Archive for June, 2017

Summer Names For The Summer Season

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Last week saw the arrival of the summer solstice and today is the last day of June, which means it must officially and definitely be summer! So we thought we’d take a look at some suitably sunny names that are perfect for the summer season.

NAMES MEANING SUMMER:
BEHAR HEFIN  HAF  SUMMER  SUVI  VERA

NAMES MEANING SUN/SUNSHINE:
AARUSH  AELIUS  AFTAB  ELIO  HAUL  HELIOS  HEULWEN  IDALIA  KALINDA  KIRAN  RASHMI  RAVI  SAMSON SOL SOLANA SOLEIL SOLVEIG  SUMA  SUNDAY  SUNNIVA  SUNNY  SUNSHINE  SURAJ  SURYA  SYLVI  THEROS

NAMES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUMMER MONTHS:
All of the summer months are used as names but they also have symbols associated with them that offer a variety of subtly summery names:

JUNE
JUNO – the Roman Goddess for whom the month was (possibly) named
PEARL – a birthstone associated with June
ROSE – a flower associated with June
HONEY(SUCKLE) – a flower associated with June
CASTOR / POLLUX – the twins associated with Gemini, a zodiac sign linked to June
HERCULES – the Greek hero who defeated Karkinos (the crab of the zodiac sign Cancer)

JULY
JULIUS – the Roman general for whom the month was named
RUBY – a birthstone associated with July
LARKSPUR – a flower associated with July
(WATER)LILY – a flower associated with July
LEO – one of the zodiac signs linked to July

AUGUST
AUGUSTUS – the Roman Emperor for whom the month was named
PERIDOT – a birthstone associated with August
POPPY – a flower associated with August
(SWORD)LILY – a nickname for Gladiolus, a flower associated with August
ASTRAEA – the Greek Goddess associated with the zodiac sign Virgo


Visit our website to order Stikins ® name labels this summer – we’ll be printing and despatching name labels all summer long in preparation for the new school year. We print name labels every day (Monday to Friday), which means that all orders we receive by 3pm will be made and despatched same day. Orders received after 3pm or over the weekend will be made on the next working day.

All of our orders are sent out via Royal Mail’s first class service as standard and shipping is included in our prices. We also offer the option to upgrade to a guaranteed next day delivery option (by phone only, shipping cost £5.75) if you need to receive your labels in a hurry.

Happy #takeyourdogtoworkday From Label Planet (& Harvey The Stikins ® Dog)

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Today is officially Take Your Dog To Work Day – although we would argue that EVERY day should be take your dog to work day – so we thought we’d dedicate today’s post to our very own office dog, Harvey!

Harvey has been the Label Planet office dog for years and received an early promotion in 2010 when he was made the official mascot for Stikins ® name labels. His biggest (and perhaps only) challenge to date was to – very patiently – sit through an extra rigorous grooming session in preparation for a photo shoot to promote a new version of our flagship product (as seen in this truly professional portrait):


He has his own “desk” in the office in the form of a big brown rug, although he is invariably more likely to be found lying anywhere else (in particular, anywhere else that just so happens to be in the way) and has a particular fondness for spending his afternoons sunbathing by the front door.

Facts About Harvey:
Name(s):
Harvey Bear, Harvey Dog, Harvey Zebedee Worgan
Breed:
Labradoodle
Colour:
Brown
Best Feature:
Eyebrows!
Jobs:
Chief Chewer Of Boxes, Head Greeter of (New) Persons, Overseer Of Tennis Balls and Biscuits, and Team Leader For The Department Of Long Sighs, Snoring Loudly, and Squeaking Squeaky Toys At Inopportune Moments (Especially If Someone Is On the Phone)
Office Snack Of Choice:
Biscuits
Office Snack Of Choice While On A Diet:
Carrots
Exercise Of Choice:
Long Walks
Favourite Hobbies:
Sleeping, Eating, Lying Down, Walking, Resting, Soliciting Fuss, Snoozing


Did You Know: our multipurpose Stikins ® name labels can be used to label pretty much anything and everything, so why not use some of your Stikins ® to get your pets just as organised as your kids! You can label food tins, storage containers, water bowls, and leads – although please note that we wouldn’t recommend labelling anything that your dog will (try to) put in its mouth (e.g. toys).

Our easy to use name labels simply peel off their backing sheet and can be applied onto clothing (where they should be applied onto the wash-care label) or onto personal items that you want to keep securely labelled. You can order printed Stikins ® or – if you want a more flexible approach – you can order our Stikins ® Name Label Kit, which contains sixty blank name labels and a pen so you can personalise each label however you like!

Fun Facts & Truly Scrumptious Names For National Picnic Week

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Today marks the beginning of National Picnic Week, which aims to get us all out and about in the great outdoors with family, friends, and a good old pic-a-nic basket!

Picnics are a really easy way to organise a fun day out that won’t cost you the earth – all you need is food, fun extras to keep you and the kids amused, friends and family, and a picnic-friendly venue to set up camp. There are plenty of ways to keep everyone entertained from taking along a football or Frisbee, arming yourself with a good book or puzzle book, or even downloading a few apps full of fun games to keep you all amused.


Picnics – FUN FACTS
The concept of a “picnic” has varied hugely over time and has previously referred to medieval hunting feasts, country banquets, Victorian garden parties, and even indoor social gatherings or dinner parties at which every guest brought their own contribution to the meal.

According to the National Picnic Week website, each of us will attend at least three picnics a year (which means that the UK sees around 94 million picnics per year) and the average family will spend £26 on a picnic (meaning that we collectively spend around £2,479,720,000 on picnics each year).

While picnics can be arranged in all sorts of shapes and sizes from intimate meals for two to large family gatherings, there have been some truly impressively picnics that have managed to pick up World Records along the way, including:

The Longest Picnic Table – 322.42 metres long (2nd April 2017 / Réunion)
The Longest Picnic Line – 2,277 metres long (15th July 2012 / Canada)
The Largest Picnic – 22,232 people (20th June 2009 / Portugal)
The Largest Picnic Blanket – 1,760 square metres (April 2008 / Woven In Wales & Laid Out In South Africa)


Picnics – TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS NAMES
We’ve had a quick rummage around in our basket of previous orders to see if we could find any suitably sweet names to match our picnic theme and found Téa, Clementine, Honey, Cherry, Berry, and Candy.

Admittedly, this probably isn’t the healthiest selection for a real life picnic but we also found a whole selection of names meaning “sweet” that provide a subtler addition to our picnic theme: Anush, Dulcie, Esti, Madhu (Madhur/Madhuri), Miela, Pamela, Pollux, and Shirin.


Hopefully, you’ll have time this summer to indulge in a relaxing picnic (or two) and remember, if you need to get any food containers or drinks bottles labelled, you can always use Stikins ® name labels to make sure that everybody’s stuff is clearly and securely labelled (so at least you know there won’t be any arguments about which water bottle belongs to whom when you’re trying to pull off a peaceful family picnic).

Stikins ® name labels can be used to label all kinds of personal items; simply make sure that your item is clean and dry, then peel one of your name labels off its backing sheet and apply it directly onto the item. Use your thumb to smooth the label down to make sure that the adhesive fully bonds with the surface.

If you are labelling clothing or fabric items, you should apply your name labels to the wash-care label. In shoes, we recommend that you stick your name labels onto the side wall or beneath the tongue – if you apply Stikins ® to the floor of the shoe, the print will disintegrate over time due to the friction generated between it and the heel.

Visit our website today to Find Out More about Stikins ® name labels or to Place An Order.

Schools – Have You Requested Your Free Samples Yet?

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Once again, we’re offering schools and PTAs the chance to boost their fundraising totals by requesting free printed samples of our Stikins ® name labels to hand out to parents. In the past, we’ve found that these samples are a really effective way to get more parents to actually buy and use name labels on their children’s school uniform and equipment – which will both reduce the amount of lost property that your school has to deal with and boost the amount of commission that you earn through the Stikins ® fundraising scheme.

This year, we’re offering free samples to schools in May, June, and September – which means that there are only a few weeks left to request your samples before the summer break.

All you need to do is to request your samples (by emailing us or by filling in our online Request Form) and send us an Excel spreadsheet containing the names you need printing (with the first names in the first column and the surnames in the second column).

If your school has data protection guidelines in place that prevent you from sending full names you can also request samples printed with class names, initials, or just first names or initials and surnames. We only use the spreadsheet of names for the purpose of printing your samples; once your samples have been printed, the spreadsheet is completely deleted from our system.

We pack each sample individually with its own set of instructions and information leaflet. You can request samples for your new intake (who will be starting in September) OR – if you have added a link to your school or PTA website – you can request free samples for the whole school (this offer is available once per school but you can request samples for new intake each year).

Many schools like to send out welcome packs to new starters with information about the school and school uniform requirements, which provides an excellent way to introduce Stikins ® name labels to parents.

Visit our website to Find Out More about our fundraising scheme or to request your Free Samples (and to register if you haven’t already!).

Wonderful Names For Wonderful Women!

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Today sees the UK release of Wonder Woman, the first superhero film to be directed by a female director that also features a female protagonist, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the names used by female superheroes to keep their heroic identities a secret…

ANNA: member of the X-men known as Rogue
ANYA: the superhero Spider-Girl
BARBARA: both Barbara Gordon (Batgirl & Oracle) AND the superhero Mockingbird
CAROL: a superhero known as Ms Marvel, Captain Marvel, Binary, & Warbird
CAROLINE: “Carrie”, a superhero known as Robin, Catgirl, & Batgirl
CASSANDRA: Wonder Girl AND a superhero known as Batgirl, Black Bat, & Orphan
COURTNEY: the superhero Stargirl
DIANA: Amazonian superhero known as Wonder Woman
DINAH: the superhero Black Canary
DONNA: Wonder Woman’s sister (Troia, Darkstar, & Wonder Woman/Wonder Girl)
DOREEN: the superhero Squirrel Girl
ELIZABETH: X-men character Psylocke (also Captain Britain) AND the first Liberty Belle
EMILY: the superhero and vampire Looker
EMMA: X-men character known as the White Queen
EVE: the superhero Nightshade
FELICIA: the superhero Black Cat
HARLEEN: better known as Harley Quinn
HARPER: the superhero Bluebird
HELENA: the superhero Huntress & Batgirl
JANET: the superhero Wasp
JEAN: X-men member known as Phoenix, Dark Phoenix, & Marvel Girl
JENNIFER: Bruce Banner’s cousin (She-Hulk) AND the superhero Jade
JESSICA: Jessica Jones (Jewel, Knightress, & Power Woman) AND Spider-Woman
KAMALA: the fourth superhero to be known as Ms Marvel
KARA: cousin of Superman, known as Supergirl
KAREN: the superhero Bumblebee
KATHERINE: X-men member Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat) AND two characters known as Batwoman (Kathy/Kate) AND and the superhero Hawkeye (Hawkette & Lady Hawkeye)
KAYLA: the alias of Silver Fox
LAUREL: the superhero Silk Spectre in the Watchmen series
LINDA: alias for Supergirl (Kara Zor-El) AND another superhero also known as Supergirl
LYRA: the name of an alternative-universe version of She-Hulk
MAY: the superhero Spider-Girl
MAYA: also called Ronin, known as the superhero Echo
MONICA: a superhero known as Captain Marvel, Photon, Pulsar, & Spectrum
NATALIA: “Natasha”, member of the Avengers known as Black Widow
ORORO: X-men member Storm
RAVEN: X-men character known as Mystique
SELINA: the superhero Catwoman
SUSAN: “Sue”, Fantastic Four member Invisible Woman/Invisible Girl
VANESSA: the superhero Copycat


Did you know: here at Label Planet, we give parents the super power to label their children’s belongings quicker than the Flash, all thanks to the incredibly enhanced (super) power of our unique Stikins ® adhesive. This adhesive has been developed to ensure that our name labels will always simply stick in and stay in, leaving busy parents time for more important things – like saving the world.

You can find out more about our super name labels by visiting our Information Page or you can place an order today by visiting our Buy Stikins ® Page.