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Review: tinyme labels and a pencil case

October 16, 2011

We wanted a Welsh name that was easy to spell and pronounce, so we decided to name our son ‘Aled’. This name can be shortened to ‘Al’ if he decides to do that when he’s older. I also like the fact that the name simply means ‘offspring’ so it doesn’t have any historic or religious baggage attached.

It also seems nice to have a name for our son which is relatively rare. People seem to be more conservative when choosing names for boys than for girls. From our NCT class there were two boys called ‘Luke’ and we’ve also come across more than one boy named ‘Edward’ and several boys named ‘Thomas’. When I was at primary school, there were four boys named ‘Steve’ in my class. But so far our Aled is the only Aled we have met.

The only slight downside to this is that when shops sell things like pens, keyrings, mugs, door plates and suchlike with names on, there will not be any items with the name Aled. There is a small selection available in Wales, but even there I haven’t seen any personalized items I liked. Fortunately there are lots of options for buying personalized items and name labels on the internet.

I’ve been particularly impressed with tinyme.co.uk. They have a fab website that lets you choose from all sorts of options in terms of colours, designs and fonts and you can preview each of your choices. I could have spent many a happy hour just playing on the website, but I eventually chose a standard pencil case for £15.99 and a name label value pack for £23.99. I got a 10% discount off my first order for signing up to their mailing list, but p&p was extra.

I was impressed with the quality and colours of the items when they arrived. The labels are very attractive and easy to read. The pencil case is nicely finished and has a stripy lining. I was also a bit surprised how big the pencil case was – it’s about 25cm x 27cm which is actually big enough to fit a small notepad as well as the chunky coloured pencils we have. I would be very happy to order from tinyme again. The photo below shows the 3 packets of labels tucked into the pencil case (I’ve done this in such a way as to hide the surname).

tinyme pencil case and labels

Disclosure: I was offered an invitation to a launch party for tinyme.co.uk but was unable to attend. I purchased the items myself and have not been paid for this blogpost.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Mammasaurus permalink
    October 16, 2011 4:21 pm

    A lovely review.I was lucky enough to make it to the Tinyme event and I too was really impressed with their products. Their wall stickers were amazing quality, you really can peel them off and move them about without the edges getting ruined, they are made of more of a sticking plaster material and very durable.
    The Tinyme guys themselves were so nice and full of such passion and enthusiasm for their products that it was infectious!
    I have spoken to some Australian friends and bloggers and they all rave about Tinyme, there’s a lot of love out there for those guys!

    • October 16, 2011 6:56 pm

      Hi Mammasaurus! I’m even sorrier I didn’t get to go to the event now I know that you were there – it would have been lovely to meet you. The wall stickers sound fab. I could have spent a small fortune on the website but decided to just get a couple of things we needed and see how good they were. Tinyme deserve to do well.

  2. October 17, 2011 6:57 am

    I LOVE THESE!! So cute and practical. Off to take a look at the site now – fab review Mrs!

  3. October 17, 2011 11:23 am

    Tinyme looks great doesn’t it? xx

    • October 17, 2011 8:23 pm

      Yes! I’m so glad that I got the invite to the event, even though I wasn’t able to go, cos otherwise I might not of heard of them

  4. October 31, 2011 11:54 am

    What a lovely review, the pencil case looks fab! Off for a peek myself 🙂

  5. October 31, 2011 4:24 pm

    Great review. Am off to check out the site. My boy has a more unusual name too, so good to find places that will personalise on a bespoke basis. I love the pencil case too.

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