Why am I so excited to talk about stickers?
I thought about this for a while today, reflecting on the source of my enthusiasm when I got the call from Petra Bachron, Artist and Founder of Mountain Mornings, to write this article.
Of course to begin with, like many art lovers, I’m a fan of Petra’s work. Her fine black and white illustrations represent nature so beautifully—perfectly blending together folk and modern styles. But there’s more. The stickers especially, conjure up nostalgia from my childhood in the 80’s and 90’s. Aha! That’s another reason why I’m so keen to write about Mountain Mornings stickers!
I remember as a kid, my brother, sister and I would gather around on the carpet, each with our own sticker album open. We’d compare and trade from our collections of precious stickers. Some came from friends, some received as rewards—proof of brave visits to the doctor or dentist. I still recall the funky smelling ones such as the dill pickle scented scratch-and-sniff sticker—that one was my favourite!
Nowadays I prefer real pickles, but my interest in stickers—the non-smelly kind—lives on. I’m also a grown woman now—one who enjoys both collecting local art, and spending time on the Pacific Northwest trails with family. And that’s why I’m so glad to have discovered Mountain Mornings a few years ago at a Vancouver, BC craft market.
Mountain Morning stickers are amazingly durable, so they fit my family’s lifestyle. And the imagery mirrors my love of nature and satisfies my current more “sophisticated” taste for sticker art!
5 Reasons why Mountain Mornings stickers are so popular!
Is it worth it? Loyal Mountain Mornings sticker fans would definitely say “yes”, but if you haven’t yet tried these premium stickers that are inspired by the Pacific Northwest, here are just several examples on why this product continues to be one the brand’s top sellers to individual customers and gift shop retailers.
Read on to learn about the features and benefits:
- Waterproof and durable
- Dishwasher safe and easy to remove
- Eco-friendly ink and lower carbon footprint
- Artistic expression
- Economical gifting
Reason 1: Ready for the elements!
Don’t you just hate it when pretty things are too delicate to use? When I buy something, I want to get the most use out of it, instead of constantly trying to shelter it from damage.
Whether you’re climbing a mountain on the weekend, or riding on crowded public transportation every day, Mountain Mornings waterproof and scratch proof stickers can handle rough conditions.
Some people refer to these types of stickers as “decals” since they’re made with vinyl. The material allows water from rain or accidental spills to bead off—unlike conventional paper which absorbs water and breaks down into an annoying unrecognizable mark on your belongings.
As a household of two young kids and two very tired, distracted parents—there’s always somebody dropping something! Our water bottles have taken some tumbles, but the stickers on them tell a different story—still looking good as new!
Reason 2: Stays in place AND leaves not trace
Don’t overthink it, save yourself the effort by putting it all in the dishwasher!
Time to wash your thermos that has your favourite Mountain Mornings sticker on it? Rest assured that the stickers are dishwasher safe, so there’s no need to wash it separately by hand. Simply put it on the top rack, close that door, press start, and TRUST that everything will be ok—still vibrant and stuck on tight when you take it out of the warm steamy dishwasher!
Mountain Mornings stickers stay in place when you want them to, but you can also remove them easily when you feel like changing things up! And they don’t leave behind any sticky bits! My mom used to get so MAD at me for plastering stickers all over her furniture! Removing them was a pain! If only Mountain Mornings stickers existed back then when I was young!
Reason 3: Eco-friendly ink and lower carbon footprint
You can’t see or smell it, but unfortunately, the ink used to print many everyday products emit airborne chemicals that pollute the air and harm our health. With this in mind, Mountain Mornings chooses to print stickers using eco-friendly Greenguard Gold Certified Ink. This means that the inks in their stickers emit lower levels of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), which is better for indoor air quality and our bodies.
Mountain Mornings stickers are shipped worldwide, but as an eco-conscious business owner Petra prints her stickers locally in Vancouver, BC, to keep the carbon footprint smaller, and support the local economy as well!
Reason 4: Freedom to express who you are
Our stickers are designed to let you easily express who you are—as you personalize everything from laptops, water bottles, guitar cases, luggage, and more! They are portable works of art that you can take with you anywhere.
Maybe, like me, you’re not particularly chatty, but want to tell the world, “Look! I’m the quiet observant type that loves to take pictures.” Mountain Mornings has a camera sticker for that! Maybe it will even help start some conversations with the other artists in our midst!
Reason 5: Economical Gifting
If you’re on a budget and in search of thoughtful gifts for friends or family who love to spend time outdoors, Mountain Mornings stickers are a lovely economical choice. You can choose from many designs based on geography and wildlife, in order to suit your recipient’s personal taste.
As a bonus, each purchase acts as a gift back to nature, since 1% of proceeds goes to Pacific Wild, an organization supporting healthy and sustainable ecosystems throughout the Pacific Northwest region.
Shopping for a friend or relative from across the globe and stressed about the cost of shipping? Lightweight and flat—Mountain Mornings stickers are perfect! Since they are waterproof and highly durable, you won’t need to worry about damage in transit. Just slip a few stickers into a greeting card and send them off. Then picture your loved one smiling when they open their envelope! They’re going to love it!
Whether you’re treating yourself or looking for gifts that are inspired by nature, Mountain Mornings stickers are a great choice for any outdoor soul. They will last a long time to remind you of the Pacific Northwest—no matter where life takes you and your loved ones.
If you’re a gift shop retailer looking for eye-catching outdoor themed items to serve your local and tourism customers, Mountain Mornings also offers wholesale options!
Tania Reitsma, Contributor