How often have you come home from work, a conference or a convention and had one of those little plastic name tags, otherwise known as a lanyard around your neck and wondered what to do with it? I knew that there had to be another use for them, but what could it be? I discovered that some of our work, weekend and travel adventures were the perfect way to reuse our plastic name tags.
Fun at festivals
At a crowded festival I place my Driver’s License and a few dollars cash the pocket of my lanyard and then wear it around my neck, tucked into my shirt.
Leaving the labels
Have you ever attended a work event or conference and they had you those sticky labels to wear with your name and affiliation on them. Instead of removing the backing of the label simply slip it inside the plastic name tags on a string or attach it with a clip to my blouse or jacket. No more messy labels, my name gets seen and I even slide some business cards inside the back of the label leaving me free to shake hands and network.
Tricks for travelling
Have you ever worried about taking the kids to crowded places like the zoo, a children’s museum, or everyone’s favorite place, Disney? Do you worry that you may get separated and that even a not so young child may panic and not remember your cell phone number? Before we leave the house each of my daughter’s gets an “ID card” with her name, age, my name, their dad’s name and both our cell phone numbers on it. We just use a note card and I write the information down with a “If I’m lost please find my parents and call them note.” We slide it into the plastic name tag and then place the lanyard around their neck. Luckily we have never had to use it but, during a Christmas trip to Moody Gardens Christmas light display one parent did get separated from their child and when I located her, she saw my daughter’s lanyards and decided on the spot that it was a pretty neat idea.
Given a little more time, and adventures and I could probably think of a few more ways to use my plastic name tags. One thing I do know is that I’ll keep using them over and over again.
This is a sponsored post for Namify, however, all the points and views are my own.