Be Prepared For The Circle Of Life With Stikins Name Tags For Kids

June 15th, 2018

be prepared with stikins name tags for kidsTwenty-four years ago, Disney’s The Lion King burst onto cinema screens, becoming one of the company’s most successful and popular films ever. Here at the Stikins name tags office, we thought we’d celebrate with some fascinating facts about one of our favourite films…

  1. Most people know the plot was loosely inspired by Hamlet. During development, the story was described as “Hamlet in Africa with Bambi thrown in” – or Bamblet for short.
  2. Many of the character names come from the Swahili language. Simba means lion, Rafiki means friend, Shenzi means barbarous (savage), Sarabi means mirage, Taka (Scar’s real name) means waste, while Pumbaa can be interpreted as foolish, dumbfounded, weak-minded, thoughtless, or ignorant. Zazu is a Hebrew name meaning movement, Timon is a Greek name and means to honour, Mufasa is usually interpreted as king, while Nala can be interpreted as successful or beloved.
  3. Hakuna Matata is a Swahili phrase, interpreted in the film as no worries. Hakuna means there is not here and Matata means problems.
  4. An early title for the film was King of the Jungle. This changed when the production team realised that lions don’t actually live in the jungle.
  5. The wildebeest stampede took THREE years to complete. A brand new computer program had to be written to allow animators to recreate the movements in a stampede.
  6. An early version of Mufasa’s death was actually more intense and heart-breaking. After making test audiences burst into uncontrollable sobs, the scene was toned down.
  7. The opening scene originally featured dialogue introducing the main characters. After directors heard The Circle of Life, the scene was re-done and became the film’s trailer.
  8. The opening chant is written in the Zulu language. It translates as…
    Here comes a lion, Father. Oh yes, it’s a lion. Here comes a lion, Father. Oh yes, it’s a lion. It’s a lion. We’re going to conquer. A lion and a leopard come to this open place.
  9. When Mufasa tells Simba that the stars are the great kings of the past, you can see the constellation of Leo – the lion – in the sky.
  10. An earthquake forced Disney Studios to close temporarily during production with artists working on the film from their own homes. This meant that some artists worked on the same scenes from opposite sites of the country.
  11. The lions’ roars are a combination of different sounds. This included grizzly bears, fighter jets, and tigers – because tiger roars are much more powerful and intense than lion roars. American voice actor, Frank Welker, contributed additional sounds by snarling, growling, and even burping into a small metal rubbish bin.
  12. Pumbaa was the first Disney character ever to fart on film!

Feel More Hakuna Matata With Stikins Name Tags

While they can’t solve every problem, Stikins name tags do mean you can have “no worries” about your children losing their belongings every time they go to school – or anywhere else for that matter. Our name tags are made with a unique adhesive, which means they simply stick on and stay on. Our multipurpose stick on name tags allow you to safely and securely (and quickly) label all of your children’s belongings. You can use one pack of name tags to label clothing and school uniform, as well as bags and shoes, P.E. kit and equipment, lunch boxes and water bottles, stationery and book bags, and all those other essential extras your kids won’t leave home without.

Stikins measure 30mm by 15mm and we use a bold, black font to personalise each white sticker. This means Stikins are neat and discrete (when you don’t need them) and easy to read (when you do).

Order Name Tags From Stikins Today.

We supply name tags in four pack sizes; choose from 30, 60, 90, or 120 name tags per pack. You can order online, by phone, or by post. We print, pack, and post orders same day (Monday to Friday, up to 3pm).

You can find out more about our stick-on name tags on our Stikins information page. Alternatively, if you have any questions or queries or if you need help with an order, get in touch with our Customer Service Team who will be happy to help.

School Fundraising Alert – Have You Requested Your Free Samples Yet?

June 8th, 2018

stikins school fundraising request your free samples

We are once again offering our school fundraising partners the opportunity to request free personalised samples for all of their new starters BUT TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

This service is only available until the end of June, so if you’ve been thinking about requesting samples – now’s the time to act!

What Is The Stikins School Fundraising Scheme?

Our school fundraising scheme allows schools and PTAs (as well as children’s groups / clubs) to raise money by earning commission on sales of our name labels. This also helps to promote the use of name labels. You should find that this reduces the amount of time and resources you spend dealing with lost property.

We assign each of our fundraising partners a unique school fundraising number. Every order we receive where that number is quoted will earn commission for the school. Our basic rate of commission is 15% but you can double this to 30% by adding a link to our website on the school or PTA website. This helps to boost the number of parents ordering name labels by making it even easier for them to order. The link can also be set up to autofill your fundraising number. This means every order placed via the link will count towards your commission total (even if parents forget the number).

We keep track of the commission earned and send out a commission cheque once a year in October. There’s no sign up fee or ongoing costs required to participate. We provide free fundraising materials and resources to help schools and PTAs to promote the scheme – and boost their fundraising totals. These resources include our annual offer of free personalised samples for new intake.

What Is Your School Fundraising Offer?

You can request five personalised Stikins for each of your new intake starting in September. Each child will receive five personalised name labels individually packed with Instructions For Use and a parent leaflet.

We find that these samples greatly boost the amount of parents who order name labels. Parents can see for themselves how easy it is to use stick on name labels to label almost anything and everything.

How Do I Request Free Samples For My School?

It’s really easy! You can fill in our online School Fundraising Requests Form or give our Customer Service Team a call. We’re available Monday to Friday, from 9am-5pm – or you can drop us an email at any time.

Once you’ve let us know that you want samples, you need to email the names you need printing. Request full names or partial names if the school is reluctant to release full names (e.g. initial + last name/first name + initial). Send the names in an Excel spreadsheet with first names in the first column and surnames in the second column.

In light of the introduction of GDPR we have introduced a new Privacy Policy, which can be found on our website here. We have also produced a GDPR Statement, which relates specifically to our free sample offer. If you would like to receive a copy of this statement, please get in touch.

We offer personalised samples because non-personalised samples have failed to provide noticeable benefits to parents and our fundraising partners. We use your list for the sole purpose of printing the samples. It is never used for any other purpose nor is it released to any third parties. All copies of the list are deleted from our system as soon as your samples have been printed.

Why Can’t I Request Samples After June?

We run our offer in May and June for practical reasons. Intake lists are being formalised and schools are in contact with the parents of new starters. Sending out samples when parents are really engaged with the school and aware of the imminent need to purchase (and label) school uniform and equipment produces a much higher success rate than any other time of the year.

This level of engagement drops in July. Schools start to close for the summer holidays, which means that no one is available to co-ordinate sending out samples. Families are busy preparing for their summer holidays and they won’t have the time (or the inclination) to think about school name labels. We also have less time to produce samples as we make our own preparations for the summer season.

Request Your Free School Fundraising Samples Today

Get it off your to-do list and request your free samples today. You can contact our Customer Service Team by phone or email (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) or fill in our online School Fundraising Requests form. Remember to email us the list of names or we can’t get your samples sorted! You can also get in touch with us if you have any questions or queries about our samples, our school fundraising scheme, our privacy policy – or anything else!

Discover How The Months Were Named With Stikins Name Labels

June 1st, 2018

stikins name labels of the months

Stikins Presents: How The Months Got Their Name (Labels)

The start of a new month got the name labels team thinking about the names we use for months. They come from the Roman Calendar, which originally contained 10 months beginning with March. January and February extended the winter period at the “end” of each year. Though they became the “start” of the year, March remained a starting point due to its association with the arrival of spring.

Germanic Calendars named months after agricultural seasons. Their names refer to a specific agricultural event along with a suffix (e.g. monath/manoth) derived from the word for moon.

Stikins Month Name Labels

Get Super Speedy Despatch & Delivery Of Stikins Name Labels In Every Month Of The Year

Here at Stikins HQ, we want to make sure that ALL of our customers receive their name labels as swiftly as possible. We therefore print, pack, and post orders every week day throughout the year. The only exemptions are Bank Holidays and our Easter and Christmas Breaks.

Orders of name labels received by 3pm (Monday to Friday) are despatched same day. Those placed after 3pm, over the weekend, or on a Bank Holiday, are despatched on the next working day.

We use Royal Mail’s First Class Service as our standard delivery service. This is free and around 93% of orders arrive on the next day. The rest usually take a few days extra (especially in London) BUT – as Royal Mail don’t guarantee next day delivery – it may take up to five working days for “late” orders to arrive.

If you need to receive your name labels in time for a specific deadline, we also offer a special delivery service. Royal Mail’s Special Delivery Guaranteed service guarantees that your order will be delivered by 1pm on the next working day. This service does require a signature on delivery. You can upgrade to our special delivery service by phone and it costs £5.75.

To view all of our despatch and delivery information, head on over to our Despatch & Delivery Page. Alternatively, head on over to our home page to place an order for your new name labels now!

DON’T PANIC! With The Stikins Guide To Ordering Name Labels Online #TowelDay #GDPR

May 25th, 2018

order stikins name labels online towel day

Yes, today is Towel Day – a tribute to Douglas Adams, author of the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. For our part, we thought we’d celebrate by putting together our very own guide – on how to order name labels online.

With Stikins, you can keep track of all your family’s stuff. Our multipurpose name labels simply stick on and stay on so you can label clothing, school uniform, P.E. kits, equipment, and all sorts of personal belongings. And yes, they can also be used to label towels – so you too can always know where your towel is.

How To Order Name Labels Online … Visit Our Website

Obviously, the first thing to do is to go online and visit our website. You can find us at www.stikins.co.uk.

How To Order Name Labels Online … Pick Your Packs

Next, you pick your packs and the personalisation you want on each.

You can choose to have one or two lines of text. The default option is two lines and we recommend sticking with this – unless your personalisation needs fewer than 15 characters in total.

You CAN enter up to 35 characters per line – we recommend using 15-20. Leave a line blank by using the space bar on your keyboard to enter a blank space. We can print standard alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9), basic punctuation marks, and a selection of accented characters (visit our FAQs page to see which characters are available). Unfortunately, we cannot print images (including emoji) or characters from non-English alphabets.

Next you pick your pack size. Stikins name labels are available in packs of 30, 60, 90, or 120 name labels. If you need even more name labels with this particular personalisation, you can increase the quantity of this pack.

If you are ordering further packs with different personalisation, simply repeat this process for each name/text.

We currently give a 10% discount to all customers who order four or more packs. Ideal, if you need to order, say, forty two packs…

At the bottom of the page, there is a box to enter a School Fundraising Number. We run a school fundraising scheme that allows schools and PTAs to raise money by earning commission on sales of name labels. If your school is signed up, enter their number here to contribute to their fundraising total.

How To Order Name Labels Online … Add Your Address

Next, you enter your contact, billing, and delivery information. Check the option to add a different delivery address if you want your order to be delivered to an address that is different from your billing address.

How To Order Name Labels Online … Pay The Price (of your order)

When you order name labels online you can either pay with a debit/credit card or use your PayPal account. The prices on our website are inclusive of VAT and delivery. Our standard delivery service uses Royal Mail’s first class service and is free of charge. This is not a guaranteed service; while most items are delivered next day, it can take up to five working days for your order to arrive. You can upgrade to a next day delivery service for an additional shipping fee. This service guarantees delivery by 1pm on the next working day.

How To Order Name Labels Online … Double Check Your Details

Check ALL of the details of your order before you checkout. Make sure you have entered the correct email (or you won’t receive any confirmation emails from us) and the correct address (or you won’t receive your name labels!). Stikins are a personalised product, which means you need to check the personalisation you have requested VERY CAREFULLY. We will print EXACTLY what you have entered – mistakes (if any) and all.

If you forget to check your details, you can view them on the final confirmation page after you checkout and in your confirmation email. If you do find a mistake you need to let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. We make and despatch orders as quickly as possible (and, while we don’t have an infinite improbability drive, we are pretty quick!). As a result, you need to let us know about mistakes quickly so we can amend your order before it’s printed.

Order Name Labels Online … Today

To get your towels (and everything else) safely and securely labelled, head on over to our order page to start placing an order now. If you need any further advice or assistance, you can get in touch with our friendly customer service team – although please note that we do not have the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything…yet.

A Note On GDPR

Today the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. We have taken steps to review our data policies and ensure that our processes are compliant with the new regulations.

You can view our GDPR statement on our website. If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us directly and we’ll be happy to help.

Got Questions About Stikins Name Labels? Read On For All Of The Answers To Our FAQs!

May 18th, 2018

name labels get in touch

If you’ve never ordered Stikins or used stick on name labels before, you might have a few questions. In this FAQs post, we’ve pulled together information to answer all of our most frequently asked questions. This includes information about our name labels, print, packs, order process, prices, despatch and delivery, and instructions for use.

FAQs – About Stikins Name Labels

We use an ultra-thin synthetic material and unique adhesive to make Stikins. Our name labels are extremely soft and gentle against skin. They’re also flexible enough to bond with flat or curved surfaces – including flexible surfaces like the wash-care labels in clothing. Stikins measure 30mm wide by 15mm high and fit neatly and discretely onto items of all shapes and sizes. They are white in colour to allow your personalisation to stand out.

Our adhesive holds your name labels in place, even through washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers, and microwaves. Stikins are multipurpose name labels suitable for labelling pretty much everything and anything!

FAQs – About The Print On Stikins Name Labels

We use a font called CG Triumverate, which we print in black with a bold emphasis. Our system selects the largest font size that will allow your personalisation to fit on your name labels. You can request up to 35 characters per line but we recommend 15-20 max.

We can print standard alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, and 0-9), punctuation marks, and selected 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 images (such as emoji) or characters from different alphabets. Use the space bar on your keyboard to enter a blank space and our system will leave that line blank.

Most customers request a first name (on line 1) and a surname (on line 2). You can include full names, first name or surname only, nicknames, or initials and surnames. You may wish to enter a name on line one and use line two for another piece of information. Common examples include contact information (e.g. mobile number), medical or allergy information (e.g. nut allergy), school information (e.g. class name), or a personal message (e.g. “This Belongs To”). We recommend no more than two pieces of information (e.g. a name and phone number). You should also avoid addresses and emails, which take up a lot of room.

The personalisation is centred on each name label and you can request one or two lines. We recommend two lines unless you are requesting fewer than 15 characters in total.

FAQs – About Packs Of Stikins Name Labels

Stikins come in four pack sizes: 30 name labels, 60 name labels, 90 name labels, or 120 name labels. Each pack has its own bag, pre-printed with our Instructions For Use. All of the name labels within a pack are printed with the same text. You can be creative with your personalisation to create name labels that you can share:

  1. Request a surname only (or “Surname Family” / “Family Surname”) and share.
  2. Enter an initial and surname if your family members share an initial.
  3. Request a blank line and a surname so you can write in the name you need using a suitable laundry pen.
  4. Enter two names and cut them up to create individual name labels (e.g. enter “Name/Initial 1 Surname Name/Initial 2” on one line or enter “Name 1” on line 1 and “Name 2” on line 2).
  5. Request two names and share (e.g. “Name 1 & Name 2” on line 1 and “Surname” on line 2).

FAQs – About Ordering Stikins Name Labels

Order online, by phone (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm), or by post (using our order form). We accept payment via credit/debit card (online/phone), PayPal account (online), and cheque/postal order (post). Groups and organisations (e.g. schools, nurseries, nursing homes and residential care facilities, activity groups etc) can request a proforma invoice and pay by BACS transfer.

Stikins are a personalised product so you must check your details carefully before you checkout. You can also double check your details on the order confirmation page and in your confirmation email. Contact our Customer Service Team as soon as possible if you find any errors.

Schools and PTAs signed up to our school fundraising scheme have a unique fundraising number. Quote a school fundraising number as you order to add to the school’s commission total. If you forget to enter your school’s fundraising code or don’t know what code to use, get in touch with our Customer Service Team and we’ll add it to your order.

School fundraising numbers track the commission earned by our fundraising partners – they are not discount codes.

FAQs – About The Price Of Stikins Name Labels

Our prices include VAT and standard UK delivery. We offer a 10% discount to all customers who order four or more packs of name labels and provide discounts to residential care homes and nursing facilities who order on behalf of their residents. Visit our Nursing Home Name Labels page or contact our Customer Service Team to find out more.

Our larger pack sizes (N120 or N90) are the most cost-effective options with the lowest price per name label. Any name labels that you don’t use right away can be stored for future use or kept on hand for emergency “on-the-way-out-of-the-door” applications.

FAQs – About Despatch & Delivery Of Stikins Name Labels

We make and despatch name labels every day – Monday to Friday, up to 3pm. Orders placed after 3pm, over the weekend, or during holidays go out on the next working day.

Standard delivery uses Royal Mail’s first class service. Around 93% arrives the next day with the rest usually take just a day or two extra (especially in the London area). Items may take up to five working days to arrive.

We also offer a special delivery service; Royal Mail’s Special Delivery Guaranteed Service guarantees that your name labels arrive by 1pm on the next working day.

We only ship to UK addresses BUT our sister company (Madebuy) sells Stikins name labels via Amazon and eBay and offer shipping to a number of worldwide destinations.

Orders will easily fit through any standard letter box. Those with a value of more than £32 are put on the Royal Mail’s Signed For First Class Service for additional security. Like our Special Delivery options, this service requires a signature. If no one is available to sign for your order, it will be taken to your local Post Office Collection Point (and a “While You Were Out” card should be left for your attention). If you aren’t sure if you will be available to sign for your name labels, you can request delivery to an alternative address.

FAQs – About Using Stikins Name Labels

Each pack of name labels includes full instructions for use. Stikins must be applied onto the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items. The only fabric items that they cannot be used to label are those without wash-care labels – like socks. When applying Stikins into shoes, you should stick them onto the side wall or beneath the tongue of each shoe. For all other personal items, simply stick your name labels directly onto the surface of each item.

There’s no sewing and no ironing required. In fact, it’s best to avoid ironing directly over your name labels as the heat will cause the synthetic materials to melt and shrivel up.

You can put labelled items through washing machines, tumble-dryers, dishwashers, and microwaves. Stikins were independently tested using the BS EN ISO6330 wash test procedure for 40 washes at 40 degrees and underwent six months of additional in-house testing in both washing machines and tumble dryers.

Stikins can be stored your name labels so that you can use them as and when you need them. We recommend that you keep your name labels in their original packaging and that you put them somewhere dry, out of direct sunlight, and preferably at a steady room temperature.

Got Other Questions & Queries – Get In Touch!

If you’ve got any other questions that we haven’t answered here you can take a look through our information pages online or contact our Customer Service Team who will be happy to help. Our office hours are 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

We’re Feeling Feline With Cat-Inspired Names & Free School Fundraising Samples

May 11th, 2018

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Stikins School Fundraising Presents: Some Fabulously Feline Names

Today marks the 37th anniversary of the debut of the musical Cats. So, while we were working on our school fundraising scheme for the summer, we also started thinking about the cat-inspired names that we’ve printed over the years.

While we’ve never printed name tags for a Grizabella, Macavity, or indeed a Rum Tum Tugger, there are plenty of names we have printed with a distinctly feline feel, including…

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Stikins School Fundraising Presents: Some Fabulous School Fundraising Samples

All this month, we’re helping our School Fundraising partners to prepare information packs for September’s new intake. Many schools are organising open days and information evenings for the parents of new starters. This may include creating information packs to prepare families for a new start at a new school.

This is a brilliant opportunity to spread the message about using name tags to defeat the problem of lost property, while raising money along the way. With the Stikins school fundraising scheme, schools and PTAs can earn up to 30% commission on sales of name tags made by parents.

What’s more, we’re offering plenty of free fundraising materials to help you spread the word and boost your fundraising totals for this year. This includes posters to put up around school, free parent leaflets to send home, and our fantastic free samples offer.

We will print five Stikins name tags for each of your new starters. Each set will be individually packed with its own parent leaflet and instructions for use. We then send the samples to the school to be distributed to new starters.

Request Free Samples And School Fundraising Materials

To request any of our free fundraising materials, you can either fill in our online School Fundraising Request form or simply get in touch with our Customer Service Team.

To request personalised samples, you will need to email us a list of the names you would like printing. An Excel spreadsheet is best, with the first names in the first columns and the surnames in the second column.

Data Privacy

We request a list of names for the sole purpose of printing your free samples. We load your list into our print system, print your samples, and then delete all copies of the list. If you cannot send full names, we recommend more anonymous alternatives such as initials and class name.

Happy Star Wars Day From Stikins Name Labels! #MayThe4thBeWithYou

May 4th, 2018

Stikins name labels - may the fourth be with you

To celebrate Star Wars Day, we’ve researched the most popular Star Wars names amongst our school uniform labels customers…

stikins school uniform labels most popular star wars names

Stikins – School Uniform Labels With An Adhesive Strong Enough To Defeat The Dark Side *

Okay, so maybe these name labels wouldn’t actually “defeat” the dark side but they DO:

  • Give parents A NEW HOPE that their children will bring all their stuff home from school.
  • Allow THE EMPIRE SCHOOL [to] STRIKES BACK against the problem of lost property.
  • Make it easy for the RETURN OF THE JEDI items that have gone missing.
  • Save parents from THE PHANTOM MENACE of wasting time and money on replacements.
  • Prevent an ATTACK OF THE CLONES by clearly identifying the owner of identical looking school uniforms. wash.
  • Help parents avoid the REVENGE OF THE SITH sewing needles and hot irons by using stick on name labels instead of sew-in name tapes and iron-on name tags.
  • Make sure school uniform stays labelled from the first to THE LAST JEDI wash.

Stikins are multipurpose stick on name labels and can be used to label all your children’s school uniform and kit. You can use one pack as clothing labels, school uniform labels, shoe labels, lunchbox labels, water bottle labels, P.E. Kit labels, and general purpose school name labels.

Our unique adhesive ensures that your school uniform labels will simply stick on and stay on. Stikins are so easy to apply; simply peel each label carefully from its backing sheet and apply firmly onto your items. You should apply Stikins onto the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items, onto the side wall or beneath the tongue of shoes, or directly onto all other personal items. They can be safely used to label items that will go through washing machines, tumble-dryers, dishwashers, and microwaves. Our school uniform labels have been independently tested for 40 washes at 40 degrees and we have received over 7,000 positive reviews from happy customers.

Use The Force (Or Your Computer / Tablet / Phone) To Order Stikins School Uniform Labels Today

You can order school uniform labels online, by phone, or by post. Our Customer Service Team is available 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. We print and post orders every weekday up to 3pm; if you order before 3pm, we will despatch your school uniform labels on the day you order. If you order after 3pm, over the weekend, or on a Bank Holiday, we will make your school uniform labels on the next working day after you order.

Standard delivery uses Royal Mail’s first class service. Around 93% arrives the next day, although it is not a guaranteed service and may take up to five working days. If you need to receive your name labels before a particular date, you can upgrade to next day delivery for £5.75. This service guarantees that your order will arrive by 1pm on the next working day.

Stikins Name Tags Plays The Royal Name Game #PrinceLouis

April 27th, 2018

Stikins name tags plays the royal name game

The Stikins Name Tags Guide To The Latest Royal Baby Names

The name of Royal Baby No. 3 has (finally) been announced and so we’re celebrating with a closer look at the names chosen by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. We’ve also had a bit of fun seeing how well these royal names fare amongst our name tags customers…

LOUIS

More commonly associated with European royalty (including 18 French Kings), it means “famous warrior” or “famous in battle”. Prince Louis shares this name with his brother and his father as both Prince George and Prince William have Louis as a middle name.

Stikins Name Tags Rating: Louis is the 44th most popular name amongst Stikins customers.

ARTHUR

Best known from the legend of King Arthur, this name has a number of possible origins and meanings, including two Celtic elements meaning “bear” and “king”. Amongst the Royal family, it’s a popular middle name. Prince William, Prince Charles, and King George VI (Queen Elizabeth II’s father) were all given the name Arthur as one of their middle names.

Stikins Name Tags Rating: Arthur is the 60th most popular name amongst Stikins customers.

CHARLES

Also popular among European rulers, Charles was introduced to the British Royal Family with King Charles I (and continued with his son, Charles II). The name is generally believed to mean “man”. Prince Louis shares this name with his grandfather, Prince Charles.

Stikins Name Tags Rating: Charles is a rarer choice amongst Stikins customers – we printed 3 sets of name tags with this name in 2017.

Stikins: Name Tags Fit For Your Little Prince Or Princess!

Children come with a laundry list of possessions that you need to buy and they need to keep safe. Keeping track of all your children’s belongings can be tricky – especially when they start attending nursery or school. School kit is often similar or identical in design and, as a result, lost property is an all too common problem.

With Stikins, you can avoid the upset of lost property (and avoid wasting time and money on replacements), by safely and securely labelling all of your children’s belongings with our easy to use multipurpose name tags.

Made with a unique adhesive, Stikins simply stick on and stay on. You can use them as clothing labels for school uniform, clothing, and fabric items including bedding, towels, and soft toys. They’re also suitable for use as shoes labels, lunch box labels, and water bottle labels, as well as general name labels for everything else that your children need (or want) to take with them when they’re away from home.

Stikins should be applied onto the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items. You should apply shoe labels onto the side wall or beneath the tongue. For other personal belongings, simply stick your name tags directly onto each item.

Order Stikins Name Tags Today!

Stikins name tags are available to order online, by phone, or by post. We supply four pack sizes: choose from 30, 60, 90, or 120 name tags. Orders are printed every day, Monday to Friday, up to 3pm.

If you need your name tags urgently, you can upgrade to a special delivery service. This guarantees delivery by 1pm on the next working day. Please note, that you need to request special delivery by phone.

To place an order, visit our website (www.stikins.co.uk) or get in touch with the Stikins Team.

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.

EASY SCHOOL FUNDRAISING:

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.

REWARDING SCHOOL FUNDRAISING:

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.

USEFUL SCHOOL FUNDRAISING:

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 info@labelplanet.co.uk.

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.  

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARVEY!

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 www.stikins.co.uk. Alternatively, give our Customer Service Team a call to order by phone OR fill in one of our order forms to order by post.