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Ministickers are here!

Our brand new Ministickers are perfect for labelling large amounts of equipment quickly. With 175 nametags in each set, every book, pen or pencil can be labelled ready for school. Just like our colour sticker nametags, Ministickers are 100% waterproof, rub-resistant and designed to withstand the rigours of daily school life.

Stylish and discreet, they are also a great option for older children or adults. It is possible to choose from 4 different colour palettes: Lollipop, Mint, Cupcake, and Plain. Click here to order your set now!

We think they are great, and for this reason we want to offer a free set of Ministickers to 5 of our lucky customers! To be in with a chance of winning your set, simply follow us on Instagram and complete this form – full T&Cs below.

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Terms & Conditions:

UK entries only.

Entrants must be aged 18 or over.

Competition closes at midnight on 08/08/2019.

Winners will be notified either by email or social media within a week of the closing date.

The winner will have 7 days to respond after which time we reserve the right to select an alternative winner.

There are no cash or other prize alternatives available in whole or in part.

The entries that are incomplete, illegible or fraudulent will be deemed invalid. No responsibility will be accepted for entries lost, corrupted or delayed in transmission.

Bulk entries made from trade, consumer groups or third parties will not be accepted.

Data is being held under the terms of our privacy policy and our terms and conditions.

Entry into the competition authorises My Nametags to contact you.

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Keep cool with our rainbow ice lollies recipe!

Cooking can be an educational and fun activity to carry out with your child, but with the summer’s heat, it’s better to choose to prepare something fresh. We think that ice lollies are the perfect summer treat! Easy to make, healthy and perfect to fight the high temperatures.

Download our recipe for the perfect cool-down ice lollies and let us know what you think!

Click here to download.

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How to prepare for a beach day, plus win an amazing prize!

We all love relaxing in the sunshine, but when it comes to going to the beach, a little preparation can really make a difference. Read on our simple tricks on how to make the day more enjoyable and leave all the sunburn and the sand behind!

  • Always apply sunscreen: we keep hearing this from doctors, dermatologists, and even our own parents, but somehow sunblock keeps being forgotten in the house. Sunburn can be really painful and dangerous, particularly on children’s sensitive skin, so the rule here is always better safe than sorry. Choose one that is fast absorbing, and apply it half an hour before sun exposure if possible, so the kids will be free to run towards the water as soon as they set foot on the sand. Reapply frequently, especially after any bathing.
  • Keep hydrated: with all the heat and the swimming, children (and adults) will need to keep hydrated during the day. You can invest in a stainless steel reusable water bottle that will keep the water cool throughout the day, avoiding spending extra money on overpriced water bottles at the seaside cafes.
  • Removing sand: no one likes to take the sand home, so better wash it off before getting to the car! Sand is so much easier to wipe off when the skin is dry, so it’s useful to ask the kids to come out of the water around half an hour before departure. If there’s no time, baby powder can help dry the skin faster making it easy to remove all the sand.
  • Zip lock bags: one of the main challenges of being at the beach is keeping objects dry and sand free. Ziplock bags can work miracles for this! Plus, keeping your mobile phone inside a zip bag will also make you less likely to look at it constantly, making it easier to relax and enjoy the day.
  • Never run out of snacks: whether you are sunbathing, swimming or building sand castles, being at the beach will make everyone hungry. Snacks are essentials, especially if you are spending the whole day out. Fruit is always a great option, not only it is healthy and hydrating, but it’s easy to pack and can be easily washed or peeled should it fall on the sand. Small sandwiches are also another great option, as they don’t require any cutlery and can be packed individually… and remember, it’s always safer to pack a couple extra!

Always remember that the most important rule is to have fun! And because we want to help you with this, we have decided to offer one lucky customer an amazing inflatable donut to bring along in your beach holidays! To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, simply follow us on Instagram and complete this form – full T&Cs below.

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Terms & Conditions:

UK entries only.

Entrants must be aged 18 or over.

Competition closes at midnight on 08/08/2019.

Winners will be notified either by email or social media within a week of the closing date.

The winner will have 7 days to respond after which time we reserve the right to select an alternative winner.

There are no cash or other prize alternatives available in whole or in part.

The entries that are incomplete, illegible or fraudulent will be deemed invalid. No responsibility will be accepted for entries lost, corrupted or delayed in transmission.

Bulk entries made from trade, consumer groups or third parties will not be accepted.

Data is being held under the terms of our privacy policy and our terms and conditions.

Entry into the competition authorises My Nametags to contact you.

Prize must be used with caution. We do not take any responsibility and we are not liable for any damage caused through use of the prize, be it indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages.

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Our research reveals what makes UK office workers tick

Our name labels are used by people of all ages, for a huge range of purposes. In recent years we have noticed a rising trend for customers using our name tags to keep their possessions safe at work. This got us thinking, why are so many office workers keen to keep tabs of their prized items in the workplace, and why are they having to go to such lengths to do so? Keen to find out more, we conducted research amongst UK office workers into the psychology behind our behaviour at work, and the rituals that become so important to us.

 

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Forming Bonds

In true British fashion, making a cuppa, cracking a joke and lending a pen were found as the fastest ways to form bonds with colleagues. In fact, as many as 65 percent of office workers believe that the social aspect of making a brew brings them closer to their co-workers.

We also looked into the actions that are most likely to boost popularity in the office, and found that helping a colleague with their workload, assisting with technical issues and saving a colleague from a challenging customer call were the top ways to win-over teammates. Taking charge of the office tea round also scored highly, with 77 percent of people agreeing that this is very valuable during the working day.

Unsurprisingly, the teammate who makes other colleagues laugh was voted the most popular in the office, whilst 70 percent said that sharing stationery also goes a long way in winning over co-workers.

The research also found that social interactions form a key part of our working life, with over half of those researched admitting that they would prefer office perks, including a happy working environment or never having to interact with annoying colleagues again, over a pay rise.

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What the Experts Say

Beverley Stone, Charted Psychologist, explains why social interactions are so important to our overall experience at work: “From my perspective, the most significant finding from the research is the large extent that people are motivated by small gestures. These are often overlooked by organisations, or even considered not important.  The environment we work in has a huge impact on our self-image and we need to feel valued and respected in order to thrive. Positive interactions with colleagues are so vital, as they reinforce feelings of belonging and being appreciated. Not feeling supported or believing that their colleagues lack integrity can lead talented people to look elsewhere for work, which will have a big impact on a business. This is why social rituals, however small, are an important part of UK office culture.”

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Office Bugbears

Our research also investigated the habits that are likely to cause friction in an office environment, finding that colleagues not pulling their weight, (56 percent), taking credit for someone else’s work (45 percent) and repeatedly coming in late (37 percent), were the top faux pas. People spending too much time on social media (33 percent), leaving washing up in the sink (32 percent) and confrontational colleagues (31 percent) were also listed as gripes.

When it comes to conflict, agreeing on the thermostat temperature was cited as a major issue amongst office workers. Eating smelly food or chewing loudly, stealing stationery and food thieves were also found to be causes of irritation.

We were shocked to find that 35 percent of those researched have had their food stolen from the office. While one third of people said they use name tags to prevent food theft, some admitted to going to extreme measures to prevent further incidents, including licking food or even putting laxatives in their meals to catch the culprit.

And it’s not just food that goes missing in the office. Over one third of workers have also lost stationery, with the majority (87 percent) revealing items have been taken from their own desk. This can also be a cause of tension, with a whopping 72 percent of office workers claiming they would be upset to lose certain items of stationery. Over half of workers also admitted being irrationally protective over their favourite item, such as their best pen.

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With this in mind, it came as no surprise that many feel compelled to take action if they have such items taken from their desk. Workers confessed to shouting across the office or sticking name labels on all their stationery as a reaction to having prized items stolen. Some even admitted to hiding or locking away their favourite items, while others said stealing from co-workers was the way they re-gained missing stationery.

Our new, smaller set of labels is perfect for sticking on office stationery, lunch boxes and snacks, helping to prevent the causes of tension in the workplace. To find out more click here.

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