Sunday, January 9, 2011

Giveaway: Label Lighthouse Stikins



"When Lena Grierson’s oldest daughter started school, and returned home one time too many without a glove, it was time to start labeling her name on things. Mrs. Grierson was surprised to find that there was no fast and easy way of doing that.

“Why not a peel-and-stick label?” she thought.  Why not indeed! Thus LabelLighthouse.com was born. Mrs. Grierson and her company are the exclusive distributors of
Stikins™ self-sticking name labels in North America. The Stikins™ self-sticking ID label is a very easy to apply clothing, shoe and item label. The clothing name label sticks on to the wash care label of the garment and is washer and dryer safe. It couldn’t be any easier. And that of course is the idea."

I love labels. There. It's out. I love labeling cups and pans and school supplies and...everything. But I'll confess that labeling fabric items has been rather a baffling thing to me, mostly because of the hassle factor. Enter Stikins from Label Lighthouse.

Now then, if you look closely at the photo above you will see the label isn't actually on the clothing itself, but on the care label. I'm wondering what would happen if you tried to apply the label to the actual fabric. Not sure on that. Just stick with the directions and you will probably be safe. Here's how they say to apply the Stikins:

Ensure that the garment is completely dry. Carefully peel the label from the backing paper, trying to avoid touching the adhesive. Apply the label onto the wash-care label of the garment. Using your thumb, smooth the label down for a few seconds to ensure that the adhesive fully bonds with the material. Do not wash the garment for at least 24 hours – This will allow the adhesive to continue to strengthen. 

Here are the answers to other frequently asked questions.

They suggest you use their labels for other items as well. Now then, my thoughts: I am partial to my labels from another company with the fun colors and pictures and all that. I love them. But I really do like the simplicity of things, particularly for areas that really aren't going to show. The labels are very small which is a plus for labeling clothing and other hidden places. The simple white background with black text makes it easy to read, and again, I really do like the small size of them for the purpose of quickly labeling gloves, shirts, etc.

I also really like that they are peel and stick. I am a seamstress and I know what I'm doing with an iron. And I STILL hate iron on kinds of patches. This is a huge improvement over that. And fast. Did I mention fast?

I always get our labels printed with our last name on them. This solves the problem of hand-me-downs and such. So our labels say, "The Dunham Family" on them. I would show this to you, but, ahem, I can't find mine at the moment. I'm not sure if they are in the pile to the left of my desk, or one of the seven stacks in the basement. But take my word for it: They are small and they say our name.

And now you can win a Starter Pack of Stikins of your very own.

Here's how:

  • Simply leave any comment on this post. Are you a label fanatic? Do tell.  That's an automatic entry.
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  • For a second entry, Check out the Label Lighthouse website and find out one of the other things they offer. Come back and let me know what you found.
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  • For a third entry, tweet this: Are you a label fanatic? Win a starer pack of Stikins Self Stick Clothing Labels via Label Lighthouse and @MeganDunham right here: http://bit.ly/eqqit8 - Come back and leave an extra comment letting me know you did that.
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  • For a fourth entry, mention this contest on your facebook wall and include the link to this giveaway: http://bit.ly/eqqit8. Come back and leave another comment for that one too.
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  • For a fifth entry, subscribe to this blog, St. Louis, Seminary Style. Come back and let me know that you did it!
The winner will be selected by Random.org. This contest will close on Friday, January 14. The winner will be notified over the weekend and will need to respond within 24 hours or risk forfeiting the prize to the next in line. This giveaway is limited to a US address only. IMPORTANT: You must have your email address available for me to contact you. If I can't contact you, I will choose another winner. It's happened before.

Congrats to:









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You can see the rest of this week's reviews and giveaways here. 
Disclosure: I received a my own starter pack of Stikins labels and once I find them - watch out! I will be labeling everything in sight. It isn't the fault of Label Lighthouse that I don't know which stack they are in. That's my own therapy session waiting to happen. See my proper disclosure statement here.

20 comments:

davisbaby said...

I love labels!

Rosalie said...

Labels are fun AND useful! You can apply Stikins Self Stick Clothing Labels on your shoes too. tweeted @rose_silly too!

NeedANap2 said...

I *need* labels!! :)

Chelsea said...

I like! My girls went to summer camp last year and I only had those iron-on labels, which are a total pain and don't last.

April said...

I think these would be great for labeling my daughters' ballet shoes!

Claudia said...

I love labels , you can never have to many :)
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I share this giveaway on facebook
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Stacey said...

I label everything - labels are my friend!

Stacey said...

They also offer fundraisers.

Stacey said...

tweeted here

http://twitter.com/#!/kawsarani/status/25014756570038272

Stacey said...

shared on Facebook here

http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=101701306571833&id=1066063551

Lisa Vander Maas said...

not even sure what I would do with these ... but will enter anyway .. I love to win!!!!!

Andrew Vander Maas said...

My wife is very organized and would use them to their full potential.

Lisa Vander Maas said...

can you tell who is on whose computer?

Andrew Vander Maas said...

Checked out the website. My wife would use these in books.

trixx said...

Love labels. I even have a label maker! These would be great since my daughter is in pre-k and things sometimes get lost in the shuffle.

trixx said...

I subscribe to your blog!

trixx said...

I learned that these labels can survive the washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave. Amazing!