New Year… New You?

Happy New Year from all the team at My Nametags!

It’s that time of year again when we all make New Year’s resolutions, set goals and plan for the year ahead. It can be challenging to keep on track and stay motivated. At My Nametags, we’ve chosen some of the most popular resolutions and put together some tips to help you stick to your plans.

Get more exercise

Exercising is a very important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If you’re struggling to stick to your New Year’s resolution to get fit, try visiting YouTube. There are thousands of workout videos that you can do at home without needing any special equipment. You can also try getting the kids involved, going for a run around the park or playing football with your children and you will certainly burn some calories. Your step count will go up too and you might just have fun!

Be more organised

Every year we aim to be more organised in our lives. We often start the year on a good note but it’s easy to fall into old habits. Try making lists and writing things down, setting deadlines and keeping a diary. These can be helpful ways of staying on track and feeling organised. If you or your children are prone to loosing or misplacing your things, try putting a label on them. Our stickers and iron-on labels are a great way to help reduce lost property and stay organised.

Don’t Stress

Everybody can get stressed from time to time and sometimes stress is very difficult to avoid. If you’re finding yourself getting stressed, try some relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga, taking some exercise such as a gym class or a run, and get enough sleep. These techniques help to combat stress and if you’re planning a stress-free year, these will certainly help. 

Healthy Eating

If you have over indulged at Christmas and feel like starting the New Year off with some healthy eating, try keeping a food diary as this helps you keep track of what you’re eating. YouTube is full of fun cooking videos with lots of healthy recipes for all the family, you could even get the kids involved to keep them entertained on a rainy day. If you have a busy schedule, try to prepare meals at the weekends so you will be ready for the week ahead and avoid any last-minute trips to your local take-away.

Be Greener

It is becoming more and more important to be eco-friendly. Many of us set this as one of our New Year’s resolutions. There are lots of simple things we can do at home to live a greener lifestyle including, using less plastic, turning off electronics, recycling everything and walking short journeys or taking public transport instead of driving.  Labelling items can also help reduce waste, putting a label on items such as lunch boxes, water bottles, clothes and toys will help you to avoid buying them over and over again if they get lost. 

Downloadable school timetable

With so many classes and after school activities it’s hard to keep everything on track, so our printable timetable is here to help! Fill it with your child’s activities and never forget to take what you need to school.

Click on the image below to download your own school timetable:

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Ministickers are here!

Our brand new Ministickers are perfect for labelling large amounts of equipment quickly. With 175 stickers in each set, every book, pen or pencil can be labelled ready for school. Just like our colour sticker nametags, Ministickers are 100% waterproof, rub-resistant and designed to withstand the rigours of daily school life.

Stylish and discreet, they are also a great option for older children or adults. It is possible to choose from 4 different colour palettes: Lollipop, Mint, Cupcake, and Plain. Click here to order your set now!

We think they are great, and for this reason we want to offer a free set of Ministickers to 5 of our lucky customers! To be in with a chance of winning your set, simply follow us on Instagram and complete this form – full T&Cs below.

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Terms & Conditions:

Entrants must be aged 18 or over.

Competition closes at midnight on 08/08/2019.

Winners will be notified either by email or social media within a week of the closing date.

The winner will have 7 days to respond after which time we reserve the right to select an alternative winner.

There are no cash or other prize alternatives available in whole or in part.

The entries that are incomplete, illegible or fraudulent will be deemed invalid. No responsibility will be accepted for entries lost, corrupted or delayed in transmission.

Bulk entries made from trade, consumer groups or third parties will not be accepted.

Data is being held under the terms of our privacy policy and our terms and conditions.

Entry into the competition authorises My Nametags to contact you.

 

Keep cool with our rainbow ice lollies recipe!

Cooking can be an educational and fun activity to carry out with your child, but with the summer’s heat, it’s better to choose to prepare something fresh. We think that ice lollies are the perfect summer treat! Easy to make, healthy and perfect to fight the high temperatures.
Download our recipe for the perfect cool-down ice lollies and let us know what you think!

Click here to download.

How to prepare for a beach day!

We all love relaxing in the sunshine, but when it comes to going to the beach, a little preparation can really make a difference. Read on our simple tricks on how to make the day more enjoyable and leave all the sunburns and the sand behind!

  • Always apply sunscreen: we keep hearing this from doctors, dermatologists, and even our own parents, but somehow sunblock keeps being forgotten in the house. Sunburns can be really painful and dangerous, particularly on children’s sensitive skin, so the rule here is always better safe than sorry. Chose one that is fast absorbing, and apply it half an hour before sun exposure if possible, so the kids will be free to run towards the water as soon as they set foot on the sand. Reapply frequently, especially after any bath.
  • Keep hydrated: with all the heat and the swimming, children (and adults) will need to keep hydrated during the day. You can invest in a stainless steel reusable water bottle that will keep the water cool throughout the day, avoiding spending extra money on overpriced water bottles on the seaside cafes.
  • Removing sand: no one likes to take the sand home, so better wash it off before getting to the car! Sand is so much easier to wipe off when the skin is dry, so it’s useful to ask the kids to come out of the water around half an hour before departure. If there’s no time, baby powder can help dry the skin faster making it easy to remove all the sand.
  • Zip lock bags: one of the main challenges of being at the beach is maintaining objects dry and sand free. Zip lock bags can work miracles for this! Plus, keeping your mobile phone inside a zip bag will also make you less likely to look at it constantly, making it easier to relax and enjoy the day.
  • Never run out of snacks: whether you are sunbathing, swimming or building sand castles, being at the beach will make everyone hungry. Snacks are essentials, especially if you are spending the whole day out. Fruit is always a great option, not only it is healthy and hydrating, but it’s easy to pack and can be easily washed or peeled should it fell on the sand. Small Sandwiches are also another great option, as they don’t require any cutlery and can be packed individually… and remember, it’s always safer to pack a couple extra!

Celebrating the new royal baby Archie!

Have you joined the celebration for the new royal baby Archie? At My Nametags we are very excited for the latest addition to the royal family, and we want to celebrate it with you. We have decided to offer anyone called ‘Archie’ a free set of name labels featuring a special prince design.

Want to receive yours? Just follow this link and fill in the redemption form.
The first fifty people who fill in this form will receive one set of 56 sticker nametags. The nametags will be sent by post on the 31st of May.

My Nametags turns 15!

Our company started in our founder’s living room fifteen years ago, with a single product and a simple website. Over the years we have grown as a company and have constantly improved our product, while always striving for quality and simplicity, choosing the best and most resistant materials.

Today, we have different teams working in production, customer service, marketing and more. We offer a range of colourful designs, all made to last throughout your child’s adventures.


“We have always focused on making the absolute best nametags as possible. Over the last fifteen years we’ve sold millions of labels across the world, and have hopefully helped to make it a slightly better-organised place!”
Lars B. Andersen, Founder and CEO of My Nametags

Our product was created with parent’s needs in mind, and this is how we have supplied with nametags a whole generation of children from kindergarten to high school, always making sure every lost item would find its way back. In 15 years, we have produced an astonishing 136 million single nametags all around the world! Not bad right?

We thought celebrating this milestone was necessary.

Take a look at the pictures below to see how we are celebrating today!

 

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Help your child sleep better with our Printable Bedtime Checklist

We all love a good night’s sleep. Especially after having children, once a parent’s life suddenly becomes so much busier and tiring. But we are not the only ones who can experience difficulties sleeping.

As the National Sleep Foundation states, sleep is even more important for small children, as it has a strong impact on their mental and physical development.

While children are growing up, the development of imagination can translate into nightmares, which can make waking up during the night very common.

The increased demand in terms of time and attention that comes from school and homework, added to the growing interest in TV, computers, and the Internet can also lead to difficulty falling asleep.

Maintaining a regular and consistent sleep schedule is one of the recommended methods to increase the sleep quality of children (and their parents as well!).

We have created a printable bedtime checklist for you and your child to go through, to make bedtime a more relaxing and fun routine! Print this and stick it to your child’s bedroom wall where it is well visible, and go through it together every evening around half an hour before bedtime.

We hope better sleep is coming for all of you!

Click here to download

Guess the flower and win a set of nametags!

The weather is getting warmer, and trees are filling with flowers. We think this is one of the best times for a walk in the nature with the kids! Work and school can make it difficult to be around plants and animals, so why not bring them along on your nametags? We have an extended line of flower designs, and we bet we have your favourite one too!

Why not have a little treasure hunt with your child? Find out the names of these flowers to win a set of nametags. Little hint: you can find clues on our website 😉

Follow this link to play!

 

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Good luck and happy flower hunting!

Get social and you could win labels!

We all know that becoming a parent for the first time is such a big step. At My Nametags, we think that sharing tips on looking after children is such a great idea. It can be challenging bringing up children and having the support and wisdom from other parents can be an amazing help.

We have asked parents to share their tips on anything from sleep to eating vegetables! Join us on Instagram and Facebook and you could be one of 10 people to win a free set of My Nametags labels!

To give you an idea of what the fuss is all about here are a few of our favourite posts.

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“To get your kids out of bed in the morning, try baking something that smells delicious! No one can resist the smell of pancakes!” – Julia

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“In order to convince my little girl to clean her teeth regularly, every evening we wash them all together…me, her and her favourite doll!” – Alice

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“Water is ‘plain juice'” – Lornabastow

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“I tell my kids the 
grated carrot in sauces is Red Leicester cheese, works for me 🙂 xx” – ollysophia51

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“I always keep some plain paper and coloured pencils in the car to keep the kids busy during long trips. It’s a great way for them to spend time and be creative.” – serena87

We can’t wait to hear your tips!

Send us a message or leave a comment on our Instagram and Facebook  pages!