Celebrating 30 years of Post-its

This year one of my favorite office products turned 30 and I must say that I cannot imagine life without the Post-it Note. Not only are they colorful and fun, but they also help keep me organized and on task. My workspace would be incredibly bland without the 20 Post-it notes containing my to-do lists that are attached to my desk. 

When I was younger in the days before I learned the real value of the Post-it Note, I use to write my to-do list on my hand so I would never forget what needed to be done…at the time I thought this was genius because you never go anywhere without your hand. Well let me tell you that there are several problems with this method…your list is visible to everyone you come in contact with, the list will smudge when you wash your hands, and let’s be honest…it just doesn’t really look very nice having writing all over your hand. These problems just didn’t seem to faze me as a 7th grader though. Thankfully now I have learned the way of the Post-it and I’m never turning back. I’m sure Post-it has changed a lot of lives like it has my own over the past 30 years. 

So in honor of Post-it’s 30th anniversary, I have decided to dedicate a blog post entirely to this great product. 

Random Post-it Fun Facts

In the movie Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, the two main characters played by Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino claim they invented Post-it® Notes to make their ex-classmates think they are a success.

Oprah Winfrey featured a 3M scientist who invented Post-it flags on her show. 

On the ABC show, Grey’s Anatomy Meredith Grey and Derek Sheppard exchanged their wedding vows on a Post-it Note.

It would take approximately 506,880,000 Post-its to circle the world once.

In 1989 a family evacuated their home due to Hurricane Hugo leaving a Post-it Note stuck to their front door. When they returned after the hurricane passed, the note was still there yet the 8 oak trees in the front yard were not.

In 2000 a line of evening wear was created by Ilze Vitolina using Post-it Notes… the line featured eleven dresses, including a wedding gown!

Post-it Art
In honor of their 30th anniversary, Post-it held a Life as Art contest inspiring fans to create artwork from Post-it notes. Here are the grand prize and first place entries…

Along with the Life as Art contest Post-it also unveiled a billboard in Grand Central Station in New York this past August. The billboard consisted of over 100,000 Post-its and took over a month to build!

photo credit: nyclovesnyc.blogspot.com

Now these art installations may have taken months to create…but look at the fun you can have with Post-its without dedicating a month of your time…


video: jamesmichie’s YouTube video stream

So in conclusion, I’d just like to say Happy 30th Post-it! Have any Post-it memories to share in honor of Post-it’s anniversary? Leave your comments below!

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