“No one should part with their individuality and become that of another”. William Ellery Channing
Individuality is a quality that’s often praised, but seldom appreciated in real life. People who dare to think or be different are often ridiculed – at least till this very individuality makes them successful as a trail blazer. Unfortunately, we tend to have an attitude to follow the herd – sometimes blindly so!
A quick look around you will make you realize just how generic everything has become these days. The minute a trend appears, it’s immediately lapped up by every brand and the whole world is seen sporting it! And if a celebrity is involved, then pretty much everyone ends up looking like a clone of him/her!
While this phenomenon can be found among all sections of society, it is more pronounced among teens and pre-teens, particularly because they have the added stress of peer pressure. Kids of this age group find acceptance by ‘fitting in’ with their peers. While it may appear normal and harmless on the surface, this herd mentality can result in some dangerous behavior too.
That’s why it’s so important to encourage kids to maintain their individuality in this world of copy cats. Kids have it harder today than we did in our childhood, mainly due to the prevalence of social media. The best way to go about this is to encourage them gently with small steps. And one of the easiest ways to remind them of their individuality on a daily basis is through something they have to use every day – their school books!
Tread your own Path – with Classmate Customized Notebooks!
If you remember your school days, you’ll recollect how colorful notebooks and bright stationery made all the difference between a dull school day and a fun-filled one! Classmate takes this one step further by ensuring that your books reflect who you really are. Yes, Classmate books now have an option to customize your notebooks so that they are truly unique – just like you!
Classmate is a school products brand from the ITC group. Since its inception in 2003, Classmate has been reinventing school stationery in India and the latest from them are customized notebooks.
If the thought of customizing your notebook sounds complicated, prepare to be surprised! The process is incredibly simple!
1. You first select the specifics of your notebook – size, binding, number of pages and ruling
2. Choose from the existing designs or upload any image of your choice – yes, any image you like will appear on your notebook!
3. Adjust the background colors, layout etc. Enter any text – a quote, your name or anything that inspires you
4. Save, preview and you’re done!
Designing the customized notebooks is a fun project and can be done by the parent and child together. It’s a great way to get those creative juices flowing! The best part? You get a pack of six customized notebooks for just Rs. 510.00. Yes! Tempting enough to go for a few packs for the whole school year!
The Classmate customized notebooks make perfect gifts for school kids, college kids and just about anyone who is in the habit of journaling, doodling or anything else! Using these personalized notebooks acts as a daily reminder for kids to be themselves in this crazy world of blindly following the crowd. An inspirational quote or phrase on the book serves to increase their self esteem and perk them up on bad days.
As they say, every journey begins with a small step, and these customized notebooks from Classmate are the perfect step on that journey of making kids proud of who they are. It’s a great way to show kids to encourage kids to express their individuality in bigger ways, like in the hobbies or career they choose. After all, it’s only by being yourself that you can fulfill your true potential!