10 Tips to Use Custom Ribbon for the Back To School Season

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Published: 01st November 2012
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Summer will soon be over and families know the Back to School season will soon be here. For kids, the Back to School season often means new school supplies, new sneakers, new clothes and sometimes other supplies like a new laptop or software. Parents, grandparents and other family members and friends help make Back to School season great. Whether you are a Brick and Mortar or online store, this is an ideal opportunity to use Custom Ribbon to make your packages stand out.

Grandparents, family members and friends will give children items for Back to School as gifts. Whether your store sells children's clothing, personalized items or computers and software, adding Custom Ribbon means a personal touch that not every store will have. Why not make your store stand out, especially during Back to School time?

#1. Make Custom Ribbon with your store name on it. This is one of the most popular choices. Especially if you are new to trying Custom Ribbon, this is a must-have for your gift wrapping supplies.

#2. Create Custom Ribbon in Back to School friendly colors like red, yellow and blue. Many of us when we think of Back to School, we think of primary colors. The most popular primary colors are red, yellow and blue. Another option is to choose Fall colors you'll typically see in the North of the U.S.A.. These Fall colors would include orange, crimson and forest green. The best choice is what you think your customer would enjoy most.

#3. Add “Back to School” to your ribbons! If you are expecting a lot of customer traffic, why not create special ribbon just for your Back to School customers? A ribbon that says this would be fun and catchy, very appealing for families.

#4. Try school favorite sayings like “1+1 = 2” or “A, B, C,” for your ribbons. These are ideal choices, especially if you market to the primary or pre-K children. Ribbon that mentions something they will be learning is easily recognizable.

#5. Add a good wish for the coming year. Try “Enjoy Back to School” or “Welcome Back to School.”

#6. Include a fun graphic that reminds everyone of the school season or Fall. Try including an apple or fall leaf.

#7. If your store has most of its customers from certain schools, why not have ribbons welcoming students back to their specific school? You can order ribbons for each of the local schools. Just imagine how happy children and parents will be to see their school name on a gift package!

#8. Don't forget to try a school themed font. A font that looks like handwriting or one that is fun to read will appeal to children and parents.

#9. Not sure what to say? Try quoting someone. BrainyQuote.com has lots of quotes, even quotes about school. Find a great school, education or learning quote and add it to your ribbon.

#10. Want the most successful ribbon of all? Always remember to match your Back to School ribbon theme to the theme and style of your store. If your store is quirky and funny, then the ribbon should be too. If your store is classic and traditional, then the ribbon probably should be too.

Enjoy Back to School season. Make children and their families smile with pretty gift packages with beautiful Custom Ribbon – and watch those customers return again and again!

Lawrence Reaves writes for MaverickLabel.com, a full service printing company offering a wide variety of products including custom printed ribbon, return address labels and hang tags. Check out the most products carried by MaverickLabel.com here.

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