Custom Magnets for Whiteboards

For many American families, the kitchen is the heart of the house. It’s where we gather together to begin our days, have family meetings, work on homework, and check emails while we try not to burn dinner.

If your family is like ours, it’s hectic. Between balancing work and school schedules, extra-curricular activities, and social events, it can get overwhelming.

If you would like a clear, easy-to-read system for managing your family’s busy schedule using customized whiteboard magnets, today’s article is for you!

We especially like this style of calendar for families with young children. While a digital calendar can work well for teens, younger children will benefit from being able to see what’s happening by simply glancing up at the calendar you’ve created.

Your Whiteboard is Now Your Command Center

Prepare for each week by creating that week’s calendar on the whiteboard. By limiting this calendar to one week at a time, you’ll be able to prepare mentally as you write it out, and your children won’t be overwhelmed by trying to comprehend a long span of time. Weeks make much more tangible sense to young children than months!

Each Family Member Needs At Least One Custom Magnet

Normally we recommend 3 customized magnets per person, but you may be able to squeak by with 1 per family member. By placing a person’s magnet strategically on the whiteboard, you can draw attention to where they will be during the day.

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Create Custom Magnets for Special Events and Activities

Is your little one attending art class, participating in sports, or heading to the dentist? A custom magnet is a perfect way to illustrate the day. For special events like birthdays, holidays, and vacations, magnets can help build anticipation even as they help a child visualize the wait in bite-sized increments. The result may be improved patience and a clearer sense of time passing.

Chores Are Easy to Assign with Custom Magnets

Are you tired of reminding your children of their chores? Design a magnet to represent each chore that’s appropriate for them. From setting the table and unloading the dishwasher to dusting and sweeping, a magnet is a reminder of their responsibility.

By rewarding your children for following their chore magnet independently (we suggest Blue Bee custom printed stickers because kids just love them), you’ll soon find them eager to help without your reminders.

Themed Custom Magnets for Each Month

To make your whiteboard feel a bit more special, you can design a larger magnet for each month. Young children will benefit from associating each month’s name with seasonal themes, and your command center will feel more decorative. In fact, we daresay it’s downright fun to put up a beautiful new month’s magnet!

Young children love to learn as they help you, so take the opportunity to talk about the month’s name and seasonal associations as you prepare the first week of the month.

If you’d like assistance designing custom magnets for your family’s command center whiteboard, please contact us directly. We look forward to helping you create a system that will streamline your busy schedule.

Teaching Kids About Time Management with Custom Magnets

You nag, you beg, and you plead but you just can’t seem to get your kids to manage their own time effectively. With so many distractions, electronics, and activities it can seem impossible to balance it all. Custom magnets can teach kids how to better manage their time on their own and take the pressure off of you.

Daily Tasks:

What do your kids do when they first get up in the morning? Is it a struggle for them to get out the door for school? Most kids need help remembering their homework projects, gym sneakers, lunch bag, face mask, and other supplies, especially now that school doesn’t look exactly like it did prior to the pandemic.

Custom magnets are a great way to create a checklist of common daily tasks. Permanent tasks like brushing teeth, getting dressed, feeding pets, and cleaning up breakfast can be printed as a list. Tasks that vary can be written in dry erase marker on blank lines beneath it, like bringing a musical instrument for band practice or packing a signed permission slip that don’t happen every day. Only after all the tasks are checked off can kids watch TV or play.

Choreboards:

A great character builder for teaching kids responsibility is giving them chores to do around the house. You’ll get far less resistance if they can manage their own time doing it and set their own expectations. If one child’s job is to clean the bathroom, they may get frustrated trying to do it all in one day. Instead, break each room down into manageable sections that can be tackled each day.

Day one, clean mirror; day two, clean sink; day three, clean toilet; day four, clean bathtub; day five, clean floor; day six, empty garbage, and day seven, everything is done! You can stick the magnet on the medicine cabinet and they can check off as they go.

Breaking Down Projects into Pieces:

Most parents groan when their child gets a project assigned at school, knowing that they will end up doing a big chunk of the work. At the beginning of the project, help them break it down into manageable pieces. Use a project magnet to track the tasks and when each needs to be finished. After a few projects, your child will get better at managing projects on their own.

Managing Activities:

How often are your kids cramming for weekly events the night before? Are they prepared for their tutoring session? Have they practiced for dance lessons? Are they scrambling to find their gear each time? Use magnets for each activity with a daily practice reminder for the week and a list of supplies needed.

Goal Setting:

Helping kids set goals is an important life skill. Sit down with them to talk about things they want to accomplish and when. If they want to save up enough money for a new bike by summer, determine how much they will need to earn in addition to their allowance. Help them plan a lemonade stand or other way of raising the funds in addition to household chores. Having a goal magnet visible on the fridge helps kids keep the target in mind so that they’ll continue to work toward their goal.  

10 Creative Uses for Magnets that will Make Your Life Easier

10 Creative Uses for Magnets that will Make Your Life Easier

Today we will explore 10 creative uses for magnets that can make your everyday life easier. At Blue Bee Printing, we have many custom options for magnets and we can customize them to fit your needs. Some of the options available to you are: die cut magnets, round magnets, oval magnets, rounded corner magnets, square magnets, rectangle magnets, and magnets sheets. Blue Bee Printing can also help customers turn photographs into customized magnets. Whether you plan to use magnets for fun or work, we have found that there are virtually endless ways to use magnets both around the home and in the office.

Some of the ways our customers are using our custom magnets include:

  1. Providing entertainment and education for children by giving them a set of magnets that have letters and numbers on them. The various combinations of letters and numbers allow children to be creative while being eco-friendly and not using paper pads all of the time when practicing the basics. Plus, magnets can be easily stored on a magnetic surface, such as a board or fridge.
  2. Hanging up clothing in the closet, using metal hangers. This reuses metal hangers you might have acquired during a shopping trip and the magnets prevent clothing from falling off the railing in your closet.
  3. Finding metal studs in a wall. This can be very helpful if you do not have a stud finder close by or if you are helping out a friend who doesn’t own a stud finder.
  4. Showcasing photographs of projects you have either already completed or those you plan to do in the future. You can hang these photographs on a fridge or on your garage’s metal workbench. This is also a good way to show off your children’s artwork.
  5. Keeping pins and needles in a safe place for crafting (inside a non-ferrous jar). You can also use the magnet to gather up all of your pins and needles when you have finished a project and the sharp objects are scattered. This method will help ensure that you don’t miss any; especially important for those who have young children or pets.
  6. Picking up nails and screws which often end up scattered after a project. Many wives will be much happier if their spouses keep the garage or work area cleaner!
  7. Keeping an extra set of keys underneath your vehicle, secured with a magnetic box, in case you accidentally lock your keys in your vehicle.
  8. Creating a vision board by applying special magnetic paint to a surface. Once the paint is dry, you can use magnets to hold inspirational photographs, future plans, maps, and more on the vision board.
  9. Adhering steel framing squares on the outside of toolboxes. This can provide easy and quick access to allow for gluing magnets to the sides of the toolbox.
  10. Storing knives in a safe manner – create your own magnetic knife holder and stop fumbling with sharp knives in a drawer. Not only is this a safer alternative, but it will keep your knives sharper, longer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Many Uses of Custom Design Magnets

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Magnets come in all shapes, sizes, colors and designs!

Magnets can be found and used in just about any life circumstance. By creating your own unique custom design magnets, you can choose the perfect color scheme and design style to fit your needs. When you choose Blue Bee Printing, your magnets will require very little upkeep. They’ll also have a long life span with minimal fading.

Do you have (or know someone who has) a collection of magnets on your refrigerator from places you’ve visited and/or businesses you support?

Have you ever seen customized brands or logos on the side of a vehicle?

These are only a few of the ways magnets can be both fun and useful. Magnets are:

  1. An eye-catching way to share a short message
  2. Easy to stick to and remove from any metal surface
  3. A breeze to create with the help of Blue Bee Printing

Custom designed magnets are a great way to make otherwise dull recurring appointment reminders more memorable and interesting. For example, patients who are due for a dental cleaning can easily affix their custom appointment reminder to their fridge and avoid losing it in a pile of papers.

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Some other ways to use unique custom magnets include:

  • ‘Save the Date’ cards

  • Wedding invitations

  • Annual holiday cards

  • Party invitations

  • Birth announcements

  • Business grand opening

  • School awards/accomplishments

  • Customized gifts

  • Personalized student rewards (for teachers)

  • Business cards

  • Advertisement for a company/event

    Imagine visibility of your company logo  front and center on as many fridges, laptops, and other home goods as possible!

Paper and plastic business cards are often discarded, but a durable magnetic business card creates significantly less waste while providing a continual reminder of the service(s) you provide. The next time your customer is in need of your particular skillset, they’ll have your magnet as a ready reminder of who to call.

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More and more companies are using magnetic company car signs that can b used on company-owned as well as employee-owned vehicles.  Car sign magnets are easy to affix to any car, without leaving any sticky residue behind upon removal.

In addition to using customized magnets for invitations, reminders and advertising, many people are now using magnets to decorate and organize a space. Personalized magnets can quickly spruce up a kitchen, office, child’s bedroom, playroom and more. They can be used in a home office to organize bins and label files. In a child’s playroom or bedroom (on a diy magnetic wall), customized letter magnets can encourage young children to begin experimenting with spelling.

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Kids can also use their custom magnets on the refrigerator. Your fridge is essentially a giant display area – take advantage of it and create magnets with memorable quotes or photos of family, friends, or pets!

Organizing your home and home office simply becomes more exciting with the use of magnets. A magnetic calendar can be easier to manage with personalized magnets, especially if you have kids. A chore chart becomes effortless when using easily movable magnets to switch responsibilities each week, or as often as desired.

In summation, custom design magnets can enhance your business’s advertising and make life a bit easier when it comes to home and office organization. Magnets are a great way to create long-lasting items that would have otherwise taken up more space in a landfill. They can also make great gifts, kid activities, reminders, invitations, rewards and personalized cards. Get creative and make your next personalized magnet today!

How To: Create Beautiful Wedding Favours Magnets

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In the social media age, it can be difficult to have any part of your wedding or wedding preparations feel truly unique. However, personalized wedding favours & magnets are a beautiful way to make memories of your special day that will linger on long after the honeymoon is over. Infinitely customizable, the only limit to what we can create is your imagination.

Ideal for save the date cards, personalized magnets offer wedding guests a lovely, warm, slightly sentimental, yet still practical way to remember the exact date of your ceremony. Down the line, your smiling faces, monogram, or sweet poem will remind them of your anniversary as well as hold important papers on their refrigerator.

If you’re preparing gifts to thank the wedding party, customized magnets expressing your bond and your appreciation might be just the personalized touch your efforts need. “Thank you for being our best friends. We know you have our backs, now and forever!” If you are able to include photos of all of you together, so much the better.

At the rehearsal dinner or at the reception you might consider placing customized magnets thanking guests for attending your wedding. “Thank you for being with us in beautiful Hawaii” accompanied by the date and your names or initials set against a sunset view of the beach where you said your vows would be one example of creating a magnet that suits your wedding thematically.

If yours will be a charming country or rustic wedding, magnets with a wood-grain background are a warm, evocative means of making your guests feel momentarily transported back to the exact place you were married.

Of course, whether you choose a simple white monogram against a deep background or choose specific imagery (grape clusters for a wine country wedding, perhaps) that harkens back to your wedding’s theme, your guests will enjoy this sweet note from the two of you. It may be that a stencil magnet with retro silhouettes speaks to you even though your wedding will have a modern theme. Ultimately, the only important thing is that you feel like the two of you are able to express your unique personalities via this versatile medium.

Customized wedding magnets make ideal wedding announcements, as well; instead of announcing only via social media, make your big day unique by creating a tangible, lasting memento you can really share. Whether you choose a photo from the moment you said “I do” or a lively shot from the reception, people will appreciate the fact that you thoughtfully took the time to send a token showing that you thought of them.

Finally, we want to share one last idea: you could create magnetic “Guest Badges” that could be turned into mock credentials; after writing their names in permanent marker (bonus points for metallic markers on a black background), your guests could wear their badges on lanyards. Later on, guests could have their own memento of having been an “Honored Guest of the Parker-Hunt Wedding” to place on their refrigerator.

 

 

Bumper Sticker Magnets Custom Made for Your Organization

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You’ve undoubtedly already seen or used  bumper sticker magnets. Custom made, these slick and shiny car decorations have gained popularity over the older type of adhesive bumper stickers. Magnetic bumper stickers have become so popular because they are removeable, reusable (environmentally friendly), flexible, durable, and fade-resistant. Properly applied, your bumper sticker magnet will remain adhered to any magnetic vehicle or other magnetic surface until you decide to remove it. On the flip side, they can be removed in a flash at any time and will not harm even the most expensive finish.

At Blue Bee Printing, we can create custom magnetic bumper stickers for your organization, campaign, band, dance troupe, podcast, or business. These affordable bumper sticker magnets are a great way to promote your cause or bring in new business.

Bumper stickers are a big commitment for any supporter because many people hesitate to mar their vehicle’s surface with a sticker that may or may not come off. The magic and appeal of magnetic bumper stickers is that they need only be left in place as long as the owner desires, and there will be no sticky, gummy residue left behind. This makes them the ideal advertisement material for any organization. Ask any supporter of a political campaign how they feel ten years after having placed a campaign bumper sticker on their car, and you’ll probably hear a tinge of regret in the answer. There’s no risk of supporter’s remorse with our custom-made magnetic bumper stickers.

Before ordering your magnets, we suggest creating a mock-up, or rough draft, out of paper and holding it up against your vehicle to get a sense of scale. Take your time creating your mock-up. You want to be sure that the size and shape will create the look you want in the final product.

Before you place a magnet on your vehicle, make sure that the intended area is actually metal. Today, some vehicle manufacturers create certain panels out of aluminum, for example, which is not magnetic. Aftermarket fiberglass isn’t magnetic, either, and neither are certain types of repaired surfaces.

If you aren’t sure if the part of your vehicle you intend to cover is magnetic, use a household refrigerator magnet to perform a reliable test before diving into  your mock-up creation. If a standard refrigerator magnet sticks to your car or truck bumper, so will a magnetic bumper sticker. When performing this test, we recommend using a super-lightweight refrigerator magnet in order to prevent doing any damage to your vehicle’s finish.

The next step in creating your own customized magnetic bumper stickers is probably the most fun – receiving your finished products in the mail! Once your magnetic bumper stickers have arrived, clean and dry the intended application area of your vehicle thoroughly. If your vehicle has recently been painted or waxed, please make sure the paint or wax has cured completely before you place your magnetic sticker.

Be sure to place the magnet against a flat surface. Avoid placing it over any detailing, molding, dents, or recessed areas. Place the magnet beginning on one side and moving to the other, pressing it securely as you move from left to right or right to left. This application method will help you to avoid leaving any air pockets or bubbles. Failure to follow these instructions may result in the magnet coming loose from the vehicle when it is in motion.

In order to make your magnetic bumper sticker even more long-lasting, consider laminating it with UV-resistant laminate. This will further protect your magnet from fading, ensuring that the colors will remain vivid. UV-resistant laminate protection will prolong your magnetic bumper sticker’s lifespan, ensuring that it looks as good as possible for as long as possible. The best way to represent your organization is with a magnet that attracts attention and is easily readable with little to no fading over time.

We recommend that you remove your magnet anytime your vehicle is exposed to moisture – rain, snow, sleet, sprinklers, and dew will all compromise your magnet if you do not dry both the magnet and the car as promptly as possible. To clean your magnetic bumper sticker, use only a soft, damp cloth. Additionally, remember to remove your bumper sticker magnet before entering a car wash or washing your car at home. Failure to do so may compromise your magnet and your vehicle’s finish.