I LOVE to label things. I label my books the minute I bring them home. I label boxes and containers and drawers. I label things that don’t need to be labeled. Some husbands bring home home flowers or jewelry to woo their wives; mine came home a few weeks ago with a label maker. I’m not kidding, my knees went weak.
This time of year I’m in label-heaven as the Dryer kiddos head back to school. Not-so-thankfully I have somehow managed to pass my label neurosis on to my children, so I have to sit ON MY HANDS as I watch, over their shoulder, as they happily label their own folders. Sheesh, it nearly kills me.
But moving right along…we came up with a fun new
excuse way to label this year. I made the boys luggage tag labels for their school backpacks (this idea also works nicely for diaper bags). It was simple–I went into Microsoft Word, used the label template selected to business-card sized, inserted clip art of their choice, and typed in their names in wacky colors/fonts. We printed them out on card stock and took the finished product to Kinkos, where they have pre-cut laminated pockets for business-card sized items–only $1.50 each, including the fancy little loops that attach it to the backpack. Be still my heart.
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On a completely different note, please head over to Joy in the Journey today, if you have the chance. Joy and her husband are missionaries in Indonesia. She is pregnant with her fourth child and is hospitalized with very extreme morning sickness. Please go by and offer her your encouragement.