National Sticker Day

Read Time: 2 Mins. Author: T. Hill

national sticker day

National Sticker day is celebrated on the 13th of January. We celebrate on this day, as it is the birthday of (our founder) Ray Stanton Avery, the inventor of the very first Label!

Whilst the company name, Avery, remains, as you'd expect a lot has changed since 1935. We still offer labels and stickers as we always have, but they have come on a bit since then. We now have almost limitless options, from a huge range of materials, to any custom size you want, to any custom shape you need. 

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We like Stan.

Be More like Stan.

Stan has the ultimate 'start up story' in our opinion. From humble beginnings growing up in a rented chicken coop, to having to work night shifts to put himself through college, Stan was able to start a company and go on to create a whole new industry with nothing more than an idea, some small bits of machinery and a $100 loan (from his future wife!). With this, he created and manufactured the worlds first labels which were used to merchandise products using a special adhesive which made them easy to remove.

The business started in a 100-foot building in Los Angeles, but Stan, still under 30 years old  at the time, saw demand rapidly grow so started to expand the business.

Fast forward to today, Avery is passionate about continuing Stan's legacy and making labels & stickers available to everyone. A large part of our demographic are businesses who are looking to create customised labels for their new product or brand. We like to think about how many of these incredible business owners are also starting out with a reasonably modest sum and where their idea and passion will take their business in 80 years... 

Just think, what would Stan say!

We like to think he'd say things like this...

what would stan say

Things to do to celebrate National Sticker Day

National Sticker Day is a breeze to celebrate, as it's all about spreading joy with the power of stickers. Check out these simple yet delightful ways to make the most of this special day, or let your creativity soar with your own sticker-inspired ideas:

1. Stock Up On Stickers: You can easily buy labels and stickers on our site and choose to have them printed by us or you can print yourself at home. Either way creating a fun sticker is easy using our FREE design software. Either upload an image yourself or create a design from scratch using our design gallery to get you started.  To celebrate National Sticker Day we may even have a special birthday discount - so keep your eyes peeled!

2. Unleash Your Creativity: Stickers can add a dash of fun and personality to almost anything with a flat surface. Let your imagination run wild as you decorate and personalise items like your laptop, water bottle, smartphone case, video game console, travel coffee mug, musical instrument cases, car windows, bike helmets, storage containers, journals, planners, and more! The possibilities are endless, and it's a fantastic way to express your unique style.

3. Give Someone A Boost: Everyone loves stickers, kids to adults, we all love the peel and stick! Why not share your fun sticker design with someone. Whether it's a professionally printed sticker or a hand written note with a special message, we think either has the potential to make someones day. So have fun and get stickin' 

Sticker Trivia & Facts

Impress your friends, family, and colleagues with these intriguing sticker tidbits:

1. Sticker Ball Record: Did you know that the Guinness Book of World Records recognised the world's largest sticker ball in 2016? This colossal creation, crafted in celebration of National Sticker Day, tipped the scales at over 230 pounds and measured more than 8 feet in circumference. Check out Saul the huge sticker ball.

2. Sticker Collector Extraordinaire: India is home to the world's largest sticker collection, curated by Nidhi Bansal. With a whopping 102,317 stickers, it's a true testament to the art of sticker collecting.

3. Timeless Classic: The iconic "Hello My Name Is" sticker, a staple at conferences and workshops, made its debut in 1959. Remarkably, it remains a popular choice for introductions even today."