When I opened them I was surprised they were as small as they were. :)
I first inspected the inner message:
If lost please call my mom & dad
(xxx)-xxx-xxxx or (xxx)xxx-xxxx
Honestly...I found it extremely difficult to read for two reasons. It's embossed on a tiny band...so the font is small. Also, the band is yellow, so it's just harder to read. You basically have to tilt it in the light to read it. Three things came to my mind:
1) At least I know that the message can't be rubbed off
2) In the case of an emergency, I can hope that a first-responder would recognize the bracelet for what it is.
3) I could teach my children to present the bracelet if they got lost and scared.
But, since I still felt ill-at ease and didn't want to re-order a different color...I took a sharpie marker and quickly rubbed over the message so that it showed more prominently. For now...that works for me.
Upon presenting the bracelet to lil A he lit up! I helped him put it on and he immediately ran to show his dadda. Then he took it off!! (with some effort) So... we'll most definitely be putting it on his ankle. haha. But he's proud to have it.
All in all. I am happy with the product. I wish they did some type of two tone color to make it easier to read. :)