Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Remember, Remember The 5th November…Is An Excellent Time To Buy Name Labels For Winter!

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

name labels bonfire

If you’ve made big plans this Bonfire Night we hope you have a marvellous time; whether you’re planning to build a splendid bonfire, watch a spectacular fireworks display, or simply have some fairground fun and food, we hope that you have a brilliant evening (and we’ve got everything crossed for good weather!).

Of course, we’d also like to point out that this is an excellent time of year to make an order of name labels for all those winter-related jobs that need doing. For example, if you’ve already dragged your winter wardrobe out from the back of your cupboard/wardrobe/attic/alternative storage space, you may well have a whole heap of winter warmers to get safely and securely labelled so they don’t go missing when you and your family need them most. From woolly hats and snuggly scarves to big, BIG coats and colourful mittens – winter means keeping track of a lot of accessories, which need to be put on, taken off, put on, taken off and it’s all too easy for something to get put down and left behind (for adults as well as children!).

You may also be planning to chase after some winter sun or have plans to spend your Christmas in a winter wonderland, on a warm sandy beach, or at home with friends and family, which means you might want to order some extra name labels to get all your holiday stuff safely labelled before you go (so you don’t end the year with someone losing their favourite jumper, cuddly toy, or other holiday essentials).

Name Labels for the Holiday Season

Name labels are also an ideal tool for dealing with (some of) the chaos that goes hand in hand with Christmas. Perhaps you’re looking at a crazy couple of weeks filled with event after event after event (after event), with school trips, residential trips, Christmas concerts, and Nativity performances – each of which will come with its own list of required “essentials” that need to be carted to and from (and around) different venues (usually in amongst a whole heap of identical or very, very similar belongings). Adding a name label is a quick and easy way to help make sure that your children can keep track of their stuff throughout the holiday season.

Our Stikins ® name labels are an easy to use multipurpose name label solution that can be used to quickly and securely label all kinds of items, including clothing and personal items. Each name label measures 30mm wide by 15mm high and is a plain white label printed with a bold black font to make sure that the information on the label is extremely easy to find and read when needed. They have been successfully tested by an independent laboratory using the BS EN ISO6330 wash test procedure for 30 washes at 40 degrees, and can be used to label any items that will be put through a washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher, or microwave. With clothing and fabric items they must be applied onto the wash-care label to ensure that they stick properly, while they can be applied directly onto other personal items (if you use them to label shoes, you should apply them under the tongue or onto the side wall and NOT directly under the heel).

We make and despatch name labels EVERY DAY (Monday to Friday), with all orders we receive by 3pm being posted out same day by Royal Mail’s first class service – so you can make your order, receive your name labels, and get your stuff labelled quickly and easily, and then get on with the more fun things in life!

To get organised this winter, simply head on over to our Stikins ® product page to start placing an online order today!

A Happy New Year To All Of Our Name Label Customers!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

We’re back for 2016, and we hope that all of our customers (and assorted friends and family) have had a wonderful Christmas holiday and a fantastic start to the New Year!

Hopefully the coming year will bring all kinds of good things (and possibly even a new year’s resolution to buy more name labels!).

Here at Label Planet, production is up and running once more; all orders placed over the Christmas holidays were printed and despatched yesterday (Monday 4th January) and all new orders are being processed according to our current despatch and delivery service level – production runs on Tuesdays and Fridays (up to 3pm), with all orders being made and despatched within three working days.

Orders are despatched via Royal Mail’s first class service; if you need to receive your order in time for a specific deadline (for example, if your child has a school trip coming up or a friend or relative is moving into a residential or nursing home), please give us a call. If you order by phone, you can request an upgraded shipping service (UK delivery only, £5.75 shipping cost) to guarantee next day delivery of your name labels.

We Wish You All A Wonderful Winter Wonderland This Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Happy Holidays From Label Planet!

We wish you all the very best for the Christmas Holidays & New Year!

Whatever your plans are for this year (and next), we hope they are full of festive sparkle and joy, and that your Christmastime is both very merry and very bright (with just a touch of snow for that perfect White Christmas).

It’s Your Last Chance To Order Your Name Labels Before Christmas

Monday, December 21st, 2015

It’s the last few days before Christmas, so here’s everything you need to know if you want to order labels before or during the Christmas holidays.

Last Orders Please
We will be processing and despatching orders up until 3pm on Wednesday 23rd December (production will be running today and Wednesday).

Our last orders will be despatched on Wednesday evening; all orders will be despatched via Royal Mail’s first class service as standard UNLESS upgraded to a guaranteed next day delivery option (shipping cost: £5.75), which is available to request by phone.

Please note that Royal Mail’s last recommended post date for First Class post is today (Monday 21st December) and anything ordered after this time is HIGHLY UNLIKELY to arrive in time for Christmas.

New Year’s Name Labels
Any orders placed after 3pm on Wednesday and those placed over the Christmas Holidays will be processed upon our return on Monday 4th January, with production running at three working days for despatch.

Getting In Touch With Us
While we will be closed for the Christmas Holidays, you can still send us an email if there is anything you need to query or discuss with us in the New Year. We will endeavour to respond to all correspondence as soon as we can, once our offices re-open on Monday 4th January.

FAQ – How Do I Request A Special Delivery?

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

There are only a few days left to order name labels in time for Christmas, which means that you might be thinking about requesting a special delivery service to make sure that your labels absolutely positively make it in time for the holidays.

We offer a guaranteed next working day shipping option for just £5.75 (UK only); to request this upgraded shipping service all you need to do is get in touch! Simply give us a call to place an order and upgrade to next day delivery. If you’ve just placed an order and realised that you’d rather upgrade, please give us a call with your order number/postcode to hand and we can upgrade the shipping for you.

If you don’t wish to upgrade to a next day delivery service your name labels will be despatched via Royal Mail’s first class service as standard. However, we would remind customers that this is NOT a guaranteed service – during standard operating conditions around 93% of first class mail arrives the next day, but with the Christmas rush in full swing, it is much more likely that items sent on this service will be delayed.

Christmas Holidays 2015 – Closing Dates For Label Planet

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Please note that we will close for the Christmas Holidays on Wednesday 23rd December, and will re-open on Monday 4th January.

Orders will be accepted up to 3pm on Wednesday; any orders placed after this time and over the Christmas Holidays will be processed upon our return.

Planning A Trip Away For Christmas? Add A Name Label To Make Sure Everything Makes It There And Back Again.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

While many people will be spending Christmas at home, there are plenty of people who will be planning trips away for the holidays, whether it’s a trip back to the family home, a festive flight to a Winter Wonderland, or an extravagant escape to a warm, sandy beach somewhere far, far away.

Name labels are a quick and easy way to label up your luggage to make sure that everything makes it there and back again.

Our Trons ® name transfers are the perfect way to label any fabric item; these labels work in the same way as transfers used to apply designs to clothing and will bond and fuse with the material of an item to form a completely permanent name label.

Meanwhile, if you’ve got clothing AND plenty of personal bits and bobs to get labelled up, our Stikins ® name labels are a multipurpose name label that simply sticks on and stays on. Whether you need to label up equipment for outdoor activities, camping gear, or bits and pieces to keep the kids entertained, these versatile labels can be applied to all kinds of surfaces to make sure that everything gets labelled safely and quickly to ensure that everything makes it back home when your trip is over.

Top tip: if you’re labelling bits and pieces for a family holiday, why not consider entering the family surname on one line (or even Family Surname) and a piece of contact information (such as a phone number) on the other line so that you can use one set of labels to get everyone’s stuff labelled up in one go.

Combat The Chaos Of Christmas With Name Labels

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Christmas inevitably means more: more people, more stuff, more chaos!

Whether it’s at home, at work, at school, or even pretty much any public place you can think of, there are crowds of people getting ready for the Christmas holidays, buying all of the bits and pieces they need for their Christmas celebrations, preparing for seasonal sales and events, or simply enjoying some well-earned time off.

And, of course, all of that chaos means that there are a lot of people with a lot of belongings moving about very quickly in small spaces, which makes it extremely easy for those items to go missing.

Name labels are a brilliantly simple way to help protect against items going missing, especially in very busy shared environments. Here at Label Planet we supply two types of name label products:

STIKINS ® name labels: this multipurpose name label simply sticks on and stays on, whether you need to label clothing, shoes and bags, or a whole range of personal possessions. In clothing, these labels should be applied to the wash care label and will survive repeat trips through both the washing machine and a tumble drier.

TRONS ® name transfers: this iron-on name transfer uses the same methodology and materials used by the clothing industry to apply designs to clothing; the transfer fuses and bonds with the material being labelled to create a completely permanent name label on any fabric item.

Remember, name labels can be used to label all kinds of items belonging to every member of your family; here’s our guide to ways that a simple name label can help bring some calm to the chaos of Christmas.

Labels at home: while Christmas might be a time of Winter Wonderlands, it’s also a time of hats, scarves, gloves, coats, and shoes all piled in together – not to mention visits to and from family and friends and trips here, there, and everywhere, which provide all sorts of opportunities for those Winter Warmers to go walkabout.

Labels in schools: most schools will spend December running through a gauntlet of festive activities, including Christmas concerts, trips, and the traditional Christmas play (be it Panto, Nativity, or something else altogether) – all of which means classrooms, cloakrooms, and every spare inch of storage space will be crammed full of costumes, musical instruments and related paraphernalia, sheet music and scripts, spare outfits and changes of clothes, as well as all kinds of props. It’s incredibly easy for things to go missing in such a chaotic environment and name labels are an extremely easy way for parents to make sure their children’s belongings make it home safely and for teachers and members of staff to try to keep track of school property as it is carted about from place to place.

Labels in nursing/residential care homes: whether you have a friend or a relative moving into a care facility this winter or they have already taken up residence, name labels are a quick and easy way to add some extra peace of mind. Nursing and residential care homes make use of shared spaces; from shared kitchens and laundry facilities to communal rooms and gardens for residents (and their visitors) to relax and interact. All of which means that clothing, bedding, and personal items (which are often of significant emotional value) can get mixed up or go missing – adding a name label is the perfect way to make it simple for staff to ensure that the correct items are returned to the correct resident, which saves them time and prevents emotional distress for the residents (and their friends and family).

Christmas Is Nearly Here! (AKA Here Are The Last Posting Dates For Those Last Minute Orders)

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

It is finally the 1st of December, which means that it is officially completely okay to talk about Christmas!!!

While name labels might not seem like an all-important item that absolutely MUST be delivered in time for Christmas, we know that some of our customers will need to receive their order in time for the holidays. Some might want to be ready for the next school term (whether it’s labels for a few new bits and pieces or a full set of school uniform and equipment for a new start at a new school), others might be buying labels on behalf of relatives living abroad (to be handed over during a Christmas get together), or perhaps an order is for a friend or relative who is moving into a nursing or residential care home during the holidays and their belongings need to be safely labelled in time for the move.

It is a simple fact of life that more and more items are being delivered around Christmas time and delays are now an unfortunate inevitability, which is why we would encourage our customers to avoid the rush by placing their orders as early as possible – especially if it is important that they arrive in time for Christmas. We also advise customers with a deadline to consider upgrading to a guaranteed next day delivery service (shipping cost £5.75).

However, if you find that you keep forgetting to order, haven’t got round to it yet, or have suddenly realised that you need more name labels, here are the final, final posting dates you need to keep in mind:

Sent via: Royal Mail’s International Standard & International Signed For
Last Posting Dates:
Thursday 10th December (Australia, Greece, New Zealand)
Monday 14th December (Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland)
Tuesday 15th December (Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA)
Wednesday 16th December (Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain)
Thursday 17th December (France)
Friday 18th December (Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland)

Sent via: Royal Mail’s International Standard HM Forces Mail
Last Posting Date: Friday 11th December (Static BFPOs)

Sent via: Royal Mail’s First Class & Signed For First Class
Last Posting Date: Monday 21st December

Sent via: Royal Mail’s Special Delivery Guaranteed
Last Posting Date: Wednesday 23rd December

PLEASE NOTE: we must receive your order by 3pm on the dates listed above to allow us time to make and pack your order.


Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Season’s Greetings to all of our customers

Have a very happy holiday & we’ll see you all in the New Year!

From Label Planet!