Sunday, August 2, 2009

Back to School with Cutie Pies Custom Creations helpful stationery products!

Summer always does seem to fly by, at least at my house! My boys head back in just over 2 weeks, which will be here before we know it. We have been stocking up on school supplies & getting geared up. Next week, I will be working on making up new school stationery products to keep my own family organized this school year.

One of my favorite tools are the school envelopes, which I personalize for each of my boys to transport those important notes, permission slips, money, etc. to school in. The possibilities for personalizing these are vast--you can modify the text/choices to fit your needs, and there are so many graphic choices available as well.

I also love to use several personalized notepads for school communication. I use THESE to send notes into my sons' teachers. I personalize with my contact info so that the teacher can easily respond via email/phone if needed. I also keep a school excuse pad handy, which makes for less work if they are returning to school after an illness, or need to be picked up for an appointment, etc.

My boys pack their lunch pretty often, and I like to include a note in their lunchbox to let them know I am thinking about them. My oldest son really looked forward to these when he started kindergarten and was in school all day for the first time. I use a special Mommy notepad for lunchbox notes.

Another thing I will be working on to prepare for school at my house is new bag tags for the kids' backpacks. I also use them on lunchboxes & sports bags. Again, these may be personalized with as much or as little info as you need to include.

I have hit the sales to stock up on school supplies already, and to label all of our items, I use THESE. Some of the stickers, I print with names only, but they can be customized with hundreds of graphic choices.

My business truly is based on products that I use myself. As a former teacher, I am all about being completely organized for school, and these items make that easier for me as a busy mom of 3 young boys...I must say my least favorite part of the school year is the frenzied mornings of getting everyone dressed, fed, & ready to go out the door! I keep my school stationery products in a special spot so they are handy and accesible. I hope you'll check out the website to see what you could use to make your school year run a little bit smoother this year!


Jodee said...

I love all your teacher stuff~ I can't wait to get my son's new teacher some things:) I got a really nice teacher this year- LOVE HER!

cutiepiescustomcreations said...

Thank you :) Aww, thats great--it can make all the difference in the world! We have class lists being posted Friday here & I am anxious to see which classes my boys will be in!