Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Kidecals

Disclosure: I received a gift code to create my own selection for review purposes.  All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Back to school for us is today, but I know for many of you it has already begun. We have a monumental year here, with a Kindergartner, and a first-time high schooler.  Woo hoo!

One thing I've learned as a parent of four, is that personalizing the kids' items when they are in school definitely comes in handy. For the younger children they serve as a positive identifier when you hit the mountain of items called 'Lost and Found,' and for the older kids they work well to differentiate between the cool items that all look alike (everyone seems to want what everyone has that's considered 'popular,'). Some of the items the older kids like that are 'popular' can be downright expensive.


Kidecals come in many designs, can be used for any number of things, and are easy to create. There are boy designs, girl designs, holiday pictures, and so on and so forth. There are decals that cover your keyboard, those that indicate allergies, and those for just the plain, but very important 'this belongs to me' task. I liked this rocket with a phone number to be used for the latter.


There are simpler styles too, if you don't want a cute picture attached, and just want the nitty gritty function of a good label. I thought these Kidecals above were nice because they came in different sizes and you could actually create the colors you wanted (see the color box on the bottom right, in the picture above).


Some of you know this year was my first attempt at growing live things outside. To celebrate the victories by sharing (isn't that part of the fun of gardening?), I thought these Kidecals would be fantastic! They are nice and big too, so if you're sharing something you've created (Homemade Salsa came to mind) from items in your garden, these would work perfectly on the jar. Add a nice ribbon and bow, and Euerka! you've got a fantastic gift idea.


Another option I liked was the holiday Kidecals. The Christmas ones were especially appealing to me.  You can see from the screen shot above that you can move the words around to where you like them best, and you get a great preview of what the label is going to look like.

There are many different functions and creative ideas for using Kidecals, and though the name implies they are for children, I've got some of my own that the kids had better not touch. ;)

You can learn more about Kidecals by checking out there website here: http://kidecals.com/
You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and/or G+.

76 comments:

  1. Those are wicked cool. I have to check them out.

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    1. Driving a bus into the water is cool too, lol
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  2. I have found that you are 100% on about personalized items and kids. If you don't... you may end up with another kids boots... When my Daughter was in school, one of her classmates decided he liked her moon boots better than his because hers looked new. I had the hardest time getting the parents to give them back.

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    1. It's ridiculous when the parents opt to not do the right thing, isn't it? It always surprises me.

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  3. I am so jealous of a school that doesn't start until after Labor Day! :) This our first year in school and my son already lost his backpack. These decals would be great so the bus driver would know who it belonged to!

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    1. I love that we go back so late, but I've been so busy lately I'm tired. Really tired. ;)

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  4. Those stickers are too cute, I am going to have to pick some up!

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  5. These stickers are too cute! And, you are right, it is so much better to put stickers on all the kids stuff. Mine were always losing things.

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    1. Mine do better than I did, but the still lose things from time to time. ;)

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  6. Yeah personalization surely helps a ton, those look like a fun way to do it to

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    1. I have an aversion to stickers, so I really like these (none of that yucky stuff to peel off that leaves residue).

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  7. There sure are a lot of choices. Something for everyone! I'll have to take a closer look. I love decorating the kids rooms. :)

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    1. I thought the keyboard decals were interesting. We have one keyboard w/the letters coming off. Could help the little man if we decaled it.

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  8. Aww how cute! I never had personalized name labels or notes as a kid :(

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  9. Oh yes, when my kids were in elementary school it was a must to label everything. Now in high school it's not a problem anymore, at least so far!

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    1. High school is easier, but when they lose something it's far more expensive!

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  10. They are so so cute! I wish there was stuff like that when I was going to school :)

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    1. We doodles all over everything to claim ownership. This is a much nicer way. ;)

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  11. These are so cute and practical! x

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  12. What a great idea and you really do need to personalize your kids stuff. We have had many lost items because we forget to label them.

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    1. My son has a unique name so labels are perfect for us!

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  13. Those are so cool! What a great idea :) x

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    1. Decals are nice because of the peel factor! :)

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  14. I have used Kidecals before. They have a great list of options and when I received my labels they are very durable. Ill definitely shop with them again! Hope you liked your labels too

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    1. Definitely durable. Thank you for visiting!

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  15. I wish I would have used these on my kid's stuff when they were younger. So many items they have gotten stolen or lost. These would have saved a lot of money on replacement products!

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    1. I bet charities love the end of the school year. Our school cannot be the only one with a mountain of lost and found items.

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  16. i love fun label stickers brill for kids 4 school :)

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    1. I like the size variances here. From the water bottle to the backpack, there's literally a perfect size for everything.

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  17. I sure wish these had been around when my kids were in school

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    1. Bet my mom does too. I lost everything.

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  18. These are the cutest i have ever seen and they have a really nice site

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  19. I would love to have some of the Holiday Kidecals. I make a lot of gifts and these would be perfect for them.

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    1. They are perfect for gifts!! Thank you for the visit.

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  20. Really cute labels. I took a look at their website and there are lots of fun patterns and colors.

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    1. They really do! Thank you for visiting.

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  21. I wish we lived near you, I would totally hit you up for homemade salsa :)
    ha ha... these look great.. and I tell you , it is a lifesaver labeling things to keep from having issues

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    1. And I'd give it you with a pretty new label on it. ;)

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  22. Without labels , my pencils and erasers never stayed more than a week . Wish I was a kid again , hahaha
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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  23. I love using decals and personalized labels on my boys' school supplies. I find that it keeps them from losing them or getting them mixed up with other kids in their classes.

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    1. My son't kindergarten teacher puts all supplies in containers on the middle of the tables. They can't leave the room. I thought that was brilliant! :)

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  24. Ooooh These are super cool. I love how they an be personalized. I could definitely use these for my son's school supplies. He is always bringing home other kids things. I am running over to check these out.

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    1. My son brought home someone's identical looking lunch box last year! I took it back to lost and found but we never did find ours.

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  25. These are awesome! I know I definitely love personalized things, so when my daughter starts school she will have personalized things as well. I'm going to have to bookmark this site so I can order some Kidecals later. :)

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    1. I've got it bookmarked too. :) Thanks for the visit!

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  26. cute! i hadn't heard of this brand before.

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    1. I love these, especially the big ones, though you can get most any size.

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  27. These are so cute! Dang! Where were they when we were in school!

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    1. Where were they when my second oldest was giving away his brother's video games when he was in grade school??? hahahaha :)

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  28. I still need to label some of my girl's stuffs. I'll check this out. Thanks!

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  29. I love the garden decals, very pretty and it's a great idea to make custom holiday gift tags, too!

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    1. I made some for the holidays, I could not resist. :)

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  30. Love the screenshots! very cool to see what options the offer.

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    1. They were easy to make, and fully customizable! :)

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  31. These are so awesome! The Kidcals are great to put on kids stuff and I can put different designs on them. Really nice idea!

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    1. This is a good one, I like this company. Thanks for the visit, Karen. :)

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    1. They really are, and I like those big ones!! I think they lend themselves well for gift giving. :)

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  33. I've not heard of these before.
    They are cute.

    Boy did I label! And labeled! And some things still take the good old sharpie :)

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    1. Got me a Sharpie over here too, Colette. :) I cover my bases. ;)

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  34. These labels are great. I really love the Christmas and garden labels that you created for yourself.

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    1. Aren't they cool? I didn't use 'mail4rosey' for the final product though, just for the write-up. ;)

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  35. I love the idea of using these to label the kids things and also to use them for homemade Christmas gifts. They have so many cute designs! Thanks for sharing.

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  36. These look really cute! My girls would love having these labels for all their stuff!

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    1. They hold up well too! Ours look good as new still!

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