***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
As many of you know, I am the PROUD mama of a gay teen. My son Kyle, who is now in high school, is finally "out and proud". And I have to admit, we're very proud of him. It takes a lot of courage to stand up and be proud of who you are, especially when the road to acceptance has been filled with lots of road-blocks along the way.
You see, for many years, Kyle was relentlessly bullied, all because of his orientation. He was called names, taunted, and even physically assaulted, and the schools in VA did absolutely nothing to ensure the safety and well-being of my son. We talked to teachers, counselors, the principal, and even the superintendent, and no one did ANYTHING to stop the daily torture my son endured. It literally took leaving the state of Virginia and giving him a fresh start here in Ohio for Kyle to finally be comfortable in his own skin.
Thankfully, moving did the trick. I don't know if people are just more tolerant here in Ohio, but Kyle is finally able to be himself without the constant fear of being bullied. Sure, there are some jerks who make snide comments here and there, but they are few and far-between.
Kyle has tons of friends now, and he is part of a lot of extra-curricular activities. He is not ashamed of who he is anymore. In fact, he embraces it. This brings me so much joy finally seeing my baby happy, and I show my pride in any way that I can.
Recently, I was introduced to a wonderful company that offers a HUGE variety of durable labels and decals that can be used to personalize ...EVERYTHING! They offer labels for shoes and clothing, labels for school books and supplies, and they even offer some really neat wall decals, keyboard decals or "keycals", and even some great labels suitable for all those "gifts in a jar" that are so popular around the Holidays.
Kidecals are unique because of their beautiful styles and their unmatched durability. These labels are laundry-proof and even dishwasher safe! This is thanks to their super-strong vinyl and top-coat used. While these labels are almost indestructible, they are also very easy to remove when you're ready for a change. Pretty neat, right?
We received some round Rainbow labels, as well as a rainbow set of keyboard stickers to check out for ourselves. Because...well...My son wanted the rainbows. You know...Gay Pride. So if the boy wants rainbows, rainbows he shall receive! So he got his colorful labels and I got my rainbow "keycals" to help show my LGBT support, too.
Now I have to admit...I was a little skeptical about just how durable these labels would be. I have tried other labels in the past, and as soon as they were exposed to the weather or accidentally washed, they were toast.
I was delighted to find that with Kidecals, this has not been the case at all. These labels definitely live up to their promise of extreme durability! I had Kyle put his labels on his school books, binders, folders, and even on the tags of his gym clothes. Even though my teen is rough on his school supplies, these labels have stayed in place perfectly. There aren't any corners peeling, no scratches...Nothing! They look as though they were just applied.
This even goes for his gym clothes, which have been laundered 3 times with the labels on the tags. I was really shocked to see that they, too, stayed in place and look as good as new.
I won't show a close-up of Kyle's labels because they do have some identifying information on them. But trust me when I say that these labels are truly as wonderful as they promise to be.
I also really like my Keyboard Stickers from Kidecals. They fit the keys on my MacBook Pro perfectly, and they definitely give my laptop a fun appearance. It took me a while to get them centered perfectly on each key. You want to be sure that everything is lined up properly, otherwise the finished result may look a little sloppy. So take your time, and make sure that these stickers are centered properly.
As far as the keyboard stickers go, the only issue I have had are with the "J" and "F" keys. These have a small, raised bump on them, and the stickers are a wee bit raised where these bumps are located. Still, they have not peeled off, and they look great!
Overall, I would definitely recommend Kidecals to anyone looking for fun, colorful ways to personalize their family's belongings. These are perfect for school, for sports, and even for daycare centers. With so many fun, durable designs to choose from, you're sure to find something for every member of the family!
Connect With Kidecals :
You can check out the awesomeness that is Kidecals on their website. Customizing your own labels is quick and easy, and orders are shipped within 48 hours! (Now that is FAST for a personalized product!)
They even offer FREE SHIPPING on ALL ORDERS, no matter how small!
You can also connect with them on Facebook, on twitter, and on Pinterest to stay on top of their latest products and promotions!
PR Friendly Mama!
I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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