Graduation Season

As many of us, with high school or college students know, graduation season is upon us. That time of year where high school students (and sometimes even college seniors) go through their “Senioritis” phase in life. That time of pushing through your final exams, SAT’s and or ACT’s and planning your graduation party and partying all night long.

As a parent of a, now, 1 year high school graduate I know it is a bitter sweet moment. It is a moment of both joy and grief. You’re excited that your child is finishing high school and on the stepping stone of being an adult. But, at the same time, it is oh so hard to let them go. You know that that is your job. You have guided them through life, you have taught them how to be a good and, hopefully, productive person with enough knowledge and self respect to be able to make the right choices and decisions and now it is time to let them go and explore the world on their own.

But oh how difficult it is.

After the month of graduation parties and spending unreasonable amounts of money on both your own celebration and gifts for others, you have to go on that dreaded shopping spree and spend more cash to  decorate and supply a new home for your college bound kid. Not to mention the, in my opinion, outrageous college tuition.

But none of this is a surprise. Your child has probably been breaking away from you since the start of senior, or even junior year. As soon as they have that car they come and go as they please, creating a life separate from yours. All of this is how it SHOULD be, we have our kids for a little while and then they move on and we have to let them.

As for those parents that have college graduates, congratulations you either are going to have a child move back home or you are going to have an adult entering the workforce and living on their own. Hopefully fairly quickly.

In any case, parents we should be proud and pat ourselves on the back for a job well done! We have raised our kids for the last 18+ years, they survived, WE survived and here’s hoping for a great future for them!

Have  SUPER day!

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Fun at the Superhero Factory

All the employees here at the SuperflyKids Superhero Factory like to have fun, while working hard to provide kids of all ages with awesome capes. Thinking about April Fools day brought back some great memories of pranks and jokes we have pulled in the past, just to make every day a little more fun and interesting.

For example, we have some people working here that are very easily scared. One of our missions is to try to find many, many ways to make exactly that happen, scare them! We have a caped “pet” stuffed squirrel that likes to show up in the weirdest places to try to make you jump out of your skin. For example, the squirrel will jump at you when you are unrolling fabric, it hides in bathrooms, snuggles in desk drawers and between spools of thread. Just waiting for you to stick your hand in there. Many screams, yelps and exclamations of fear have been heard over the years at the sight of our EXTREMELY terrifying squirrel.

 

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Another fun activity we have done in the past was based on the song “Dumb ways to die”. This is from quite a few years back. We have a candle in the form of a gnome, which has encountered many dumb ways to die around our facility. Or, if you will, it has been rescued by a Superhero from sure death many times. If you need some inspiration, see some of the images below. Some might think we have a dark sense of humor but it has kept us entertained for quite a while and we have gotten some great laughs out of it while bonding together over a common cause. And sometimes, instead of being a Superhero, we just like to be the villains.

So this April Fools Day go and prank someone and have a great laugh.

Nothing is better than laughing with good friends!

Have a SUPER day!

 

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Screen Print Season has arrived

Our silk screen, heat press season is here.

Around this time of the year we start getting ready for orders with custom printed logos. Many companies and people are planning and organizing their fundraise events, fun runs or company events and love to have capes with their logo on them.

Of course The Superhero Factory is the place to go!

We have so many options to choose from, 2 different styles of capes, 3 different cape sizes, 18 different cape colors, heat press or silk screen, we have it all. With quick turn around times too!!

We started making these capes a few years ago in 2012 and it is now a major part of our business, with, we are pleased to say, many return and new customers. The process is, usually, very simple. The client emails the logo they would like printed on the capes. We send it to the printer (we can even adjust the graphics if need be) and they either get printed by the printer, when silk screening or we print them in house, if heat pressed. Look at some of these samples!

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As you can see there are many options when it comes to printing, anything from a simple 1 color to a multitude of colors. Basically anything is possible.

We have enjoyed working with many different companies and charity organizations like; The American Heart Association, Seattle Department of Transportation, FedEx, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Doseum in Texas, Samsung, marketing companies and many others.

Prices depend on many factors, such as quantity, size, number of colors in the print and due date. Standard production time is about 3 weeks, unless the order is for tens of thousands of capes of course. Although we can certainly handle large quantities, they just take a little bit longer to produce since we do hand make each and every cape.

So if you are looking for fun capes with your custom logo, for any type of event, look no further and contact us at 313 454 1492 or support@superflykids.com for a quote!

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Have a SUPER day!

 

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Number One Customer Question

At the Superhero Factory we receive lots of phone calls and email questions. Anything from, “When will my package arrive?’ , “Do you have this particular color cape?” to “Do you provide bulk discount?”

Some of you might be wondering: What is the number one question SuperflyKids is asked?

Let me tell you the answer!

The question we are asked the most is: “Can I put 2 or more initials on the cape?”

And the answer is YES you can.

Since all our capes are hand cut and handmade, we are able to create initials to make them fit into practically any emblem. Below are some pictures of some of capes we have made with multiple initials.

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Unfortunately, at this time, technology doesn’t allow us to make this a feature on our website, therefore to order a cape with multiple initials you would have to call us at 313 454 1492 or email  support@superflykids.com. And of course, since this is a unique custom cape and extra initials are hand cut, there will be an additional fee of $5 per letter.

As mentioned before, we have the ability to basically create anything and put it on a cape. Sheena, our production manager, is extremely creative and an excellent artist and she has made some pretty fantastic designs for our customers. So if you have a custom design that you would like to add to a cape, give us a call and we will be happy to provide a quote.

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Have a SUPER day!

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Introducing our Cause Cape Program

Here at SuperflyKids we pride ourselves on giving back to the community, it is actually at the forefront of our company’s mantra.

We have always given special pricing to non-profit organizations and charities and donated hundreds of capes and other items, but now we have developed a program that is even better.

Introducing our Cause Capes!

For this new program we have partnered (so far) with 3 very worthy charity organizations who work tirelessly to help children in need or to find cures for children’s diseases.

Our partners are, CureSearch, CASA of Lexington and CHD families. CureSearch is a national non-profit foundation whose mission is to end childhood cancer by driving targeted and innovative research with measurable results in an accelerated time frame.

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Casa is a non-profit organization that, through the power of volunteer advocacy, works to ensure that all victims of child abuse and neglect are given a chance to thrive in a safe, permanent home. CASA’s trained and supervised volunteers provide an independent voice for children, one child at a time, by speaking for their best interests in the family court system.

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CHD families (Congenital Heart Defects) Families Association is a not-for-profit dedicated to providing support to heart families throughout Kansas and Missouri. They also support Children’s Mercy Hospital by donating money for research.

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The Cause Cape program offers custom capes, customizable by selecting colors, emblems and initials, printed with the organizations logo. Each cape is $25 including shipping, and for every cape purchased we give $5 back to that particular cause. So if you know a child who is battling cancer, is in the foster system or has a heart defect and could use a Superhero Cape or, if you would like to donate a cape please visit our website and order one of these very worthy Cause Capes.

Have a SUPER day!

 

 

 

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Goodbye Friend

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Tomorrow we say good bye to a good friend and co-worker but it is not forever. Our Bestie Kelly Kinney is being lead on a new and exciting path. Kelly has worked with Superflykids for 5 years. For a small and fairly new company it seems like a lifetime.

From ALL us here Characters at The SuperHero Factory… We wish you the best of luck Kelly in ALL your new endeavors.

Come visit for LUNCH anytime!

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Backyard Campout Day!

 

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I don’t know about you… but this weekend I am totally taking advantage of Michigan’s beautiful outdoors. How befitting too, when THIS Saturday is Great American Backyard Campout Day!!! 

I have so many awesome (classic) and some not so classic ideas of how to celebrate with my lil one. I do have to say though… anything outside and bonfire related; I am in! It is so important to persuade your kids to unplug and spend some time outside and moving their bodies and using their imaginations. Here are a small list of things I plan on doing this weekend with my lil one and friends.

  1. Making S’Mores ~  Ok who doesn’t love the idea of devouring this classic ooey-gooey deliciousness?  Cool thing is… you don’t have to have open flames to enjoy this yummy treat. A paper plate, 2 graham crackers, a marshmallow,  a small hunk of chocolate, and a microwave are all you need. If you are a kid you may need the assistance of a grown-up because it could get too hot for little fingers. Just lay one of the graham crackers on the plate and put the chocolate and marshmallow on top of each other. Add the 2nd graham cracker: pop it in the micro for about 10-15 seconds…. Voila! Indoor/Outdoor Camping deliciousness
  2. Playing Flash Light Tag ~ I can remember as a kid the cousins and I chasing each other around my grandmother’s back yard with flashlights. Especially after our crazy (but fun) family reunions. Good Times! We didn’t call it exercise then… we were just kids playing and enjoying the summer.
  3. Having a Scavenger Hunt ~ Hide some fun objects around the backyard and have your kids help seek them out. They can be goodies or toys to play with outside while camping. Who doesn’t like a lil competition? Whomever finds the most hidden stuff WINS!!!
  4. Rock Hunting ~ We used to skip rocks out at the lake and bring home ones that looked different, pretty or just interesting. Michigan is home to Petoskey stones. They are unique because they are composed of fossilized coral that lived in Michigan’s waters thousands of years ago.
  5. Going Hiking, Biking, Boating, Fishing, Walking, Swimming, or Running! Anywhere and Anytime is perfect to get out and make memories with your family and friends.

Whatever you end up doing this weekend… Do it with love and kindness. OH, and eat a S’More for me!

ENJOY!!!

.: ♥ SuperHeroMomma ♥ :.

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Customer Pictures

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I cannot stress to y’all enough… We LOVE LOVE seeing and getting feedback from our customers. Whether it be positive or negative we very much appreciate it.

We are all about the satisfaction of our customers. So when we get pictures in our email or comments/mentions on our Facebook page, we are elated!

Here are just a few of our happy Super Fly Heroes!

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Please send us your Super Hero Swag Pictures.

Share the Imagination and the Adventure!

 

We look forward to seeing YOU!!!

ENJOY!

.: ♥ SuperHeroMomma ♥ :.

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