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:
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.
- 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?
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 Balm
2. Energy Bars
3. Hand Warmers
4. Lots of Socks!
5. Ear muffs/cosy hat
6. Go Pro
9. Playing cards
10. Stick -on name labels
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.
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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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.
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.
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
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.
This years London Marathon is took place on Sunday 13th April, and this time round all of us at Easy2name were behind the one and only Adam Brown. Adam is the nephew of one of Easy2name’s employees and most famously known for his part as dwarf Ori in director Peter Jackson‘s trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit. Although for many years previously we loved him performing annually in the local pantomime in Newbury.
Adam was running for The British Heart Foundation in the London Marathon, in memory of his late father who tragically passed from a heart attack at the end of last year. If you to, would like to support Adam please donate through this link www.justgiving.com/BrownAds He has now raised nearly £6000 for the fantastic charity.
Well done to Adam and all the brilliant runners.
We personalised Adam’s shirt and many other runners with our iron on large letter transfers, so everyone can shout out their name and cheer them on. If you need any for future events you are taking part in go to this link to purchase them. Only 50p per letter.
Fundraising is an important part of our company ethos here at Easy2name. We are well aware that all schools and nurseries are always trying to raise money for various projects and we also know that school children have a habit of mislaying items of clothing, books and personal belongings. It was these two things combined that led us to start our fundraising scheme 13 years ago.
The scheme is simple, parents buy our products and we give the school 20% cashback on the orders.
We are very proud of the strong relationship we have with over 4000 schools and nursery groups in the UK. Our most successful schools raise over £1500 with our scheme every single year. By offering 20% cashback on all orders placed, even smaller groups can reap a substantial amount of funds from doing really very little. And we continue to see this as a win-win situation, our groups are very happy to be raising money and we continue to welcome new groups and schools every week.
Of course it is not only schools and nurseries that can benefit, we have numerous Scout & Brownie groups raising funds with us as well as care homes and smaller charitable projects.
St John’s School in Wiltshire came up with a great way of keeping their uniform looking smart by stipulating that all parents buy specific labels from us (see image below) The gold on navy ID tags really stand out, and are used on the outside of PE kit. What a great way to raise even more funds for the school and avoid any lost property. If you are a large school you may want to consider designing your own labels with us?
Click here to view our ID Tags page.
Most importantly you can claim funds from us as often as you like. Simply log in to your account through our website and we pay directly into your bank account.
Could it be any easier?
Click on the link to register with us today:
Today, 6th March 2014 is World Book Day. Lots of children are dressing as their favourite book characters. Are yours? And what are they? We would love to know the most popular.
The website www.worldbookday.com has lots of fun activities, resources and events to look up, and even some top story books for just a £1. From nursery to secondary age, it’s got lots of ideas.
Our favourite books in the office are: Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (in fact any Roald Dahl classic), The Rainbow Fish, The Blue Balloon, Topsy and Tim, Mr Men, We’re going on a bear hunt and of course, Peter Rabbit.
Pancake Day is soon to be upon us. We love Mary Berry at Easy2name so here is her classic pancake recipe:
BASIC PANCAKES – from Mary Berry’s Complete Cook Book
250g (8oz) Plain Flour
3 eggs, lightly beaten
250ml (8fl oz) milk
250ml (8fl oz) water
75ml (21/2 oz) sunflower oil, plus
extra for frying
20 t0 23cm (8 to 9in) frying pan
* Sift the flour into a bowl and make a well in the middle. Add the eggs and a little of the milk and gradually blend in the flour. Whisk together the remaining milk, measured water and oil and sift into the flour mixture. The recipe says leave to stand for 30 mins but we’ve always found it works fine if you use it straight away!
* Heat the frying pan. Brush with a little oil and pour in batter. Roll around the pan until it covers well. Cook for one minute, turn (or flip!) and cook second side until golden.
Delicious with sugar and lemon or limes. Or add a dollop of ice cream and even some Baileys. We also love them spread with Nutella chocolate (and cream!) and rolled up French crepe style.
* Make approx 10 to 15 pancakes depending on how large your frying pan is and how thick you like your pancakes.
Tip: You can also make a stack of these pancakes earlier and when you want to eat them, simply reheat in microwave or fry lightly again on each side. They will also keep rolled up in your fridge to eat next day.
ENJOY PANCAKE DAY EVERYONE.
It’s still that time of year for the great classic British Pantomime. This year several Easy2name employees have taken part in the local village production of ‘Aladdin’.
We’ve been practising each week for the past few months and the show date has soon come round. The clever writers have given it a modern twist by adding TOWIE’s to the character list in the form of Yasmin and her friends. We have been fake tanned to the hilt and our nails were immaculate.
We have all thoroughly enjoyed being part of such a wonderful community project that not only gave us plenty of laughs but raised money for charity too. Have you taken part in any stage shows this winter?
It is that time of year again where you very much get into the Christmas mode by starting your Christmas Cake. I made my very first cake last year and thoroughly enjoyed the whole process and cannot wait to start my second this year. I followed a Mary Berry recipe last year which I would thoroughly recommend. I think the key to a successful cake is to plan ahead. Below is the recipe I used.
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