What do you all use to label lunchboxes and backpacks with the kids' names? Last year I tried a perm. marker and it looked horrible. I tried sticky labels and they peel and look terrible after a few uses. I was hoping for something like this:
card to insert into something clear plastic that seals and is sticky and won't come off even with washing.
Does anything like this exist?
Or, perhaps a service that stitches names on durable fabric with a sticky side.
Mama to 3 boys ( 6, 4, 2 ) and one baby girl!
I have used luggage tags and key chain holders (the kind that you can write name on the little card and insert into plastic holder) and attach them to the zipper ends. These work well for me and can be removed when washing. Plus, if the backpack is being replaced and is still in good condition, it can be handed down.
I labeled their backpacks on the inside with permanent marker which worked fine; ds' backpack also has his initials embroidered on the front (LE).
Lunchboxes are trickier as I had to keep reapplying the marker. This year they have a lunchboxes with their names embroidered on them (LE) but they only used it on Fridays (Laptop Lunchbox on the other days). I used LabelYourStuff waterproof stickers on their lunch containers and bottles which work well; they don't fall off but the children sometimes pick at them. I have smaller stickers this year to better fit lunch containers and bottles. I have labels for their clothes as well; they wear uniforms so the items that need to be labeled are limited.
I had a WHAM
(here is an example http://www.customcouturelabelcompany.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=74 )
custom print fabric clothing labels with name and phone number onto satin ribbon.
Then I sew it onto whatever I want to label, including backpack. This is how I label every single little thing that leaves our house, except the lunchbox and water bottles.
For the lunch box, I just use a piece of paper and tape it on with sturdy clear packing tape. The lunch box is made of vinyl, so I don't was it, I just wipe clean.
For water bottles, I have these
custom printed with name and phone number
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