School Fundraising With Stikins Name Labels

April 20th, 2018

School Fundraising with Stikins name labels

Introducing The Stikins School Fundraising Scheme

In addition to selling stick on name labels, we also run a school fundraising scheme. This scheme allows schools and PTAs to raise money by earning commission on sales of Stikins.

Our fundraising scheme is designed to be easy, useful, rewarding, and cost-effective.


Once you’ve signed up to our scheme, we allocate your school or PTA a unique fundraising number. Any order we receive where that number is quoted will earn commission for your school or PTA.

All you need to do is make sure parents know about Stikins name labels and your school fundraising number.

We supply free fundraising materials (like parent leaflets) for you to hand out to parents and we deal with parents directly when they order name labels from us. We track your commission earnings and send out a commission cheque automatically in October each year.


The Stikins school fundraising scheme has the highest name labels commission rate in the UK. While our basic rate for all our fundraising partners is 15%, you can double this to 30% by adding a link to Stikins on the school or PTA website.

There is no joining fee or costs required to participate in our scheme.


Our scheme is a really simple and stress-free way for schools and PTAs to raise money. It also has the additional benefit of promoting the use of name labels. This can help to seriously reduce the amount of lost property in school.

School uniform labels make it easier for pupils to keep track of their belongings. They also prevent lost property going unclaimed because pupils refuse to take items that – possibly – aren’t actually their belongings.

Joining The Stikins Name Labels Fundraising Scheme

To join our school fundraising scheme, you simply need to fill in our School Fundraising Requests Form. When signing up, you can request any of our free fundraising materials (including our School Fundraising Pack, Parent Leaflets, Posters, and Free Samples *).

We then allocate you with your unique school fundraising number and you let parents know about the scheme (and that all important number).

If you have any questions or queries – or ideas on how to improve the fundraising scheme – you can contact our Customer Service Team, who will be happy to help!

* Get Free Samples Of School Name Labels With The Stikins Fundraising Scheme

Every year, we give our fundraising partners the chance to request free personalised name labels for all of their new starters. These samples include five school labels for each new starter. Each set of stick on name labels is individually packed with instructions for use and a parent leaflet and then the samples are sent to the school for distribution.

If you have a link on the school or PTA website, you may request free samples for the ENTIRE school. This offer is available once per school but you can request samples for new starters every year.

To print the samples, we will need a list of names. Some schools request first name and surname, while others prefer an initial and surname. It is best to send these in an Excel spreadsheet with the first names in the first column and the surnames in the second column. If you are using initials, simply send the names in one column.

If you have requested a sample for the whole school, we will pack your name labels into class groups if you include these in your file.

We only use the file to print your sample school labels; once this has been done, the file is completely deleted from our systems.

We print free samples of school labels in May, June, and September. To request your free sample, simply fill in our School Requests Form and then email your list of names to us at

Stikins Name Labels Presents Top-Scoring Names For #ScrabbleDay

April 13th, 2018

Stikins Name Labels Scrabble Score

Yes, we know you can’t use proper nouns in a real game of Scrabble. Regardless, we thought we’d find out which names we’ve printed onto Stikins name labels comes out tops for Scrabble Day.

Stikins Name Labels – An Introduction To Scrabble

Scrabble has been around since 1938, which means that 2018 will see the game reach its 80th anniversary. Originally called “Criss-Crosswords”, there are now more than 50 language versions of Scrabble and more than 4,000 Scrabble clubs worldwide. There are a variety of national and international tournaments – including the World Scrabble Championships. National Scrabble Day is celebrated on the 13th April, which is the birthday of the game’s inventor Alfred Mosher Butts, an architect from New York City.

Over 150 million sets have been sold worldwide and more than half of all UK homes own a Scrabble set. If all of the Scrabble tiles ever produced were placed end to end they would reach around the earth nine times. It is estimated that more than a million Scrabble tiles have “gone missing”. There are official Scrabble dictionaries to help avoid any fights over particularly contentious word choices.

Stikins Name Labels – Finding The Top-Scoring Names On Our Name Labels

In Scrabble, each letter of the alphabet has a point value as follows:

  • 1 point: A E I O U L N S T R
  • 2 points: D G
  • 3 points: B C M P
  • 4 points: F H V W Y
  • 5 points: K
  • 8 points: J X
  • 10 points: Q Z

Using these values, we’ve worked out the Scrabble scores for all of the names we printed in 2017. Our top-scoring names are: Jack-James (31) and Zola-Jayne (28).

Obviously, they have the advantage of being hyphenated names so – in the name of fairness – our top scoring (non-hyphenated) names are: Jacqueline (28) and Zulaykha (27).

Unsurprisingly, names with high-scoring letters (especially Qs, Zs, Js, & Ks) fill out our top 10 (although Christopher gets an honourable mention for having no individual letters worth more than 4 points):

Lizzy (26), Mackenzie (26), Izzy (25), Jacquie (25), Zackery (25), Aziz (22), Johnathan (22), Christopher (21)

In honour of the fact that it is Harvey’s birthday on Sunday (Harvey, of course, being the Stikins Name Labels Dog), we have to mention that Harvey’s Scrabble Score is 15.  


Stikins Name Labels – Top Tips For Choosing The Letters On Your Sticky Labels

It’s entirely up to you what you include on your name labels. Although we do have a few rules (and recommendations) for creating your own set of clothing labels or name stickers.

  1. We print alphanumerical characters, basic punctuation marks, and some standard European accented characters. (À Á Â Ä Ã Å Æ à á â ä â å æ È É Ê Ë è é ê ë Í Î Ï ì í î ï Ô Ö Õ ò ó ô ö õ Ù Ú Û Ü ù ú û ü Ç ç Ñ ñ Ý Ÿ ý ÿ Ø ø Ð ð ß ƒ) We cannot print emoji, pictures, icons, or extended accented character sets. If you need any advice on the characters that you can include, please contact our Customer Service Team.
  2. Our system automatically chooses the largest font size that will allow your text to fit on your sticky name labels. If you use a lot of characters you will get a smaller font size. You CAN include up to 35 characters per line but we recommend a maximum of 15-20 to get the best possible font size.
  3. We offer the choice of 1 line or 2 lines of text on your name labels. We recommend sticking with the default of 2 lines (unless you are using less than 15 characters altogether – e.g. “Harvey Bear”). We also recommend including no more than 2 pieces of information. For example, a name and a phone number, a name and a class or year group, or a name and a friendly message.
  4. We can’t split a pack between different names. You can, however, arrange your names carefully so you can either share the pack or (carefully) cut your name labels in half to create individual sets of personalised name labels.

Stikins Name Labels – Order A Set Of School Labels, Clothing Labels, or Name Stickers Today!

Whether you need school uniform labels, general clothes labels, or sticky name labels that can be used to label pretty much everything and anything, it is so quick and simple to order a pack of Stikins name labels. You can order anytime online by going to Alternatively, give our Customer Service Team a call to order by phone OR fill in one of our order forms to order by post.

Happy #TartanDay From Stikins Name Tags!

April 6th, 2018

Happy Tartan Day From Stikins Clothing Labels

A Big Happy Tartan Day From Stikins Name Tags!

Here in the Stikins Name Tags office, we thought we’d celebrate Tartan Day with a list of some of our favourite names that have their origins in the language (and lands) of Scotland.

There are so many different names that can trace their roots to areas of Scotland and to Scottish languages. Some have retained a flavour of their Scottish heritage while others have adapted to different times (and different tongues) to create a whole range of brand new names for new generations all around the world.

Scottish Names From Stikins Clothing Labels

Stikins: Clothing Labels For All Kinds Of Items (Kilts Included!)

Stikins name tags are made with a brilliantly advanced adhesive. This adhesive creates a strong bond that allows your clothing labels to remain firmly fixed to items. Even after repeat visits to the washing machine and the tumble drier.

Our name tags have been independently tested to ensure that your clothing labels will simply stick on and stay on. During testing Stikins were applied to the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items. They were then washed using the BS EN ISO6330 wash test procedure for 40 washes at 40 degrees.

Of course, they’ve also been independently tested by thousands of families across the country over the last fourteen years. You’ll find more than 7,000 reviews from existing customers on our Review Page.

Stikins name tags are really easy to use as clothing labels. Simply peel a name tag carefully from the backing sheet – taking care not to touch the adhesive too much. Apply your tag to the wash-care label of your item of clothing or fabric item. Firmly press down to ensure that the adhesive fully bonds with the label. Leave for 24 hours before washing your item for the first time.

Stikins are also multipurpose name tags that can be used to label pretty much anything and everything. The one exception is socks, which don’t have a wash-care label. Their stretchy surface is difficult for sticky labels to bond with effectively and so they are likely to peel off. 

Order Clothing Labels For School Uniform, Day To Day Clothes, and Fabric Items Today.

To order your own set(s) of name tags, you can go online, give us a call, or pop an order form in the post.

It’s #GoodFriday Which Means That The Easter Bunny Is On The Way! #HappyEaster From Stikins Name Tags!

March 30th, 2018

happy easter name tags

Stikins Name Tags Presents: Why Do We Celebrate Easter With A Bunny?!

The origins of the Easter Bunny are something of a mystery, although there are a number of theories.

  • A GERMAN JUDGE. In German folklore, the “Osterhase” (Easter Hare) would judge the behaviour of children and reward those who had been good with gifts of Easter eggs.
  • A FERTILITY SYMBOL. Rabbits and hares are traditional symbols of fertility and of spring as a time of new life. They give birth to multiple litters each year, with each litter made up of an average of 4-6 young.
  • THE GODDESS OSTRE. According to some scholars, the Anglo-Saxons worshipped Eostre, a goddess of fertility and spring. The hare was her sacred animal. In some stories, Eostre had a pet bird that she transformed into a hare with the ability to lay coloured eggs.
  • CHRISTIAN ICONOGRAPHY. Some ancient cultures believed that hares were hermaphrodites and could self-fertilise. This created a Christian association with virgin births and the Virgin Mary. In other ancient traditions, rabbits were associated with death and rebirth, creating a connection with the resurrection. Many sacred sites across the world (including Christian churches) feature a symbol known as the “three hares”. In it, three hares (or rabbits) chase each other in a circle. While the original meaning has been lost, the symbol has come to be associated with the Holy Trinity.

Stikins Name Tags Presents: Facts About Easter Alternatives!

While we are familiar with the Easter Bunny as the traditional Easter gift-bringer, there are many alternative traditions including:


Also known as rabbit-bandicoots, bilbies are desert-dwelling marsupials native (and unique) to Australia. They have blue-grey and white silky coats, pink pointed snouts, large ears, and black tails with a pure white tip. They are excellent burrowers and are omnivores – eating seeds, spiders, insects, bulbs, fruit, fungi, and other small creatures.

Bilbies were were once found across approximately 70% of Australia. They are now completely extinct in a number of states and have Vulnerable or Endagered status elsewhere. This decline is due to an extensive loss of habitat, predation from species such as foxes and feral cats, and competition for food with non-native species like cattle and sheep – and rabbits.

Rabbits are considered something of a pest in Australia – hence the introduction of the Easter Bilby. Many companies and organisations now use Easter as an opportunity to raise awareness of the bilby’s vulnerable status.


In France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, church bells are silenced in the days before Easter as a sign of mourning. This tradition created the story of the Easter Bells, which says they leave their steeples to visit the Vatican. The bells return on Easter morning with coloured eggs and chocolates in the shape of eggs and rabbits.


In other parts of Europe, there are a number of local alternatives for the Easter Bunny including: the Easter Fox, the Easter Cuckoo, the Easter Chick, the Easter Rooster, and the Easter Stork.

Order Extra Stikins Name Tags This Easter And Get Organised For The Summer Term

The Easter break is the perfect time to take stock of your children’s school uniform and equipment before the summer term begins.

Our name tags are the perfect school labels because you can use one pack of sticky name tags to label school uniform AND all of the essential extras that your children absolutely have to have with them at school. You simply peel each name tag off its backing sheet and then apply it onto the wash care label (of clothing and fabric items) or directly onto the item (personal items only; in shoes, you should apply your name tags onto the side wall or beneath the tongue – and not beneath the heel).

We supply our name tags in four pack sizes (of 30, 60, 90, or 120 name tags) and you can order online, by phone, or by post. We make and despatch name tags every day (Monday to Friday, up to 3pm) with orders being sent via Royal Mail’s first class service as standard (although you can upgrade to a guaranteed next day delivery option if you need to make absolutely sure that your name tags arrive as quickly as possible).

Happy Easter From Stikins Name Tags

We will be taking a short break for Easter. We will re-open on Monday 9th April at 9am.

Any orders placed between now and then will be printed and posted when we return on Monday. If you have any questions or queries in the meantime, you can leave us a message by emailing We’ll do our best to reply as quickly as we can when we return in April.

Congratulations To All Our School Fundraising Partners Who Have Taken On A #SportRelief Challenge!

March 23rd, 2018

school fundraising name labels

A Massive Well Done To Everyone From The Stikins Name Labels Team!

Yes, today is the last day of a fantastic week of events taking place for Sport Relief.

People of all ages have been taking part in their own personal challenges to raise money for Sport Relief; getting in the pool, jumping on their bike, or just putting on their running shoes to do their part – including a number of our school partners who have put together some fantastic events to encourage their students to get active AND get fundraising.

So, whether you’ve run a marathon, walked a mile, or taken a meandering stroll with the dog, we’d like to say CONGRATULATIONS and we hope you’ve had a brilliant time along the way!

Stikins: Name Labels For All Your Sporting Gear

DID YOU KNOW: Stikins name labels aren’t just clothing labels for school uniform! They can also be used to label all sorts of sporting gear – from P.E. kits and gym clothes to a variety of equipment, including boots and trainers, swimming gear and towels, or balls and rackets of all shapes and sizes.

As any parent will know, sports equipment can get very expensive, very quickly, epecially if your children have a habit of losing their stuff, which is easily done when participating in sports at school or in clubs where everyone has to share common spaces such as locker rooms and storage facilities. Applying sticky name labels is a quick and easy way to help make sure that your children will come home with all of their kit.

To order your own set of sporting name labels, head on over to or give us a call on 01270 668076.

Stikins: Fundraising For Schools & Activity Clubs

DID YOU KNOW: Stikins also operates its own fundraising scheme, open to schools and activity groups, which allows our fundraising partners to raise money by earning commission on sales of name labels.

We allocate each school or group a unique fundraising number and any order of name labels that we receive where that number is quoted will be added to their commission total for the current commission year (which runs from 1st October to 30th September each year). We offer a basic rate of 15% commission to all schools and groups, which they can double to 30% simply by adding a link to their website.

Our fundraising scheme is completely free to join and run; there is no sign up fee and no ongoing costs to keep track of – in fact, it’s completely up to you how much time you spend promoting the scheme and we supply a number of fundraising resources free of charge to help raise awareness amongst parents. This includes free leaflets and posters, along with the opportunity to request free samples.

To find out more about our fundraising scheme or to sign up today, head on over to our School Fundraising Home Page.

Name Tags FAQs – Questions & Queries About Printed Personalised Name Tags

March 16th, 2018

Christmas FAQs - Name Tags

For this week’s blog post, we’ll be looking at (and answering) some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about the print on our personalised name tags…

Questions About The Font On Stikins Name Tags…

Q. Can I Choose A Font For My Name Tags?

A. No – all of our name tags are printed with a single standard font.

Q. Can I Choose The Font Colour For My Name Tags?

A. Our name tags are white in colour and so we have chosen a single font colour (black) that will allow your text to stand out clearly and legibly on your name tags.

Q. What Font Size Will Be Used To Print My Name Tags?

A. We don’t use a specific font size; instead our system counts up the number of characters you have requested and automatically selects the LARGEST font size that will allow your text to fit onto your name tags (which measure 30mm wide by 15mm high). This means that the MORE characters you add, the SMALLER the font size will be on your printed name tags.

Questions About The Text On Stikins Name Tags…

Q. How Much Information Can I Include On My Name Tags?

A. It’s up to you BUT you need to bear in mind that the font size is determined by how much text you request. So, while you CAN request as many as 30-35 characters per line, we recommend using NO MORE than 15-20 characters to get the best possible font size.

Q. What Information Should I Include On My Name Tags?

A. Again, it’s up to you. The majority of our customers request a first name and a surname but you can add additional information if you wish; for example, we have printed name labels with contact information (e.g. a phone number), medical or allergy alerts (e.g. “Nut Allergy”), room numbers (e.g. for care homes and nursing facilities), and friendly messages (e.g. “I Belong To”). We recommend using no more than TWO pieces of information and arranging your text so that one bit of information goes on the top line and the other goes on the bottom line.

Q. Can I Leave One Line Blank To Fill In Later?

A. Yes! Simply enter a blank space using the space bar on your keyboard to leave the top or bottom line blank. If you wish to write additional information onto your name tags you will need to make sure you use a suitable pen, such as a laundry pen, to avoid your text washing away.

Q. Should I Use One Line Or Two Lines On My Name Tags?

A. Our online order form defaults to the two line option and we recommend keeping this layout UNLESS you are requesting a very short amount of text; for example, if you want the name “Alex Bay”, you will get a larger font by selecting the one line option than if you select the two line option. We recommend using two lines unless you are requesting less than 15 characters in total.

Q. Can I Include Accented Characters On My Name Tags?

A. Our system is able to print a selection of accented characters from the standard European keyboard as follows:
À Á Â Ä Ã Å Æ à á â ä â å æ È É Ê Ë è é ê ë Í Î Ï ì í î ï Ô Ö Õ ò ó ô ö õ Ù Ú Û Ü ù ú û ü Ç ç Ñ ñ Ý Ÿ ý ÿ Ø ø Ð ð ß ƒ
We can ONLY print characters from the English alphabet and do not offer a printing service for other character sets/languages.

Q. Can I Include Emoji Or Pictures On My Name Tags?

A. Unfortunately, our system can only print text-based characters and we cannot include emoji or pictures on your name tags (although you can use standard punctuation marks to create your own emoticons!).

Q. Can I Split A Pack Of Name Tags Between Two (Or More) Names?

A. Our printing system processes each pack of name tags as a single item and so we are not able to split a pack between different names. If you are unable to purchase separate packs, you could try one of the following workarounds:

  • If your family shares a surname (or the same initials), you could request a surname (and/or initials) only.
  • Enter one name on the top line and the second name on the bottom line so you can – carefully – cut your name tags in half.
  • Select the one line option and enter the first initial followed by the surname followed by the second initial so you can cut off one of the initials.
  • Add both names to the top line of your name tags (e.g. “Harvey & Eddie”) so they can be shared!

Order Your Own Stikins Name Tags Today

Now that we’ve – hopefully – answered your questions and queries about the print on our personalised name tags, you might want to go ahead and place an order!

You can order by post (by filling in one of our parent leaflets and posting it to us at Label Planet, Unit 2 Alvaston Business Park, Middlewich Road, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6PF), by phone (our Customer Service Team is available on 01270 668076 from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday), or online (

We’re Celebrating #BritishScienceWeek With The Science Of Name Labels

March 9th, 2018

science of name labelsGOOD LUCK To Everyone Participating In British Science Week Events From The Stikins Name Labels Team!

Today marks the beginning of this year’s British Science Week – actually a 10 day celebration made up of thousands of events taking place all across the country to celebrate STEM subjects, while also raising awareness and encouraging people (of all ages) to get involved with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – at home, at school, and at work.

We hope all of our school fundraising partners who are taking part in British Science Week have a truly amazing and inspiring time exploring the world of STEM over the next ten days.

The Science of Stikins Name Labels

November will see the 15th anniversary of our own project – Stikins name labels – which we’ve continued to develop and improve upon year after year – after year! We’re always researching new materials and manufacturing methods to find ways that we can improve our name labels, bit by bit, introducing more advanced materials, adhesives, and ribbons to produce name labels that simply stick on and stay on.

Creating name labels that “stick on and stay on” is a tricky business – especially when you think about how much a name label has to endure. From the rough and tumble of everyday wear and tear to repeat cycles through the washing machine – name labels have to put up with a lot. While you might not think of a washing machine as being a particularly challenging environment for clothing labels, everyday cleaning products and modern washing machines actually create a pretty aggressive environment, which will cause standard adhesives to fail. Plus with new technologies, materials, and ingredients being developed for clothing, cleaning products, and washing machines, stick on clothing labels have to constantly adapt to keep up with the new challenges created by the fast-moving pace of innovation and development in our modern world.

This is why it is so important to us to keep investing in brand new materials and technologies for our name labels. We want our customers to be able to rely on Stikins to be clothing labels, school uniform labels, shoe labels, bag labels, coat labels, lunch box labels, water bottle labels, and anything-else-that-needs-a-name-label-labels that are simple and easy to use – so they can safely and securely label their stuff in minutes and then forget about labelling and get on with the more fun things in life.

We’re working on making our name labels into the ultimate name label; simple and easy to use sticky labels that can be used to label pretty much anything and everything – from clothing labels for school uniform through to general purpose name stickers for all of those “essential” extras that children won’t go to school without.

Ordering Name Labels From Stikins

Whether you need clothing labels or school uniform labels, shoe labels or P.E. kit labels, lunch box labels or water bottle labels, book labels or stationery labels, or all of these (and more), Stikins name labels are a thoroughly modern way to get all kinds of things safely and securely labelled.

Stikins can be ordered online (at, by phone, or by post; if you would like to find out more about our name labels, you can take a look through our information pages online or get in touch with our Customer Service Team to discuss any questions or queries that you’d like to ask!

The ABCs Of Stikins ® Name Labels

March 2nd, 2018

ABC Stikins Name Labels

A Is For… An Adhesive That Creates Super Sticky Name Labels

Our name labels have a unique adhesive that creates a super strong adhesive bond that stays firmly intact – even after repeat trips through the rough and tumble of a washing machine (and the tumble drier too!). The Stikins adhesive has been specially developed and independently tested to ensure that your name labels will stick on and stay on – whether you use them as clothing labels, shoe labels, water bottle and lunch box labels, or miscellaneous “stuff-that-just-needs-a-name-label” labels.

The strength of our adhesive means that all you need to do is apply your sticky name labels firmly to the items you want to label and you’re done – so there’s no need to spend hours sewing on name tapes or ironing on iron-on labels.

You should apply your name labels onto the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items; this is how Stikins were tested and, while we can guarantee they will work on wash-care labels, we cannot guarantee that they will work on all of the different materials and fabric blends used to make clothing. If you use your Stikins as shoe labels, avoid placing them directly beneath the heel (this causes the print to wear off) – we recommend applying your name labels to the side wall or beneath the tongue.

B Is For… A Bold Font That Creates Practical Print For Name Labels

Stikins are white stickers printed with a bold, black font to make it REALLY easy to read the name on each label – even if you’re in a rush. We use a special ink to print our name labels, which is resistant to certain ingredients used in children’s sun creams and lotions that cause other inks to disintegrate over time – so they will remain clear and legible all year round. You can request whatever information you like on your name labels – the only rules are:

  • We can only print alphanumerical characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9), basic punctuation, and these accented characters:
    À Á Â Ä Ã Å Æ à á â ä â å æ È É Ê Ë è é ê ë Í Î Ï ì í î ï Ô Ö Õ ò ó ô ö õ Ù Ú Û Ü ù ú û ü Ç ç Ñ ñ Ý Ÿ ý ÿ Ø ø Ð ð ß ƒ
  • Our system automatically selects the largest font size that allows all of your information to fit on your name labels (which measure 30mm wide by 15mm high) – so the more text you add, the more your font will be reduced in size. We recommend no more than 15-20 characters per line.

C Is For… Clothing Labels That Can Do Much, Much More

Most parents buy name labels solely for their children’s school uniform BUT with Stikins you can use one pack as clothing labels, shoe labels, lunch box labels, water bottle labels, book labels, stationary labels, bag labels, P.E. kit labels, and – yes – much, much more!

Our multipurpose sticky name labels can be used to label pretty much everything and anything (with the exception of socks, which don’t have a wash-care label and stretch too much for a successful adhesive bond). Plus, while the majority of our name labels are used by parents to label school uniform and equipment, they’re also a popular way to label belongings in residential care homes where clothing is put through shared laundry services and personal items are often left in communal areas.

D Is For… Did You Order Your Stikins Yet?

Ordering Stikins name labels is as EASY as ABC!

You can order online, by post, or by phone – visit our Contact Us page for all of the ways you can get in touch – and all you need to do is let us know what you want printed, how many name labels you need, and your preferred delivery address. We print name labels every day up to 3pm (Monday to Friday), which means your order will be made and despatched on the same or next working day. All orders are sent via Royal Mail’s first class service as standard – with the option to upgrade to a guaranteed next day delivery service (shipping fee: £5.75) if you need your name labels to arrive as soon as possible!

Take A Road Trip Across America With The Stikins ® Hit List Of US-Inspired Names

February 23rd, 2018

American Names Name Tags

And The Nominees For Most Popular US-Inspired Names Printed Onto Stikins ® Name Tags Are…

We’ve printed lots of name tags for people who share their names with American states and decided to find out which states are the most popular. So, we’ve searched through and records and the most popular US state names – among Stikins ® customers anyhow – are:

Georgia ~ Indiana ~ Dakota ~ Virginia ~ Alabama ~ Alaska

A lot of American towns and cities were named after places in the UK by British settlers and explorers – including Bath, Birmingham, Blackburn, Bolton, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Carlisle, Chester, Coventry, Crewe, Dartmouth, Derby, Dundee, Durham, Exeter, Gloucester, Hastings, Hull, Ipswich, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Macclesfield, Maidstone, Manchester, Newcastle, Northampton, Norwich, Portsmouth, Preston, Scarborough, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Southampton, Stafford, Warwick, Weymouth, and Winchester.

Recently, of course, there has been a trend of people choosing names based on American states and cities so, if you’re looking for a name with an American feel, there’s plenty of options to be found across the good old U.S. of A., including:

Name Tags – Despatch & Delivery Information For The UK (& The Rest Of The World)

Here at Stikins ® HQ, we only supply our name tags within the UK. We print name tags every day, Monday to Friday up to 3pm, which means that all orders are made and despatched on the same or next working day (with the exception of Bank Holidays and Christmas/Easter).

Our standard delivery service is completely free with orders despatched via Royal Mail’s first class service. Around 93% of items sent on this service arrive next day, with the rest taking a day or two extra (especially in the London area).

If you need to receive your name tags quickly – in time for a school trip or before a relative/friend moves into a nursing home – you can opt to upgrade to our next day delivery service. This option uses Royal Mail’s Special Delivery Guaranteed service, costs £5.75, and guarantees that your name tags will arrive the next working day by 1pm.

Currently, you can only upgrade to this service by phone (our Customer Service Team is available 9am-5pm on 01270 668076) – although you’ll be able to upgrade online very soon!

If you live outside the UK and want to order Stikins ® name tags – don’t despair!

Customers can order Stikins ® for delivery to a number of countries worldwide by ordering from our sister company Madebuy, which sells Stikins ® name tags via Amazon and eBay!

You can order Stikins ® name tags online at or you can give our Customer Service Team a call and we’ll be happy to help!

Happy Chinese New Year From Stikins ® Name Labels! It’s The #YearOfTheDog!

February 16th, 2018

Happy New Year From The Stikins ® Name Labels Team!

(Especially HARVEY the Stikins Dog who feels that, really, every year should be the year of the dog!)

Chinese New Year Of The Dog Name LabelsAlso known as Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year falls between mid-January and mid-February based on the Chinese lunisolar calendar. A new month starts at the new moon and the month containing the winter solstice is considered to be the 11th month of the Chinese year – so the new year (usually) begins on the second new moon after the winter solstice.

The current Chinese year begins today and ends on the 4th February 2019.

Chinese New Year traditions include a new year’s eve reunion meal for families, exchanging gifts (especially money in red envelopes to signify good wishes and luck for the new year), “spring” cleaning (to sweep away bad luck from the preceding year before the new year and, hopefully, good luck arrives), red decorations (a lucky colour that symbolises wealth, happiness, and prosperity and wards against evil spirits), and plenty of fireworks – in fact, more fireworks are set off for the Chinese New Year than at any other time of the year.

Celebrations last until the full moon when a Lantern Festival is held to indicate the end of the Spring Festival.

The Chinese calendar also follows a 60 year cycle, which contains a repeating 10 year cycle (of “Heavenly Stems”) associated with the 5 elements in alternating yin and yang forms and a repeating 12 year cycle (of “Earthly Stems”) associated with the 12 signs of the zodiac.

This year is the YEAR OF THE DOG and more specifically (as a year ending in an 8) it is the year of the YANG EARTH DOG.

These signs are believed to influence the events and personalities of children born in that year. The dog is an auspicious animal that indicates the coming of fortune and symbolises loyalty and honesty. People born in the year of the Dog are said to be brave, honest, sincere, friendly, loyal, smart, straightforward, reliable, and responsible (although they may also be self-righteous, cold, stubborn, irritable, critical, and unskilled at social activities). Those born in an Earth Dog year will also have qualities associated with the Earth element and will be patient, thoughtful, practical, hardworking, nurturing, and ambitious.

Why Not Try Some New Name Labels For A New Year?!

Stikins ® name labels are a thoroughly modern name labelling solution that aims to make the process of labelling school uniform and equipment as quick and easy as possible. Instead of spending hours sewing in name tapes or ironing on iron-on labels, our sticky name labels simply stick on and stay on – and you can use one pack to label clothing and fabric items (apply your name labels onto the wash-care label only), bags and shoes (avoid applying name labels beneath the heel in shoes to protect the print), lunch boxes and water bottles, books and stationery, and anything else that you’d like to keep safe.

We sell four different pack sizes (of 30, 60, 90, or 120 name labels) and you can request whatever information you want to be printed on your name labels. While most people opt for a first name and surname, you can also add contact information, medical/allergy information, or friendly messages such as “Please Return To” or “I Belong To”.

Stick on name labels are a really brilliant way to get things labelled up safely and securely and they’re also a great way to get stuff organised – whether it’s your children’s school uniform and equipment, your own belongings, or even the various supplies that you’ve bought for your dog!

To find out more or to place an order for your own pack of Stikins ® name labels, head on over to

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