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We’re very excited about using our new My Nametags Colour Stickers on clothing. “I’ve already got colour stickers,” we hear you say…But these new stickers are different as they will stick to the washing care label in clothes so there’s no need to iron them in. They’re multi-tasking so you can also use them to label equipment like iPod’s, rulers, shoes etc.
1. Stick the colour label firmly on the washing care label or manufacturer’s label (press down on the sticker corners)
2. Do NOT apply directly to the garment/fabric.
3. Wait 24 hours before washing clothes for maximum adhesion. Stickers are washing machine safe (60º C) on clothing washing care labels.
You can also use them to label equipment
1. Just like our other stickers you can use these to label any equipment that has a smooth surface like plastic plates and cups, tennis rackets, shoes etc
2. Stick the colour label on a clean dry surface.
3. Wait 24 hours before washing/diswashing the item for maximum adhesion.
4. Stickers are dishwasher-proof and microwave safe.
Q I cut out the care labels as my child finds them itchy. So how do I use these new clothes stickers?
Q I want to hand down clothes to my younger children but I’ve already got iron-on labels on them.
A Call or email My Nametags and we will give you a free set of blank iron-on or sticker labels which you can use to cover up the existing name tag. You can then either use one of our new My Nametags Colour Stickers on the care label or an iron-on one directly on the fabric.
Q I’ve just ordered the new clothes stickers but have some of your old stickers too. How will I know the difference?
A The new clothes stickers will have a full colour design and come in a smaller plastic bag. Our old stickers (for use on equipment only) have a single colour design and come in a larger grip-lock bag.
Any questions please call 0800 3 213 203 / +44 (0)20 8877 0062
or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve been busy at My Nametags HQ this winter building a new website, creating new full colour designs and producing our brand new My Nametags Colour Stickers for clothes (that means no ironing…) and what’s more they stick on virtually anything else too. Pop them in your handbag and you can label anything from school jumpers to lunch boxes and trainers in a heartbeat. For a more detailed guide on how to use them click here.
We hope that you (and your children!) will enjoy using our new website www.mynametags.com, which we think is quicker, easier and much more fun to use. Our design motifs are now all full colour, and after listening to My Nametags customers, we’ve added over 150 new ones. You can now find anything from cricket and rugby to cupcakes and pirates! Plus we’ve added some gorgeous new backgrounds including stars, swirls, polka dots, camouflage and even waves.
Rest assured all My Nametags products are the same hardwearing quality but with 6 font types, 21 font colours, 254 backgrounds and 231 designs you’ve got over 7 million name tag options to choose from!
Win extra sets – three lucky readers, who place an order for our new My Nametags Colour Stickers up until February 14, will win an extra set of personalised stickers free. The draw will take place on February 15 at 9am. The winners will win an extra set of My Nametags Colour Stickers and will be notified by email.
If you want to tell your child’s school or nursery about My Nametags ring us on 0800 3 213 203 for a poster or download one here. My Nametags Colour Stickers cost £9.95 (plus £1 postage and packaging) for a pack of 56.
PS Don’t worry we are still selling our popular, great value, Classic Nametags in black and white too!
We thought it would be fun to look back through our name tag orders so far in 2012 and find the most popular boys and girls names. Leading UK baby names website www.babynames.co.uk has given us the meaning and origin of the top five My Nametags names.
The numbers in brackets show the popularity of each name according to 2011 data from the UK Office of National Statistics.
1. Oliver (the UK’s 2nd most popular name in 2011*) – comes from the French name, Olivier, and means olive tree. Famous Olivers include Oliver Cromwell (politician), Oliver Bierhoff (footballer) and Oliver Twist (fictitious character).
2. Jack (#3*) – originally a pet form of John, but now a well-established name in its own right. It means god is gracious and comes from Hebrew. Famous Jacks include the actor Jack Nicholson and the golfer Jack Nicklaus, as well as fictional characters Jack Bauer of TV series 24 and Captain Jack Sparrow.
3. Harry (#1*) – from Germany, a pet form of Henry and means home ruler. Since J. K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter book in 1997 it has steadily grown in popularity. Famous Harrys include Prince Harry, and football manager Harry Redknapp.
4. Thomas (#6*) – is the Greek form of an Aramaic byname meaning twin. Famous Thomases include Sir Thomas More who was one of Henry VIII’s key counsellors and American inventor Thomas Edison.
5. James (#5*) – is an English name and means supplanter. James is a royal name in Britain associated with James I of Scotland. Singers James Brown and James Blunt and of course fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond are some of the most famous people with this name.
1. Emily (#5*) – means rival and is a medieval form of the Latin name Aemilia. Famous people with the name Emily include Emily Bronte, a 19th century poet and novelist, and Emily Pankhurst, leader of the British suffragette movement.
2. Sophie (#6*) – is of Greek origin and means wisdom. The French form is Sophia and one of the most famous bearers of the name was Italian movie star, Sophia Loren. Famous Sophies include the Countess of Wessex, Sophie Rhys-Jones, who is married to Prince Edward and paralympian rider Sophie Wells.
3. Olivia (#2*) – means olive and comes from Latin. It rose in popularity in the 1970s when Australian pop singer/actress Olivia Newton-John played Sandy in the hit movie, Grease. Actress Olivia de Havilland, is best known as Melanie in Gone with the Wind.
4. Grace (#8*) – comes from Latin and means effortless beauty. Famous Graces include Grace Darling, lighthouse keeper’s daughter, who saved sailors during a storm in 1938. As well as, actress Grace Kelly, who became Princess Grace of Monaco.
5. Lucy (#23*) – is a French name which means light. It is sometimes assumed that Lucy is a pet form of Lucinda, but there appears to be little justification for this. Actress and pin up, Ava Gardener, was actually born Lucy Johnson. The Beatles used the name Lucy in their hit single ‘Lucy in the sky with diamonds.’
*according to the Office for National Statistics’ data on baby names registered in England and Wales in 2011
Tug of war, still very familiar in the UK as an informal sport was also an Olympic track and field event from 1900-1920.
This competition of strength saw two teams pulling a rope in opposite directions until the midpoint of the rope passed into the strongest team’s territory.
The Olympic sport was originally entered by clubs, which meant that one country would win several medals. This happened in St Louis, Missouri in 1904 when the United States won all three medals.
In 1908 at the London Olympics, it is rumoured that the U.S. team protested that the home team wore spiked, and apparently illegal boots. The home team though (made up of Liverpool police) argued that they were wearing their service boots and the appeal was dismissed.
1912 saw the Tug of War contest consist of a single match, as only two teams entered the competition.
Was this one of the strangest Olympic events ever?