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Handmade Christmas Presents

18/12/2014

You don’t’ have to spend a fortune to give a gift that will make someone smile. Give Christmas a personal touch with these festive foodie gift ideas:

Decorated Biscuits

Whether gingerbread or shortbread, we all love biscuits. Simple to make and with lots of decorating options, they make fantastic presents. We love Gingerbread Stars with white icing piped on top. Remember to make a few extra so you can keep some for when guests pop in.

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Lemon Curd

  • 4 unwaxed lemons
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 3 free-range eggs (+1 extra egg yolk)

1.    Put the lemon zest and juice, sugar and butter in a heatproof bowl and stir over a pan of simmering water. Let everything melt.
2.    Whisk the eggs together and then stir into the lemon mix. Allow to cook gently for 10 minutes until the mix is creamy and will coat the back of a spoon.
3.    Remove from the heat and leave to cool (stir occasionally). Spoon into sterilised jars and seal.

Why not finish off your jars with some festive fabric and ribbon and attach one of our personalised woven labels?

 

Top 10 things to take on a ski trip

9/12/2014

All of us in the office love a winter break to the slopes. This year we thought we’d create a list of our Top Ten little extras you should pack for a stress free, fun filled holiday.

1.    Lip Balmtop 10 things to take on your ski trip
2.    Energy Bars
3.    Hand Warmers
4.    Lots of Socks!
5.    Ear muffs/cosy hat
6.    Go Pro
7.    Suncream
8.    Snowchains
9.    Playing cards
10.  Stick -on name labels :D

For 12 years we have been linked with Snowbizz, a family friendly ski company based in Puy St Vincent in France. So many of us in the office have enjoyed our holidays with Snowbizz and we couldn’t recommend them highly enough.

Everyone at Snowbizz uses Easy2Name’s waterproof stickers to label all their ski gear. If you’re off to the slopes this winter, you still have time to order your stickers, delivery in 1-2 working days.

Happy skiing!

 

Handmade Christmas Decorations

2/12/2014

Christmas is a great time to get creative with your kids. Handmade Christmas decorations can make great presents for school teachers and family friends as well as brightening up your own home. And the best part? There are so many simple ideas; here are a few of our favourites:

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How to label everything quickly!

21/10/2014

Label things quickly with Easy2Name’s Sticky Starter Pack

Our Sticky Starter Pack is the perfect option for anyone looking to label their children’s belongings easily and quickly. With no need to get out the needle and thread or the iron this pack is made for busy mums. Our hugely popular StickEasys for the clothes are included. They are designed to stick to the care tag inside clothes. They will stay stuck through the washing machine and tumble dryer… yes really! They are particularly useful for things that cannot be ironed such as waterproof sports jackets.

Name Labels

Below is how to label the clothing:

1. Stick the label firmly to the care tag or label in neck area (Do not apply direct to the garment/fabric)
2. Wait 24 hours before washing the clothes to allow for maximum adhesion.
So simple, you cannot go wrong!

Also included in the pack is our Stick on Labels for all other belongings. These labels really will stay stuck… for years! Even in the dishwasher, steriliser or microwave. Suggested uses are lunchboxes, beakers, tupperware, books and stationary. They can also be used inside shoes with the application of our Shoe Label Covers which are a clear cover designed to be stuck over the top of the Stick on Labels. This prevents the name from rubbing off where the feet rub against them inside the shoes. With 9 different colours to choose from including Fluorescent Orange and Green, the Stickers really do stand out.

Stick on labels

Below is how to label the belongings:

1.  Stick the label on a smooth, clean dry surface
2.  Wait 24 hours before washing/dishwashing the items for maximum adhesion
3.  For use in shoes, stick to the sole of the shoe and apply clear shoe covers over the top

Label your belongings

 

The Sticky Starter Pack is dispatched within 1 working day via 1st Class Royal Mail. We also offer next day delivery for anyone who needs them urgently at an extra cost.

If you would like to purchase a Sticky Starter Pack today, please click here.

Click here to view the reviews for this product. These were collected independently by Feefo.

 

Easy2name and Small Steps Parenting have 6 Back to School label and school bag sets to give away!

21/07/2014

Easy 2 name Competion with Small Steps

Easy 2 Name have teamed up with our friends at Small Steps Parenting, the UK’s fast growing regional parenting website for families of 0 – 5 year olds, to run a competition for your chance to win one of six Back to School Label and Shoe Bag sets worth £18.90 each, as part of their Summer Sizzler of FAB Competitions.

All you have to do to enter is head on over to Small Steps Parenting and you could be a lucky winner!

We all know how hectic it can be when trying to label all the school and sports kits ready for the new term. So, each set  includes all you’ll need to make things easier for you, including a super durable shoe/swimming bag.

The Back to School Set includes:

  • 30 Stick on Labels – Ideal for shoes, trainers, lunchboxes and sports equipment.
  • 10 Shoe Label covers – these transparent covers protect the name on the Stick on Labels from wearing off.
  • 30 Easytapes – Perfect for ironing labels onto all sorts of fabrics.
  • Personalised shoe bag – Ideal as a bag to take spare clothes to nursery, as a swimming bag or for keeping shoes and games kit together.
  • Bag Tag – Great new way to name sports bags to instrument cases.

As well as fantastic competitions, Small Steps has lots of helpful parenting support & advice, easy family recipes and great money-saving offers, as well as local events & things to do with your little ones. Why not take a look today?

Small Steps Parenting  - “Helping you have fun with your little one!” 

Easy2name back to school sets

 

Labels and Tags for clothes – Lost something today?

12/05/2014

Labels and Tags for clothes

 

 

 

 

 

A total of 3,680 hours or 153 days is spent searching for ‘stuff, over our lifetimes. Three quarters of all misplaced possessions occur in the home, with others losing things in the workplace and car every day!

It is a fact that in the UK, we spend ten minutes every day rummaging for lost items, from books and phones to car keys and even the cars themselves! sure, on 3,000 people.

Kids are much worse, leaving belongings for others to pick up and rescue! Bags, clothes, pencil cases, shoes – you name it – it’s left scattered all over place! The school lost property box will be a breeze if your little darlings have their belongings named, with suitable labels.

Easy2Name have an amazing range of labels, to suit every item. Simple to use and hard wearing, bespoke label options can be ordered without fuss and items are delivered quickly.

If you are not sure what you need, the team at Easy2name are friendly and knowledgeable and can be contacted by phone, e-mail or instant messaging.

For more information, call us on 01635 298326 or look at www.easy2name.com

Out of interest, here are the top 20 most lost items:

1. Mobile / smartphone

2. Coat

3. Car Keys/house keys

4. Bag

5. Sunglasses / spectacles

6. Purse / wallet

7. Lip balm

8. Hair brush

9. Gloves

10. Clothing

11. Umbrella

12. Book

 

Labels and tags for clothing – residential care and nursing homes

12/05/2014

 

 

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Finding the right care home can take some time. If you have specific or complex care needs it can sometimes be difficult. Charities and organisations related to your specific disability might be able to offer advice about choosing a home.

Easy2name note that the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) inspects all registered homes and produce reports on what they find. Reading the reports on the homes you are considering might help you make a choice.

Minimum standards issued by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety state that care homes should offer trial stays.  If possible, you should visit residential care or nursing homes that you are considering, to make sure they meet your current and possible future needs.

You may have a checklist with you of points that are important to you in case you forget to ask something, which may include:

  • Is it accessible?
  • Is it safe?
  • Is there adequate room for my belongings?
  • Is appropriate equipment available – for example handrails, hoists, adjustable baths and armchairs?
  • Can I have my family and friends to visit/stay?
  • Can you keep your own doctor?
  • Can your food, hygiene and dietary needs be met?
  • Can your religious or cultural needs be met?

Easy2name can help you to make sure that when you move into your selected care home, that your belongings are safe. With our diverse range of labels and tags, which are easy and quick to use, everything that you take with you into the home can be labelled. You will be safe in the knowledge that whether the item needs washing or not, the labels and tags will remain in place.

To order your labels for yourself or a loved one, call us today on 01635 298326. Alternatively, visit our website at www.easy2name.com

 

Labels for kids – to make Year 6 SATS a little less daunting!

12/05/2014

 

 

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Easy2name wish all year 6 pupils ‘Good luck’ with their SATS tests this week. Children can often feel nervous and even daunted, which is completely understandable. As a parent, it can be hard to know what to do or say to help.

Here are a few practical ideas on how parents and families can help children:

Give them these 6 Tips:

1.  Prepare all school things the night before so you don’t have to worry about organising themselves in the morning

2. Get a good night’s sleep – you could take a warm bath, have a milky drink before bed

3. Ensure that you have a good breakfast

4. Read the question before you attempt your answer

5. Attempt to answer all of the questions

6. In the morning, leave all of your worries behind you and ‘do your best!’

Easy2name are here to help you with labels, tags and stickers, for every occasion. Easy to use, durable and bespoke, we can supply exactly what suits you and your child.

Call us today on 01635 298326 and talk to our friendly and helpful team, or look at our website at www.easy2name.com

 

Growth patterns in children – Easy2name growth charts

12/05/2014

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Easy2name look at Patterns of Growth Development

It’s something you can see….growth is the physical change in your child’s size and weight. What you can’t always see is that development is the change in your child’s physical, cognitive (learning and thinking), emotional, and social abilities and skills. Growth and development are closely linked. For example, a child’s leg muscles and bones must grow and their brain must develop to a certain stage before they are able to walk.

Children’s growth

Usually, children’s growth and developmental milestones are linked to certain ages. These milestones are broad ranges that show your child is developing as expected. Each milestone has an age range, and your child will reach them at her own pace. Don’t be surprised if your child has his first tooth at 4 months, but equally, don’t worry if your child is still toothless at 10 months!

You can’t change, speed up, or slow this pace, but you can still help your child’s growth and development in many ways.

Disequilibrium

All children will have periods of “disequilibrium” as they grow and develop. Disequilibrium is a term used to describe the “out-of-balance” times that happen just before a child enters a new developmental phase. It is an “out-of-sorts” phase that can occur just before learning something new. Your baby may be cranky as she learns to crawl, your toddler may be pushy as she learns to be around other children or your pre-schooler may be frustrated as she gets used to pre-school. For more information, look at the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_development_stages

This stage for children often triggers an out-of-balance time for parents, too. Just when you think you have your child sussed out, they can change and you have no idea what to do! As frustrating as this is, disequilibrium can be good for both of you as you learn new skills to deal with a new phase. Growing up is tough work, for parents – and children alike.

Easy2name can help you juggle!

At Easy2name, we understand that being a parent can be a juggling act. To make life that little bit easier for you, we have created a diverse range of naming labels and products, to make keeping your child’s possessions easier to do. They won’t get upset at losing their favourite things and you won’t have to keep replacing lost items, at a hefty cost!

In addition, easy2name have a range of funky growth charts, which you can customise to your requirements, in order to keep an eye on their growth and development.

Take a look at our website at www.easy2name.com or give us a call on 01635 298326 to order your labels and bespoke names items.

We provide a fast and friendly service……so don’t delay!

 

Childhood Allergies – Easy2name help with Allergy wrist bands

12/05/2014

Kids Wristbands for Traveling

 

Childhood Allergies – the facts:

Did you know that almost 50% of children in the UK have allergies, and for those affected this can mean a daily battle of trying to keep symptoms under control.

Allergy is when the body has a reaction to a protein (e.g. foods, insect stings, pollens and antibiotics). These substances are called allergens, and for most people they are harmless. Common things that cause allergic reactions include: food (e.g. peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat and fish), pollens from tree and grasses, house dust mite and insect stings.

Allergy symptoms:

Allergic symptoms can affect the nose, throat, ears, eyes, airways, digestion and skin in mild, moderate or severe form.

These symptoms can go largely unnoticed until a child has been suffering with the problem for some time. However, the consequences of suffering with one, or several, of these symptoms every day can cause a child to struggle with their schooling and other general abilities. Concentration levels can be reduced from lack of sleep, or simply from having the symptoms.

Diagnosis and treatment:

The most important fact to remember is that if a child does develop an allergy, with early diagnosis and treatment of this condition, it will be easier to manage the symptoms and help minimise their effects on the child’s daily life. Look to www.allergyuk.org for more information.

How can Easy2name help with your child’s allergies?

If you know that your child has allergies, in particular food allergies, and you need to contain and label their food, medication, and/or remedies, Easy2name can help you, with our extensive range of bespoke labels, tags and named products. We also have a range of allergy labels and wrist bands so that your child’s allergies can be remembered, whatever they are up to.

Look at our website, www.easy2name.com and order your chosen items, or call us on 01635 298326 and talk to one of our friendly and experienced team members, who are always eager to help.