I could have a yard sale just out of the items I collect in my classroom lost and found. It’s crazy how many lunchboxes, jackets, and accessories find their way into the box and are never reunited with their owners. A few days ago, I found a lunchbox outside in the hallway during break. There was food inside of it (gross) and no identification. It sat in my lost-and-found for a couple of days until my students told me who it belonged to. Apparently the owner had deposited the lunchbox in a friend’s locker the day before and apparently it was evicted while she was absent. When the young lady returned, I asked her to take her lunchbox. She “forgot” so I asked her again the next day. Then the third day I insisted….and she told me to just throw it away. No way was I going to throw it out! It was a cute Thirty-One lunchbox! I made her put it in her locker and crossed my fingers that she would end up taking it home. If only that bag had been personalized with a Mabel’s Label…..it might have been reunited with its owner much sooner. I’m quite sure that her mom was looking for it all over the house!
My own kids lose personal items from time to time, but it’s not for lack of identification. Thankfully we have an assortment of clothing labels that do a great job of making it clear who owns that cute pink hoodie. While a Sharpie does a good job of identifying some tags, it’s just not as cutesy as these Mabel’s Labels. My son’s clothing tags are often black Mini Boden tags so I can’t use a black marker on those. Mabel’s Labels are easy to stick on those shoes, bags, and water bottles, too. If you have a daughter in dance class, you know how easy it is to lose those dance shoes when there are thirty pairs of the exact same shoe on the floor. So save yourself–and your child’s teacher—a bit of hassle and take$2 off heart labels. If you don’t think you can get your labels in time for Valentine’s Day, go ahead and order for Easter baskets. The heart will be just as cute in March as it is today!
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