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My Son’s Camper Achievement Award

My 12 year-old son is in his element when he’s at camp. Running around, getting muddy, hiking, swimming, skipping stones and catching frogs with a bunch of kids is pretty much a dream come true for him.

He always comes home with stories about the adventures they’ve had and new camp songs he’s learned. His arms are covered with dozens of friendship bracelets. Apparently, the rule is that the bracelets have to fall off naturally, and you can’t TAKE them off no matter how dull and tattered the once brightly coloured bracelets become.

The first year he went to camp, he’d never been away from home for a two-week stretch before. His big sisters were there so I knew they’d help him out if he got homesick. I also knew that they’d probably keep an eye out for any of his lost belongings.

Last year, he went solo, which made labeling all the more important. We went with the Limited Edition Camp Combo clothing labels for kids and had him choose the icon. We played a game by laying out all his clothes into piles, labeling them and taking pictures (Okay, it was mostly a game for me!) Clothes and hats were labeled with Tag Mates (my favourite!) and Skinny Minis were on all his toiletries. The beach towels got labeled (Tag Mates on the care tags), flashlight and water bottle got Sticky Labels, running shoes got Shoe Labels and his duffle bag and guitar case got the metal Bag Tags.

At the end of each camp session, funny, personalized camp awards for kids are given to each camper to recognize one of his or her most well known achievements. When we picked Eric up at the bus stop last year, he came down the steps of the bus, beaming with pride as he displayed his special award. It was the “Most Items in the Lost and Found” award!

When we got home, I dug all the sandy clothes out of the duffle bag and threw them directly into the washing machine. Fresh from the dryer, we laid them all out and compared them to the “before camp” photo.  And you know what? Almost everything made it back home. I think we were missing one water shoe and a t-shirt.

Without Mabel’s Labels’ camp clothing labels, I doubt Eric would have been reunited with his stuff and he would have missed out on winning that cherished award. Pretty soon he’ll be heading back to camp on that bus, everything labeled, and totally prepared to defend his title!

Have you got your Limited Edition Camp Combo yet? Hurry! It’s available until June 30th!

 

About the Author:

Karen Pearson is one of the friendly voices you’ll hear on the other end of the phone when calling Customer Service at Mabel’s Labels. She enjoys writing about her family, which includes a husband, 3 kids and a rescue dog from Greece.

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Sample Bin Cleanout, Free Label Giveaway!

Mabel's Labels

Join us on Twitter @mabelhood today from 1-4pm EST & 7-9pmEST for a #BinCleanout! We’ve noticed that our sample bin has gotten quite full so we want to spread the love by offering up some pre-printed labels to our Twitter friends for FREE!

How it works:

We’ll tweet out the names on the labels that we have up for grabs from @mabelhood on Twitter. If you know someone with the name that we tweet, reply to @mabelhood with the hashtag #BinCleanout and the name for a chance to win the labels for free. The winner of the labels will be chosen randomly out of the replies we receive. You will know if you have won via a tweet from @mabelhood saying “Congrats @username! You are the winner of the “name” labels. Please DM with your shipping addy to claim!” You can only win once throughout the duration of the #BinCleanout.

About the labels up for grabs:

Labels are samples from the Marketing department and name and designs cannot be substituted.

Retro Toy Giveaway!

 

Since all our staffers are pretty good spellers, we have a retro “See’n Say Spelling Fun-Damentals” that could use a good home. Did we mention that it’s been a film prop in our Touch Activated Animal Sound Labels product launch video? Check it out at the 1:02 mark & 2:21 mark!

Getting nostalgic while playing with the “See’n Say”, we asked some of our staffers what their favorite childhood toys were & here’s what they said:

 

Our Designer, Ashley loved changing Baby Alive’s diaper!

 

Deanna & Ainsley in Customer Service enjoyed their Cabbage Patch Kids Dolls.

 

Production Manager, Mary-Ellen spent a lot of time with her Etch-A-Sketch.

 

 

Our Shipper, Paris still has his Pog collection!

 

Wish you had a retro “See’n Say Spelling Fun-Damentals”? Here’s your chance to win!

Tell us your favorite toy from childhood that you wish your kid could have in the comments to enter, now! 

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