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Name Bubbles Personalized School Labels Will You Get Ready for the 2020-21 School Year

JoAnna Schwartz


Aug 11, 20

Name Bubbles Personalized School Labels Will You Get Ready for the 2020-21 School Year

We are very excited about this week's edition of 'The Weekly Bubble' because we got to hear from some of YOU! We recently sent out an anonymous survey to parents across the United States to learn more about how they've dealt with lost school supplies and other belongings in past years, and how they are approaching their back-to-school shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this study, we found that over 60% of parents getting ready for the back-to-school season are concerned about germs and viruses. We are setting out to answer the call and do our part in helping limit the spread of germs by encouraging parents to label their children’s school supplies, face masks, clothing, and other belongings.

Each year our Founder and President Michelle Brandriss, who is a mother herself, urges parents to "Label it or risk losing it. However, this year it's crucial to label and help reduce mix-ups and possible germ spread.”

Back-to-school shopping can be very expensive. Unfortunately, year after year, children tend to lose brand new and costly items, which can, in turn, drive up costs.

According to our survey, over 50% of families spend (on average) $100 or more per child for back to school shopping. Unfortunately, 94% of those parents had to replace lost items, with 35% of the families spending over $50 replacing those belongings. 

The most frequently lost items by children

We strive to make sure school supplies are never lost; and if they do get misplaced, at very least teachers and friends will know where to return them.

The most frequently lost items by children are as follows:

  1. School Supplies
  2. Hats/Gloves
  3. Lunch Boxes
  4. Outerwear
  5. Tops (shirts/sweatshirts)

With your child’s belongings returning home with them each day, our school labels pay for themselves by saving parents time and money. The School Labels Pack comes with a variety of dishwasher and laundry safe labels in different sizes and includes labels for an email or phone number.

According to our survey, over 57% of parents are concerned about personal items being mistaken for another child's belongings. Once the label is on and ownership of the item is established, the risk of spreading germs through an unfortunate mix-up becomes much lower.

Another benefit when it comes to labeling is the teachable moment that arises. The presence of labels sets up your child to be more careful and mindful of not only their things, but also of the items around them.

New rule: if your child doesn't see their name on it, it's a no-touch zone! 

This is an easy way to make sure that your child knows the importance of being respectful of their classmates' belongings with a gentle hand. As a bonus, this will help our little ones learn organizational skills early on, even if we still struggle with it ("tidy up the junk drawer" has been on my to-do list since March).

For school districts requiring students to wear face masks, we highly recommend parents to label their child's face mask with iron-on labels. Doing so will keep a child's mask in their possession and help parents keep a little peace of mind. Through 9/30/2020, parents can save 30% on our Iron-On Face Mask Labels at using code FACEMASK at checkout.

This upcoming year will be different than what we’re used to. From the extra costs to the extra precautions, we understand the stress that this time is bringing. We hope that we can help alleviate that stress by even just a bit so that you can stay focused on the things that matter. 

The worries that often happen each day take up space from the happy moments, the quality time with your family, and the small victories. So, allow your head a bit more space for these joys, rather than the worries. Stick a label on it and forget about it! 

Thanks for reading and joining us this week. We wish you and your family a very safe and healthy back to school season. And remember, we are always here for you.

JoAnna Schwartz

I’m the Vice President here at Name Bubbles and have had a chance to work in many different areas of the company since I joined in late 2011. I graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Studio Arts in 2010. I naturally...

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