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The A, B, C’s of Luggage Tags

22 Jun

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Have you ever wondered the best way to personalize luggage tags?  There is the typical “name, address and phone number” answer but it really depends on how the tags are being used and who will be using them to know what’s appropriate.

Of course luggage tags can be used for suitcases, which is the traditional purpose.  But some other uses include identification of gym bags, backpacks, diaper bags, camp bags, athletic bags, computer bags, ski bags, golf bags, tote bags, musical instrument cases, brief cases and more.  Deciding which type of tag to choose and what information to include depends on the purpose of the tags.

For adults using luggage tags for suitcases while traveling and for other bags being carried by adults, the printed information should primarily include the following information:

(1) Your full name or at least your last name;

(2) A mobile phone number.  If your luggage is lost, the mobile number will be the easiest way to reach you. If there is no mobile number available use a home number;

(3) An email address.  Depending how security-conscious you are, you may consider skipping your primary personal e-mail address and setting up secondary e-mail just for your travel purposes;

(4) An alternate phone number. Consider listing an extended family member’s number who can assist if you are on the road.

Remember, since your luggage is out of your hands when you do short or long domestic or international travel, you do not want to publicize too much personal information. A number of experts suggest not listing a home address, as it can easily alert burglars that you are away from home when they see you traveling.  And it’s very infrequent that anyone would ship or deliver a lost suitcase to your home without contacting you first.

For items being used by teens or adults, the luggage tag should include a full name (or at least last name) and a home or mobile phone number.  If the tag is being used on a young child’s bag, for security reasons, consider simply an imprint such as: “Call (123) 456-7890 if Found” without a name or other information at all to prevent any issues with strangers.

If you wonder what type of luggage tags are best, we would suggest adding brightly colored luggage tag if you use a standard black suitcase.  This will make finding your suitcase much easier as there are usually so many bags that look the same when traveling.  A unique tag might even prevent the wrong party from picking up your suitcase thinking it was theirs.

Luggage tags are a practical and stylish way to make identifying bags easily.  When selecting a luggage tag you might notice different materials, such as laminated, brass, leather, or acrylic.  They are all very strong and useful.  So simply determine a style you feel the user will enjoy.  There are designs and materials suitable for everything from executive travel to a diaper bag!

Best wishes,

Renee

The History of Tervis Tumblers

12 May

This week we wanted to introduce you to some fascinating history of Tervis Tumbler, a unique line of high quality drinkware.  If you’ve never tried a Tervis cup or waterbottle you have a treat in store if you decide to try one.may-tervis

Tervis Tumblers don’t break, they can be washed in the dishwasher, they keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot, they are guaranteed for life and, as I’m sure you can tell, they are very unique. They can even be personalized to your specifications!

Back in 1946, in Detroit, engineers Frank Cotter and G. Howlett Davis hit on something big. They harnessed the natural insulating powers of air to create the first permanently sealed double-walled tumbler.  To this day, this original concept continues to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold, not to mention being virtually indestructible.  The two men combined the last three letters of each of their last names and dubbed their new drink ware brand “Tervis”.

Over future years, Cotter and Davis worked to refine and improve their designs.  The original tall, cylindrical tumbler evolved into additional sizes and products.  Tervis tumbler’s name is a leader in innovation.  The Donelly family purchased the Tervis product rights in the 1950’s and incorporated the Tervis Tumbler Company in 1967.

Today there is a wide selection of shapes, sizes, and hundreds of customizable designs, emblems and accessory combinations.  They are all made in the USA, in North Venice, Florida, where more than 400 people are employed through the family owned & operated business.

Enjoy your own Tervis tumbler, mug or water bottle!  They are great to use and make a wonderful gift for birthdays, housewarming, teacher gifts and more.  They make an excellent graduation gift, especially the water bottles with Collegiate Tervis featuring college logos and personalization!  This summer, enjoy your own Tervis Tumbler, perfect for the season as they do not break.

Best wishes,

Renee

The Great Sorority Cover Up: Tech Accessory “Must-Haves” for the Sorority Set

19 Jun

Campuses across the country are buzzing about our Sorority Tech Accessories.  These chic tech skins, covers and cases are the latest trend to hit college campuses across the country. TheStationeryStudio.com features a Sorority Tech section with officially-licensed sorority products with a twist: personalization.

Whether you are looking to show your sorority spirit with your cell phone case, laptop bag, ipad sleeve or tech skin, we’ve got you covered! For these creative ideas and more, check out our Studio Notes Sorority Pinterest Boards.  Our pins are spreading like wildfire – with sorority members sharing these fun and creative ways to dress up their tech and show off their sorority pride.

Here’s a peek at the chic and unique sorority accessories that will have your whole house talking:

  •  Personalized Sorority Custom Tech Skins from TheStationeryStudio.com have been designed to perfectly fit the unique contour of your device.  These items, which were featured as part of a Back-to-School segment on NBC-TV’s The TODAY Show, are made of ultra low-profile decorative stickers that ensure it will not interfere with docks, chargers or other accessories.  The tech skins have an easy on – easy off durable, automotive-grade 3M™ Vinyl for easy application and residue-free removal.
  • Sorority Cell phone Cases: This one-piece ultra-lightweight snap-on hard shell covers the back and the sides of your phone, leaving access to all ports and functions. It will protect against impact and falls. The smooth finish makes it simple to slide your phone in and out of pockets. Available for iPhone, Blackberry, Samsung Galaxy S and iPod Touch. In addition we offer a special “tough case” option for iPhones that adds an extra level of protection.
  • Personalized designer sleeves will protect your iPad in style. This Neoprene sleeve cushions your iPad for maximum protection. It’s thick, yet lightweight construction provides natural moisture, shock and scratch protection for your iPad (with or without an Apple Smart Cover).  Our covers fits all iPad models. The sleeve has a zipper which opens for easy access to your device. The design and personalization are printed on both sides of the sleeve.
  • This personalized designer laptop bag is sure to protect your technology in style. Carry your laptop by the handle or the convenient strap. The bag has a zipper which opens for easy access to your laptop.  The design and personalization is printed on both sides of the bag. This Neoprene bag cushions your Laptop for maximum protection.

Be the first on campus to start this new trend of personalized sorority tech accessories. Whether it’s a birthday gift, initiation gift for a new member – or a gift for that hard-to-shop for relative, we’ve definitely got you covered!  These fashion statements make great gifts for new initiates, members and alumnae who want to show off their letters with style.