Review: tinyme labels and a pencil case
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).
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.