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We are really lucky that Mia loves school and always has done. In fact we have never really struggled to get her to go apart from when I was heavily pregnant with Lottie and she kicked up a bit of a fuss every now and again. We have always made sure she is involved in choosing her school uniform and shoes so that she feels part of the experience each year and I think this definitely helps.
When Mia goes back to school after the summer holidays we try and mark the occasion with a little gift or a treat to show her how proud we are of her. When she started school for the very first time in Foundation, we were asked by Bags of Love if we would like to have a look at some of their personalised products designed for going back to school … perfect timing!
Bags of Love have been creating handmade personalised products in the UK since 2003 and have got a back to school section full of lovely gifts and products perfect for that special day!
Using your photos and designs, they produce unique personalised products, made on demand and their easy to use on-line design tools give you great control over the text, photo or graphic design, options and quantities.
With over 400 products to personalise we decided to create some lovely name labels perfect for Mia’s school bag and lunch bag and a special unique lunchbox to pop her packed lunch in.
Each product is really easy to design and we designed them directly on the website so we could get an accurate preview before ordering. All measurements are easy to see and as long as you design inside the marked out box, there are no issues!
We created the personalised sticky labels with a pretty pink border and Mia’s name on them so she can easily spot her things when they are on her school peg. The stickers are printed onto a full 700mmx500mm sheet so we can cut them out at home to the desired size (bear this in mind when designing as although Bags of Love checked with us, we nearly ended up with 1 huge label! My mistake!).
The strong sticky back fabric adhesive keeps the labels in place and is made from a smooth satin fabric so they blend in really nicely on Mia’s bag and lunchbag. They can be used for bags, t-shirts, upholstery, and even crafting projects!
We also created a personalised lunch box with a funny photo of Mia on her 4th birthday and her name clearly printed on the lid so it doesn’t get easily lost! Mia absolutely loves it and it fits lovely inside her lunch bag. I’m really impressed with the quality of the lunch box itself as I was expecting it to be a bit plasticky however it’s really sturdy and doesn’t feel like it will scuff or break easily if dropped!
We have been really impressed with the quality of the printing on the labels and the lunch box and Mia uses them a hell of a lot! We would definitely order personalised products from Bags of Love again and as they make everything in house, their delivery time is usually 2-24 hours (Mon-Fri) so if you are still looking for a back to school gift, there is still time to grab yours!
For more going back to school tips, check out Clipboard Claire!
Do you give ‘back to school’ gifts?