Last Updated on April 13, 2017 by Marie Bautista
I have always thought having your stuff labeled with your name is so old-fashioned.
Blame it on my mom who had a mom who always embroidered her name on every hanky (and underwear, I swear!) she has. My grandma’s love for putting my mom’s name all over her stuff sort of spilled into my mom who took the labeling stuff to the next level by not just embroidering my name on my hankies, but labeling all my school stuff (from notebooks to lunch boxes to pencils) with my name.
(A Photo from Etsy. That’s my mom’s name, btw)
But, there is a good thing to labeling.
You see, when I was in kindergarten, I had a bully.
She was much more well-off than me, which makes me wonder to this day why she loves getting my stuff.
So, one day, I had enough. I told the teacher that this kid has been getting my stuff (and when you are in kindergarten, everything you own is special, even that embroidered hanky with some – err – snot on it).
Of course, my bully suddenly morphed into an angel and swore the hanky which she was holding was hers.
“But I have a name on it,” I said.
Teacher looked, and there, clear as a sunny day was my name lovingly embroidered by mom –
My hanky thief tried to wriggle out of her predicament by claiming “Marie” was her nickname and it was how she was called at home, but of course, since her name does not even have a letter M or anything on it, Teacher did not believe her one bit.
Fast forward to current days when school was about to start. I saw my son do a classic tween move – he rolled his eyes and made a face as I asked him to bring out all his school stuff and glared at my sharpies.
(I sort of muttered that he will be thankful for all my labeling efforts someday.)
Guess what, he was thankful after he came home from school. He left his pencil case in a classroom and the kids there returned it to him, because he has a name on it.
Then he asked me if there are other school stuff that I can write his name on.
Well, I found this site which makes beautiful personalized books and gifts, for all occasions, with different themes for boys and girls.
Just check out these personalized lunchboxes.
And this personalized placemat:
(I wish I have one of these…)
Having something labeled in your name, personalized, makes that something truly your own, and that’s what the creators of I See Me have in mind. Their products celebrate each one’s uniqueness, taking personalization to an entirely new level.
Just check out their personalized story books. One of my favorites since it happens to be the name of one of my most favorite little persons (my cousin’s grand-daughter)looks like this:
Who does not love looking at their photos when they were born? This Hello, World! book is the perfect gift to welcome a new baby. It is personalized with the baby’s name and the baby’s photo. It is something that the child would love to read over and over again, as the book commemorates the day she was born into this world.
I See Me personalized books has the child’s name on the cover and everywhere in the book. Having her name from cover to cover would make her feel pretty special, like the book was really made for her.
You would love a child’s face when she gets something with her name on it.
I See Me items are reasonably priced and they offer 100% guarantee, meaning that your order will arrive error-free with beautiful quality. If it doesn’t, it will be replaced.
Cym Marzan says
I usually label my kids things because they're so young pa and are not mindful of their school things. My eldest always loses her erasers, which are hard to label.
Those things are so cute! I like the placemats, they would definitely entice my kids to eat their meals.
Melisa Sanchez says
So cute 🙂 my mother also loves putting names our blankets, pillows, face towels using by yarns and other colorful yarns. I love it.
Gil Camporazo says
Making kid's things personalized with a name on it is making him realize the importance of belongingness and ownership. Putting to his mind that he has his personal things owned by himself.
MELISSA U says
I love the idea!I don't have any kids but I do have younger siblings. Maybe I should sew their name on their blankets, pillows, etc. too. 🙂
I love to put labels on my son's stuff. How I wish I know how to embroider hanky and clothes. My son lost his P.E. uniform in his grooming kit even there was a name on it. I think if I embroider the name, no one will get it. lol
That is so lovely. I might as well do something like that too – that is whenever I feel crafty. Hehe
Esme Sy says
Labeling is part of my life, lol. It's a must for me, but not something I do excessively, just for the kids to know which is theirs and which aren't.
I rarely saw embroidered handkerchief nowadays. My daughter loves putting her name on her belongings. 🙂
Anna Plaida says
I like to label my things before with my name pero now ok lang na wla kasi basta color pink or red everyone knows na it belongs to me. But for my son lahit ng gamit nya sa school may name na
Icee Sumatra-Baterna says
This is so cute! My child has one educational app on her tab that has her name. Indeed, it makes it very special when something has your name on it! Will prolly get that personalized lunch box when she's old enough to go to school. hehehe
Mommy Maye says
Nice sis. If I will have a baby girl I will make sure she will have blankets with embroidery. I will crochet one for her then have her stitched 🙂 I like the lunch boxes.
Mark Villar says
Its normal when you put label on you things or you might lost it especially pencil/ballpen at school. lol. But this is really a cool stuff.
Melgie Campbell says
The personalized lunchboxes are so cute. I was thinking about it for my daughter, but decided to go with frozen design. I love to do personalized on everything with my kiddies, super like naman kasi nila.
Domesticated Mudra says
even if i'm already a grown-up (no, let's not use the O word here. lol) i still love having my name on some of my things. i guess my kids got that from me 🙂
Allan D says
My son's school things are personalized with stickers, crayons are also labelled with his name. Unfortunately, he still left and loss most of his crayons. For three months, we already bought him four or five sets of crayons. Iniisip ko nga na lagyan na ng tali ung crayons nya. hehehe
Labeling your kids lunchboxes or items in general should be practiced by other mothers I believe. We have lots of issues in the school that other children/students are claiming other things not their own. Hopefully, labeling would help lessen the issue.
JanzCrystalz January says
I remember, my mom did labelled some of my stuffs before.. Hay how I miss my mom.. As for the lunchboxes they really look cute.
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen says
I also love personalizing my daughters things! Cute ng lunch boxes!