Friday, April 18, 2014

Egg-cellent Easter Ideas for Families

This long Easter weekend is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with our kids, and what better way to engage them than by playing and creating?

It’s no secret that Oliver’s Labels staffers love all of the many ingenious, crafty and unique ideas posted by bloggers for everyone to enjoy. So, we’ve scoured the internet for a few of our favorites. We hope you enjoy them… and your precious time this weekend with your families!

Yarn Easter Eggs from Fantastic Fun & Learning – the perfect craft for preschoolers. It’s a fun way to practice fine motor skills and is so cute it would look wonderful hanging in any home!

Image: Fantastic Fun & Learning

Bunny Paper Garland from Mini Eco - this tutorial comes with a downloadable template, but you could always customize your own bunny face depending on the scissor-wielding abilities of your kids. J

Thursday, March 6, 2014

March {Break} Madness

Have you heard of March Madness? It’s a huge college basketball event that takes place every March, and often causes eyeballs to be glued to the television (and butts to the sofa) for extended periods of time. However, for many Moms that phrase takes on a completely different meaning…

The school break is almost here, and the kids will need to be occupied for an entire week. (Eek!!) If you’re in part of the country that’s still covered in snow and experiencing extremely frigid temps, this is even more daunting because you can’t just send the kids outside for the day!

We know you'll be looking for fun activities to keep the kids busy, so we’ve come up with a few cool ideas…

Image: Natalia Heilke / Tally's Treasury

Friday, February 7, 2014

2014 Valentine Round-Up

No matter if you’re young or old, there’s something magical about Valentine’s Day. Even if you don’t subscribe to the red-roses-and-chocolates mentality, you can’t deny the sweetness of this holiday, or the fact that kids LOVE it!

So why not surprise your kids with a fun Valentine activity or recipe to make together? Using Pinterest for inspiration, we’ve rounded up some amazing ideas. Many of these are perfect for classroom treats, so spend some quality time having fun and getting crafty with your kids!


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thank You For A Wonderful 2013!

The end of 2013 is almost here - and what a year it has been!!

You asked for more designs this year, and we delivered!  It was thrilling to have launched 16 new designs over the past twelve months, including:

  • Chinese Calligraphy          
  • Dragon Tattoos
  • Graffiti Monsters
  • Princess
  • Birds 
  • Skateboarders
  • Brown Bear™
  • Hungry Caterpillar™                  

  • Monkeys
  • Luchadores
  • Flutterbugs
  • Arcade
  • Zombies
  • Music Notes
  • Empire City
  • Military Vehicles       

  • Just a few of our new designs launched in 2013

    2013 also saw the introduction of our Loot Bag Packages, which have been a hit with parents for more than just parties; new Personalized Wall Art products for more ways to make your child's room their own (without marking the walls!); and increased website functionality for even greater customization of labels and packages.

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    Wordless Wednesday - Our Great Wall of Friends

    Thanks for all your comments on our blog posts! Every time you interact with us on social media, you are added to our Great Wall of Friends.

    Thanks for being part of our story! :)

    Monday, December 16, 2013

    Fun Christmas Websites

    I love everything about the holidays - hot chocolate, making snowmen, Santa Claus, spending time with family and friends… what's not to love?

    So, over the years, I've found a few resources that I go back to again and again to kick up the Christmas spirit a notch. If you love Christmas, too, check 'em out!

    1. Portable North Pole - this fantastic, free service allows you to make a custom video for your child FROM SANTA!!! What could be better than seeing the look of wonder and amazement on their faces when they get a personalized message from the big elf himself?

    2. Elf Name Generator - no Christmas would be complete without knowing what your elf name is, right? It's a silly, fun way to usher in this festive time of year.

    3. Visiting, where there are lots of things to do, including fun seasonal games and great blog posts

    4. Scouring the web for the best free Christmas printables, like these:

    If you have any favorite online holiday resources, please share them with us - Happy Holidays!

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    Thursday, December 5, 2013

    Holiday Kickoff

    The holidays are here! 

    American Thanksgiving and Hanukkah signalled the official start of the holiday season, followed quickly by Black Friday and Cyber Monday. My, how the time is flying by!! If the December dash hasn't begun at your house yet, it's coming.

    We here at Olivers Labels are busy preparing for our best holiday season yet, and are thrilled to offer limited-edition HolidayWall Art decals, as well as lots of fun tips, giveaways and festive fun on our social media pages (links are below)! 

    But, before we get into all the fun of the season, we want to take a moment to reflect on those who arent as fortunate as we are. If you are involved in an act of kindness in your neighborhood or community, let us know about it! Whether youre volunteering at a homeless shelter or hospital; donating funds or resources to causes in other countries; or contributing to your local food bank, we would love to hear about the many acts of kindness being done this holiday season. 

    Let's inspire each other and make a difference in the lives of those around us.

    Let the merry-making, cooking, gift buying, baking, decorating and hot-cocoa-drinking begin!

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