Posts Tagged ‘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:

NON-UK ORDERS
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)

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

UK ORDERS
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.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM LABEL PLANET!

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!

Christmas Holidays 2014

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Please note that we will close for the Christmas holidays on Tuesday 23rd December, and will re-open on Friday 2nd January.

Any orders placed during this period will be processed upon our return.

Do you need your name labels for Christmas? Make sure you order before the last posting dates!

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Yes, this is a blog post about ordering things in time for Christmas!

While name labels might not be at the top of – or even on – your list for Father Christmas, we do know that some customers want to make sure that their name labels arrive in time for Christmas (or at least the Christmas holidays). Some customers want to have a brand new set of name labels ready for the next school term, some might have a child or children who are switching to a new school, and others want to buy labels on behalf of friends or relatives who are visiting for the holidays (often from abroad).

In each case, these customers want to make sure their order arrives safely before or in time for the Christmas holidays, which means they need to contend with the chaos of Christmas post and the Royal Mail’s last posting dates.

At this time of the year more and more items are being posted and delays become ever more likely; therefore, we advise customers who want to receive their labels in plenty of time to place their orders as early as possible (and definitely well before the last posting dates) and, if they need them urgently, to consider placing their order by phone and requesting a guaranteed next working day delivery option.

So, here are the dates to remember:
Royal Mail’s International Standard & Signed For Services (non-UK orders)

Saturday 13th December: Orders must be placed by 3pm on Friday 12th December.
Royal Mail’s First Class Standard & Signed For Services (UK orders)
Saturday 20th December: Orders must be placed by 3pm on Friday 19th December.
Royal Mail’s Guaranteed Next Working Day Delivery Service (UK orders)
Tuesday 23rd December: Orders must be placed by 3pm on Tuesday 23rd December.

To check our standard delivery information, please visit our website.

Schools: Get Organised For Christmas With Name Labels

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

It’s that time of the year when schools are busy planning and rehearsing all kinds of events to bring some Christmas cheer to their staff, students, and students’ families. The end of term involves an exciting list of events, such as carol services, Christmas concerts, winter trips, and performances of stories both traditional and non-traditional alike.

This means that, across the country, classrooms, halls, drama studios, dance studios, music rooms, and all the spaces in between will be quickly filling up with an abundance of scripts, sheet music, instruments, costumes and uniforms, props, music stands, and the obligatory bits of tinsel – not to mention the staff and students to go with them. Rehearsals and performances inevitably result in a lot of people and property sharing small spaces – with the result that it’s very easy for things to get mixed up or go missing.

So why not get organised this Christmas with our simple stick on name labels, STIKINS ®. This multipurpose label can be used to label pretty much everything and anything, and it’s simple and quick to apply. Schools can purchase STIKINS ® to mark up their own property (such as props and costumes or musical instruments and music stands) with the school name and the relevant department, or to provide the children involved in each production with a blank set of labels to write their name on and apply to the items that they need for a particular event. Parents can also purchase STIKINS ® to label up their children’s belongings; whether it’s the items they need for a particular performance, school uniform, personal items, or everyday clothing worn for rehearsals.