Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Holidays

These days we are all busy. Shopping, wrapping, trimming, baking – lots of doing. This is our last post before Christmas, and so we pause just a moment, to wish you peace and happiness this Holiday Season.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winter’s here! Or… “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

Winter’s here! Or… “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
Winter will officially arrive in the Northern Hemisphere on December 21, 2010. According to Wiki Answers “If ‘winter’ is defined as the statistically coldest quarter of the year, then the astronomical definition is too late by almost all local climate standards…” Anyone in any city in North America this past week would have to agree! Just in time for this winter wonderland, we at Oliver’s Labels have made ourselves over in the image of winter. Visit our homepage
and get in the spirit, cuz baby, it’s cold outside!

Invisibility, Walking on Water and Control over Natural Elements
Just in time for the Holiday shopping season, we are launching our new Ninja design theme.The Ninja is a prevalent figure in popular culture and is loved by young and old alike! According to Wikipedia, some legendary Ninja abilities include invisibility, walking on water and control over natural elements. Who wouldn’t love to have those super-powers…especially the latter on these frigid winter days?

Need stocking stuffers? Or, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
For those of us who are too cold to venture out on these last shopping days of the Holiday Season… remember, there’s still time to buy a gift card on-line.

Yours warmly,
Deborah Miller, Customer Support Manager
and from all of us at Oliver’s Labels

Monday, November 29, 2010

Great Holiday Gift Ideas from Our Family to Yours

Holiday Shopping? Why not think about Oliver’s Labels to help family and friends get organized into the new year? Here are some great gift ideas from our family at Oliver’s Labels to yours.

Photo Labels for older kids… Consider a gift of personalized photo labels for the older kids in your life. We know of kids beyond preschool, in fact elementary and high school kids that can’t get enough of these. They love to put these labels with their picture on laptops, iphones, ipods, other electronics and books. An added bonus for Mom and Dad – if stuff gets lost, we can help reconnect you while protecting your family’s personal information by adding our unique Found-itTM code to the labels. Visit our website for more information http://www.oliverslabels.com/Products/product.aspx?ProductID=9

Always a great practical gift… Why not consider a gift card? An easy and practical gift for your friends and family. Visit our website for more information http://www.oliverslabels.com/Products/giftcard.aspx

Consider sending a starter package… Always a popular gift for new parents in your life. Contains Original Labels for cups and toys, Stick-eez™ Clothing Labels for clothes and Small Tags for backpacks and jacket zippers. Visit our website for more information http://www.oliverslabels.com/packages/

And don’t forget about Happy Hanukah… Help make life in a Kosher home easier with a gift of kosher kitchen labels. With the same superior quality as our original labels, they are durable enough for use on items that go in the dishwasher, microwave, fridge or outdoors. Visit our website for more information http://www.oliverslabels.com/Products/kosher.aspx

For all your family organizing and labeling needs, remember, we have great solutions – superior products and service you’ve come to know and trust.

Happy Holidays! On behalf of all of us,

Deborah, Customer Support Manager

Monday, September 13, 2010

Oliver's Labels is our name, Customer Service is our game!

Hello from everyone here at Oliver's Labels!

Here are some delightful feedback quotes that we received recently from our lovely customers! Feel free to share your own feedback and experiences or comment on these! WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

"You have wonderful customer service, your representatives are so nice and do everything they can to help if there is an issue with something. THANKS!"

- Morgan, New Jersey

"Thanks for your prompt and excellent customer service!"

- Beth, Texas

"Your website is extremely user-friendly! I love the simplicity of the font and page design. The checkout process was smooth and friendly for a first time customer. Thanks, I will definitely be coming back!"
- April, New York

"Great website and easy to shop. Easy to find answers to my questions. Always enjoy shopping with you. A great service for parents and their kids! Thank you!"

- Candace, Oregon

Stay tuned for next weeks blog!
Customer Support Manager

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Oliver's Labels, a leader in durability!

Hello there from everyone here at Oliver's Labels!

We hope you all had a lovely Labour Day weekend. Back-to-School season is in full swing, and we trust that you have organized and labeled all of your kids belongings to keep them out of the lost-and-never-found pile!

As all of our customers already know, our labels are not only beautifully designed, but they are waterproof, dishwasher safe, laundry safe and will never peel, scratch, tear or fade! Here at Oliver's we stand behind our unmatched durability, but it is always nice to hear that from other parents and customers. On that note, this week we were reviewed by the lovely Kati Perrine of "Country Girl, City Life", a popular blogger located in the United States. Kati writes, "We heavily tested our labels putting them through multiple dishwasher loads, washing machine cycles.. frozen on ice packs and microwaved on containers, we even hand scrubbed the labels and they all made it!". Needless to say, we were delighted to hear Kati's feedback, so from all of us here at Oliver's, THANKS KATI! To read the full blog posting please click here.

Stay tuned for next weeks blog!

Customer Support Manager

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

Hello from everyone here at Oliver's Labels!

If you are half as busy as we are right now with Back-to-School season, you must be one busy bee! Shopping for school supplies is quite stressful whether its their first year or their last, so here are some great tips to help you through the process:

- Get organized! Make as many lists as you need to ensure your shopping trip is efficient and gets done in a reasonable time frame.

- Consult with other parents on what to purchase for your kid if its their first year in school. Or, when it doubt, get back to the basics: Pens, Pencils, Erasers and Paper!

- Look for deals and steals! Just because an item is on sale does not mean it is of lower quality than an item of full price. If you can save a buck or two, do it! You will thank yourself when you're using the money you saved to treat yourself to something special.

- Label everything! Regardless of how old they are, they are still bound to lose a few items or even lend them out to their school mates, and what better way to keep track of their belongings than by putting their name on them!
- Check out Oliver's Labels Back-to-School Guide for more useful hints and tips!

Because its the last week of August, and summer is quickly fading away, if you didn't get a chance to enjoy the outdoors, do it now! This is the last long weekend we will see until Thanksgiving rolls around, so make sure you get out and do something exciting while you still can.

Stay tuned for next weeks Blog,
Customer Support Manager

Monday, August 23, 2010

Seasons Change but our Shipping Times won't!

Hello there from everyone here at Oliver's Labels!

We are in our busiest season of the year right now and things are quite hectic! Parents from all around the globe are preparing to send their children back to school, and to say the least, orders are flooding in for everything from Iron-On Labels to Mini Bag Tags. Its good to know that despite the chaos, parents are still keeping their kids organized by labeling everything!

Although we are in our peak season right now, our production and shipping times are still as speedy as ever. If you place your Back-to-School order today, it will ship to you within 24-48 hours! To read more about our shipping procedures, please click here.

When placing your order feel free to use the promotional code OLIVERSFRIENDS to receive 10% off of your order!

Stay tuned for next weeks blog,

Customer Support Manager

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Its Back-to-School time at Oliver’s Labels!

Hello from everyone here at Oliver’s Labels!

Well, its officially that magical time of year, when the air gets cooler, the days get shorter and your little ones realize that summer doesn’t last forever…

Back-to-School time!

Whether they’re preparing for Daycare, or bracing themselves for High School, the fact remains the same – they need to stay organized! We keep it simple, just label everything! From pens to binders, shoes to sippy cups, labeling everything is your one way ticket to avoiding the lost-and-never-found pile! Order your labels as soon as possible to avoid not labeling their items on time! We recommend ordering at least 3 weeks before their schools start date.

Check out our Back-to-School Guide available now on our website for useful tips on how to keep them organized and prepare for the best school year yet!

Stay tuned for next weeks blog,

Customer Support Manager

Friday, August 6, 2010

Oliver's Labels on the Today Show!

Greetings from all of us here at Oliver's Labels!

This week we have some very exciting news to share with you!

On Thursday August 5th, 2010, our products were featured on the immensely popular television program the Today Show!

This particular episode segment focused on sending your kids back to school, and featured many useful products and tips on how to keep them organized all while having fun. To view the episode online, please click here.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to Kristin Chase and Liz Gumbinner of Cool Mom Picks for including us in their segment on the Today Show!

Stay tuned for next weeks blog,

Customer Support Manager

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Beat the Heat!

Hello from everyone here at Oliver's Labels!

This week, North America has been hit by a heat wave! We have experienced higher than normal temperatures all across our continent, with the average temperature being over 25°C/77°F! For those of us who enjoy the high heat and high humidity, this is great news. But for the rest, air conditioning is a must!

Here are some tips to stay hydrated and avoid the heat wave!

- If you are heading outdoors, wear a wide brimmed hat to keep the sun off of you and your kid's face! Sunburns can be quite dangerous so its best to be prepared.

- Choosing a waterproof, sports friendly sun block is also a must. We recommend one with a minimum SPF of 50 for children and a minimum of 30 for adults.

- Drink plenty of good old H20! Fruit juices and soda are lovely on occasion, but water is the most ideal liquid to consume during a heat wave to hydrate instead of dehydrating like most sugary liquids will.

- Getting out to a theme park is also a must for summer entertainment and if possible, try to take your kids to a water park! There's no better way to cool down than to go for a dip. Be sure to order your Oliver's Labels Safety Wristbands to be sure your kid's are identifiable should they get lost!

- Prolonged stays in the heat will drain anyone, whether it be an adult, a child or even an animal, so whatever you choose to do, don't do it all day!

Stay tuned for next weeks blog!
Customer Support Manager

Friday, July 9, 2010

Brand New Blog Reviews!

Hi there from everyone here at Oliver's!

Summer Camp season is among us right now, and we have been keeping extremely busy!

We wanted to share some very positive feedback we have received recently through several different Mommy Blog's. Feel free to check out the following links to read what Mommy's think of Oliver's Labels!

Mama Monkmee's Blog

The Dirty Shirt Blog

Lee-Ann's Crazy Life Blog

Toronto Teacher Mom Blog

Stay tuned for next weeks blog!
Customer Support Manager

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day!

Hello again from all of us here at Oliver’s Labels!

If you are in Canada – Happy Canada Day, and if you are in the United States, surely you’re looking forward to Independence Day! There are many reasons to celebrate this weekend, so kick back, light a sparkler and enjoy the celebration of our great Nations!

Photo Labels – How many uses can you find?

We are happy to announce that since introducing our Oliver’s Photo Labels many of our loyal customers have not only given them a test run, but the designs they have created are spectacular! And if we dare say so, the customer photos provided are absolutely adorable! Additionally, we are pleased to say that many businesses have chosen to use our Photo Labels for their companies, and have even used their very own logo! How innovative and useful!

What uses can you find for our Photo Labels? Order a set from our website at www.oliverslabels.com and receive a 10% promotional discount off of your entire order! Simply enter the code: OLIVERSFRIENDS to receive your discount!

Stay tuned for next weeks blog,

Customer Support Manager

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Last Minute Camp Tips!

Chances are by now your kid is almost packed up and ready to go to camp! Here are some last minute camp tips courtesy of Oliver's Labels!

- Make sure every item they are taking has been labeled!

- Always double check every item has been packed, and cross reference with your packing list! Please feel free to consult with Oliver's Labels Packing Guide for tips on what to pack for them!

- A little pep talk never hurt anyone, make sure your kid is comfortable, aware that although they're going away, you are still there for them and most importantly, get them excited!

- Make sure to brief your kid on safety precautions. This is a pretty standard and basic procedure, even simply telling them to always abide by camp rules is a great idea.

- If your kid is going to camp for the first time, and is nervous about not knowing any other kids, make sure they know how wonderful it is to make new friends!

Check out Oliver's Labels Summer Guide for inspirations, tips and ideas to make your kiddies summer the best one yet!

Stay tuned for next weeks blog,
Customer Support Manager

Friday, June 11, 2010

A Photo Sticks Forever!

June has been a very exciting month so far here at Oliver's Labels. With the warm weather here, and summer camp season coming up, we have been keeping extremely busy!

Introducing Oliver's Labels Photo Labels!

One of the reasons why June has been so exciting for us is that we have just released our brand new Photo Labels! Keeping your little ones belongings out of the lost and found has never been easier, and what better way to identify their stuff than by putting their face on it? Not only are our Photo Labels cute, colourful and innovative all at once, they are also a blast to make! With our easy-to-use photo uploader and design tool, creating your kiddies Photo Labels can be a fun project for the both of you. And while you're at it, feel free to try our custom fonts to make your Photo Labels even more personal!

Stay tuned for next weeks blog,
Customer Support Manager

Oliver's Labels Summer Guide!

Oliver's Labels Summer Guide!

Even though your little ones are done school for the year (and seem to
have way too much time on their hands at that!), that doesn’t mean you
have more time as well! That’s why we decided to write a Summer Guide
for all of those busy parents out there who cannot find time to schedule
activities for their wee ones, and need a little help! In our Summer Guide
you will find five sections; Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Sports, Outdoors
and Arts & Crafts, all of which offer fun inspirations to keep your little ones
busy this summer!

Please click here to view our Summer Guide!

Stay tuned for next weeks blog,
Customer Support Manager

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Oliver's Labels Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine!

We have some very exciting news to share with you this week here at Oliver's Labels!

Entrepreneur Magazine has decided to feature us in their Top 100 Brilliant Companies List for 2010! This is quite an honour and we would like to extend a huge thank you from the Oliver's Labels family for this feature!

To view Entrepreneur Magazines website click here!

Stay tuned for next weeks blog!

Customer Support Manager

Friday, May 21, 2010

Product Review by My Wee View!

My Wee View is a wonderful website created by a lovely woman named Lynette who is both a wife and a mother. A while back Lynette was kind enough to write this amazing review about Oliver's Labels! Click Here to see our review live (and to check out the rest of Lynette's website!) or simply scroll down to read the full review.

From all of us here at Oliver's, thank you Lynette!

Like most companies, they start when Moms notice there is a need for something new. Oliver’s Labels is no exception. Well, there is a bit of an exception – Debbie, the owner of Oliver’s Labels started this business because her nephew was always loosing his stuff. So although Debbie is not Oliver’s Mom, she is one heck of an Auntie to start a business for her nephew.

Oliver was always losing things, since Debbie had years experience in the printing industry, she decided to make some labels for her nephew. But it didn’t end there. The labels actually have a tracking device. On each label there is a unique number and instructions to visit www.OliversLabels.com if the item is found. The finder can then type in the unique code and include their name, email address, and a description of the item they found. Then Oliver’s Labels will send you an email with the finders info. Your email address will never be sent to the finder, unless you contact them to retrieve the lost item. It’s quite a unique and neat system. Great for things for younger kids like jackets, but also good for the older kids who will lose cell phones and ipods!

I tested the system, and 48 hours later, I received an email from Oliver’s Labels letting me know that my lost item had been found!

I dealt with Helen at Oliver’s Labels, the process was very easy to get the labels. I simply had to tell Helen the name on the labels I would like and then pick a design. Oliver’s Labels has many different designs, for boys and girls, or just plain colours if your little one doesn’t want a picture on the label. When you visit the site make sure to check out all the labels, I thought there was only 1 page of designs, but there are 4. I received the fantasy labels with my daughters name on them just a few weeks later – complete with instructions.

Oliver’s Labels sent me their new line of labels, Stick-eez™- so instructions weren’t even really necessary because they are SO easy to use. Just peel and stick! I was sent a few different sizes of labels. I used the mini labels on my daughters sippy cup, it was very easy to peel off the sheet and put on the cup. The cup has been washed, used and well loved and the label remains! I was also sent the clothes Stick-eez™ labels. Once again, I just peel and stick. I put this on the clothing tag as the instructions suggested to make sure I would get the maximum bond. This label can go into the washer and dryer and it still remains on the shirt tag. No ironing, no sewing, just peel and stick. This is great becuasewe all know if somethings means putting extra work, we just wont do it! No extra work here, it’s easy as pie (easier). The hardest part is not sticking your fingers to the sticky part. I was also sent some shoe labels, however since my daughter is yet to be walking, I did not have the opportunity to test out how well these would work with a walking toddler.

I love the idea behind Oliver’s Labels, I could have used these when I was young (and maybe I should put something like this one some of my stuff now – like my purse – I seem to forget it everywhere). I will definitely be using these for my daughter, children’s items are so expensive. It’s great to have names on things, but what if someone finds your items and doesn’t know you? Then what, I guess it means you are out of luck!

Oliver’s Labels also has some great informative stickers for their labels as well, one of my favourites is the No Nuts. I have a co-worker whose son is severely allergic to peanuts. She has to make sure that everywhere shes goes she tells them about his nut allergy. This was especially important when he was too young to talk. How easy would it have been if all his clothing, shoe and backpacks has a label on it with his name and a picture with No Nuts? I think this is a great idea!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Summer is Almost Here!

June is fast approaching, and for most of us, this means our little ones will be done school for the year!

Naturally, we may feel a little anxious when we picture ourselves scheduling a plethora of activities to keep our kids busy. The trick here is to coordinate activities that will fill the gaps in time between your schedule and theirs (or lack thereof). And of course, make sure they enjoy the activities you have planned for them or else you may hear the ever familiar “But mom, I don’t wanna go!”

Here are our Top Three hints to help you coordinate the best summer your little one has ever had!

For Boys & Girls

Planning group activities that will get them to spend more time outdoors is very important and will also make for healthy peer relationship building. Try signing your little one up for a sport they are interested in, and ideally with schoolmates they are familiar with (but if not, forming new relationships can be just as rewarding for them).

Many of us experience anxiety during the summer months out of sheer paranoia that our wee ones are no longer learning on a daily basis, so how do we combat this? Lessons! Surely your little one has expressed interest in perhaps a musical instrument, an art medium, or even something as simple as crafts! Facilitating the ability for your child to be creative is beneficial and rewarding for both of you!

And finally, let's discuss family camping trips. How often is it that we can spend a few days with our family enjoying mother earth? There is something to be said for entertainment via conversation, and that something is: it doesn't happen often enough! So pack up your bags, prepare some healthy snacks, dig out those hiking boots and prepare for a rugged outdoor adventure!

We hope these friendly tips will help you brace yourself for summer!

Stay tuned for next weeks blog, and thanks for reading.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Custom Fonts Are Here!

This week at Oliver’s Labels we have some very exciting news…

You asked; we answered! Custom Fonts are now available for use on our labels!

After receiving requests from our loyal customers, we have implemented new and exciting fonts for you to use. With two dozen unique designs and five different fonts to choose from, now you can personalize your little one’s labels even more!

When placing your order, simply click on the ‘change font’ link (located to the immediate right of “Design Theme”) and experiment with fonts including “Script” for a more elegant look, “Fun” to keep your labels looking youthful, “Plain” to keep it simple,“Comic” the original Oliver’s Labels font, and “Type” for a cleaner look.

Stay tuned for next week’s blog, we will have even more news to share with you!

Thanks for reading.

Customer Support Manager

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother’s Day dates as far back as the Greek age, when once per year they would celebrate and honour ‘Rhea’ – mother of the gods. As most holidays and celebratory times do, Mother’s Day morphed into many different religions and cultures and modernized itself into present day with gift giving, breakfasts in bed, and beautiful homemade cards.

On a day to day basis, modern mom masters the art of juggling her family, her career, her household and her social life, all at the same time. She packs lunches, walks the dog, drives her cubs to soccer practice and somehow manages to look fabulous at the same time. One might say that Mother’s are the glue that hold the pieces together.

Most would agree that mom deserves more than one day per year to celebrate motherhood. However, because she excels at making do with what she’s got, mom is always content with her special day – so long as the people she cares for are with her. It takes a special woman to be a mom; a woman who understands the importance of motivation, acceptance, and most importantly, love.

This Mother’s Day, whether you’re a mother, a daughter or a grandmother, take a moment to reflect upon how amazing you really are! You deserve it.

“Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”


Customer Support Manager