The school bell has rung, the busses are running and our young ones are all getting settled into their new school semester. They are all excited and looking forward with great anticipation to attend their new classes; when we take them to the school bus stop we look around at the other kids and examine how they are dressed and the things they are carrying. There’s no way we want our kids to feel as if they look worse than those they will be spending their school hours with. At the same time, we want them to have the feeling that they are somebody special, so we’ve gone out of our way to get them something that is uniquely theirs.
One way to get them something they’ll be proud of is to get them a backpack or lunchbox that is decorated with something they have a personal attachment to (Star Wars, dinosaurs, amusement or theme parks, or emoji faces are a few that come to mind) but also has their name and identification engraved into it as the property owner. You can have a unique design and name engraved on that lunch box or backpack you got them from The Children’s Place during the pre-school sale. Get their belts engraved with their initials and nicknames. And have them pick out the style of lettering they really would like to have on their t-shirts or on their backpacks for everyone else to see and admire. Do you remember how proud you were when all your friends could spot you just from seeing your initials on your cap or shoulder bag? Keep that in mind when you get your kids their school clothes; use a Groupon promo code to order the items from The Children’s Place. No matter how many clothes and accessories your buy them, they’ll only wear one outfit at a time, so it’s not too late to buy them something new. It’s better to buy them something they’ll use and appreciate in the long haul.
Those kids who carry their electronic equipment back and forth to class also need to clearly mark their items. Help them avoid a costly lesson by clearly identifying their gear with contact information, school and class if that’s age appropriate. Etching ones’ initials and an owner registration is just one way to keep your hard-earned electronic devices and school supplies in the hands where they truly belongs.