label any of Michael’s school supplies because I am waiting for them to come in but I did buy Michael a new water bottle for school along with containers since they prefer a waste free lunch so I labelled that and we have been putting the labels to the test with washing them by hand and in the dishwasher and guess what they are still stuck on the items looking brand new. So this says alot about the labels and I am sure they will last the year too.
I love the labels and I am 120% sure I will be ordering from this company again and passing the word on to all my mother friends telling them about these great labels.
Now I have some good news for you readers, Oliver’s Labels has allowed me to give away one back to school pack so that you can label your child’s school supplies.
The give away is open to everyone in Canada and the US with a valid mailing address. Sorry no PO Boxes.
The give away is until August 19th.
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6 thoughts on “(Give Away & Review) Back to School Labelling”
I love this! What a great way to label your children’s (or yours) items without having to giveaway personal info like a phone number or address. Does the school year mean more reading time for you, or is it even busier?
Any of the animal patterns are really cute 🙂
Love the transportation theme for our son. He loves anything to do with cars!
Thanks for the informed review and the chance to win. I’m new to your blog and now I’m going to look around. As for the labels, my son would probably choose “space” Oh, boys!
My son would love the dinosaur design!
I love the Animal Faces designs – cute!