Monday, April 9, 2012

Lovable Labels Review and Giveaway


Clicking link after link while making my usual blog rounds, I stumbled upon a company called Lovable Labels. I’m so glad I did! Let me tell you a bit about them.


It is said that necessity is the mother of invention and this proved all too true for Laura Porreca, Owner and President of Lovable Labels.

When Laura’s first child entered daycare, she was told to label all his belongings. This meant labeling everything from his outdoor clothing, to his indoor shoes, lunches, sippy cups and backpack. Laura recognized a need in the market for personalized labels that were tough and durable and could stand the test of time and the everyday use that children put them through.

After researching and testing many different products and designs, Laura created a line of labels that include Regular and Slimline Stickers, Shoe Labels, Iron-ons and Bag Tags. They are not only bright, fun and colourful but also met the high standards that parents have come to expect. The Regular and Slimline labels are microwave and dishwasher safe, the Iron-on labels stay put in the washer and dryer, the Shoe Labels have an extra strength adhesive to ensure they won't come off and the Bag Tags are made of a durable and flexible plastic.

In 2003 Lovable Labels was born!

Today, the company continues to grow and offer exciting opportunities for its team of sales agents. Laura also feels strongly about giving back and has incorporated fundraising into the Lovable Labels company. Schools, daycares and camps use our labels to raise funds for extra-curricular activities while providing a practical and useful product for parents and children.

I was given the privilege to try the Lovable Labels Split Pack. This allows the customer to get several names with the same design. For example, I have 2 children so I was able to get the following with each child’s own name on it:

15 Sticker Labels
40 Slimline Labels
12 Shoe Labels
24 Press n' Stick Clothing DOTS

The process begins by picking an icon and a color scheme for your labels. I found this a little frustrating as I have two opinionated children of different gender so picking a color and icon that would satisfy both of them without being too “girly” or “boyish” was quite the feat! Something Loveable Labels might want to think of in the future are more gender neutral colors and icons. Maybe my kids are just too hard to please though :D So we settled on Red colored with a Frog Icon (which was borderline too “boyish” for my 4 yr. old daughter).

I put in the request for the labels and they were shipped promptly and I received them VERY quick. They came much sooner that I had anticipated which was a pleasant surprize.

I opened up my package like a child on Christmas morning (yeah...I’m lame like that when it comes to getting non-bill mail - LOL). I expected sheets of labels, but to my surprize, I was greeted with booklets of labels complete with easy tabs so I could find whatever label I need at any given time. Also, this booklet includes an instruction page at the back that tells about how to properly use each type of label.

I decided first to use the Sticker Labels. These labels are roughly the size of a return address label (or for those of you with technical minds, 7 cm x 1.5 cm (2 ¾” x 9/16”)). I used these to label my kids’ water bottles that we frequently take to (and forget at) playgroup. Let me just say that these labels certainly do stick! I have run these labels countless times through the dishwasher at high heats and haven’t had any problems with them coming off or even wearing out in color! I did find, however, that you need to move slowly and deliberately when adhering the labels as they are difficult to move once on the item. I mis-stuck a label once and when I tried to move it it stretched and distorted a little. Word of not attempt to label something when your kids are running around and demanding your won’t end well!

The next label I used were the Slimline labels (5 cm x 0.7 cm (2” x ¼”)). These are smaller labels that are a little more inconspicuous. These are the perfect label for adults as you can put them on your travel mugs, lunch containers, and/or water bottles and not feel like your name is being broadcasted to everyone that passes by your cubicle. These also withstood the rigorous dishwasher test!

Next up we have the Press n’ Stick clothing DOTS (These come in varying sizes). I absolutely LOVE these labels. I basically label any article of clothing that my kids are likely to take off while out of the house. This mainly includes sweaters & jackets. Anything that doesn’t involve an iron receives and automatic “A” in my book!! These also stick VERY well, but can be removed relatively easily before passing clothing along to another person. These wash and dry well without peeling!

Lastly, the Shoe Labels (3.8 cm x 3.8 cm (1 ½” x 1 ½”)). These fun shaped labels work well on both the inside and outside of footwear! You can stick them on the inside of your running shoes or on the outside of your child’s rain boots for easy identification! Either way they stay where they’re put and withstand the test of time!

One feature that I really wish that Lovable Labels would offer would be a tracking service. What I mean by this is that if you lose an item and someone finds it they can simply log onto the lovable label website and be given the proper directions to send the item back to the company to be returned to the customer. This, of course, would be offered at a price to the consumer upon ordering their labels. I know that there are label companies out there that currently offer this service.

All in all I have been extremely satisfied with all my labels and will continue to refer my business to Lovable Labels.

***DISCLAIMER - The products in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation. ***


Lovable Labels has generously supplied me with a Split Pack for one lucky winner! Thanks, Lovable Labels!

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This giveaway ends just in time at 12:01 AM on Monday April 23, 2012. The winner will be notified and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be selected.

This giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents only.


  1. I really like the ID wrist band!

  2. i love their bin labels and i'm currently spring cleaning (read: making things messier) so they'd come in really handy!

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  3. Love the idea of the Connect with me Cards.

  4. I like the iron on labels, such a good idea


  5. I love the medical and vital ID wristbands

  6. I think I'd just do a last name, based on my family. Can't pick just 2 names!


  7. Identification stickers and also Labeling your resources is the best way to observe toddler activity, monitor resources, shift resources from within and outside the home.

  8. You can get personalized labels on their gloves, mittens, umbrellas jackets that are prone to get misplaced; it gets easier for teacher to return them on being lost.

    School Labels