Tuesday, August 19th, 2008
Customized Family Address Labels
Why the heck not? You have a kid. Flaunt your newfound status as a family over your childless/child-free friends who count their cats and dogs as children.
The above mailing label came affixed to a birth announcement we received this week. Yes, I slightly altered the family’s name and address for privacy concerns. There’s no deep meaning behind “flaming llama.” It’s just something I could spell with the preexisting letters in Photoshop.
So… wow. These labels are new to me. I’ve seen stick figure families on car windows before, but these faces are close to the originals in both color and hair style.
FamilyLabels.com lets you add up to seven family members to a label â€” infants, pre-teens, teens and adults. If you’re the Duggar Family,
that means using three address labels at a time, but the good news is you can give birth to one more child before spilling over into a forth label. However, with their eldest now almost 21-years-old, maybe you’ve cut him loose to have his own sticker.
The labels are standard size, 2-5/8″ by 1″.
For customizing people, on the web order form you visually select a hairstyle and then skin color. A few other variables, such as facial hair, are then configured sight unseen via the form.
You don’t get to see the completely assembled label before purchase, but this service goes the furthest of family labelers I’ve researched. Facial hair and a few other tidbits are shown on the head example page.
Prices start at 88 labels for $24.95 or 178 for $27.95, with steeper discounts for larger orders. Other retailers are cheaper, but don’t have as nice graphics or as easily customized labels. And really, wouldn’t you use these labels only for special occasions?
Other family labels:
See related: Photo postage stamps