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First Day of School Signs: Preserving Memories

Hello there, fellow parents! It's that time of the year again – the first day of school is just around the corner. The backpacks are packed, lunch boxes are ready, and excitement is bubbling in the air. What better way to capture this precious moment than with a first day of school sign? Let's make those first day memories last a lifetime!


First Day of School Signs - Memories that last a lifetime

Picture this: It's your child's first day of school. They're standing there with their backpack, ready to embark on a new adventure.

Now, imagine looking back a few years down the line and seeing that exact moment frozen in time.

First day of school signs serve as a fantastic visual time capsule, preserving those feelings of excitement and anticipation forever. Plus, they make for the perfect "then and now" comparison photos, showing just how much your little one has grown.


Different types of First Day of School Signs

Now that we're on the same page about the awesomeness of first day of school signs, let's talk about the different options you have:


Printable Signs

These are ready-made signs you can find online. Just print them out, fill in your child's grade, age, and any other details, and you're good to go. Easy peasy!

    In fact, we've created a special one exclusively for you! You can access and download it from our Freebies page, and you might also find some of our other free printables appealing!

     Free printable First Day of School Sign

    Chalkboard or Whiteboard

    Get creative with a mini chalkboard or a whiteboard. Write down your child's grade, what they're excited about, and their future goals. Decorate it with whatever you fancy.

    Or get a premade reusable chalkboard online.


    DIY Craft

    Unleash your inner crafting guru and make your own sign. Get some poster board, markers, stickers, and let your imagination run wild. Personalized and memorable – the perfect combo!


      Digital Designs

      If you're tech-savvy, you can create a digital sign using design software or apps. This option allows for a more polished look and even lets you add filters or effects. 


      Making Your Own First Day of School Sign

      Ready to roll up your sleeves and create a memorable masterpiece? Here's a simple DIY guide to get you started:


      1. Gather Your Supplies: You'll need a large piece of poster board or chalkboard, markers, chalk, stickers, and any other decorative materials you fancy.


      1. Plan Your Design: Decide on the layout of your sign. Will it be a classic "First Day of School" with spaces to fill in the details, or do you want a more creative approach?


      1. Decorate: Let your creativity shine! Use bright colors, patterns, and stickers to make the sign visually appealing.


      1. Add Personal Touches: Include your child's name, the date, grade, and any additional questions or prompts you want to ask them.


      1. Capture the Moment: On the big day, have your child hold up the sign and smile for the camera. Don't forget to take a few extra shots for good measure!


      Questions to Ask Your Kids

      In addition to capturing their physical appearance, why not capture a bit of their personality too? Ask your kids some fun questions before taking those first day photos: 

      1. What are you most excited about this school year?
      2. What do you want to learn or achieve this year?
      3. Who is your favorite teacher and why?
      4. What's your favorite subject?
      5. What do you want to be when you grow up?

      Their answers will not only add a personal touch to the photo but also provide a wonderful insight into their thoughts and aspirations.


      12 school years in a book

      But wait!

      💡 What if you had a collection of all your children’s first day of school signs neatly kept in one place, ready to be accessed at any time?

      💡 And not just their first day of school signs, but also their last day of school signs?

      💡 And what if the sign captured more than just your child's name, age, grade, the date, and a couple or so questions?

      💡 And wouldn't it be adorable if your kids actually filled out those signs themselves and you could watch how their handwriting changes as the years roll by?


      Thankfully, our My Friends and I book is incredibly versatile and can be used in so many ways! On top of being an awesome "friendship book" and an adorable way for your child to get to know and to remember their friends forever, it can also double up as your kid’s very own “Me – then and now” book.

      26 questions about your child

      On two pages, your child will answer 26 questions and prompts, including their name, nickname, age, photo, height, eye and hair color, family members, pets, school, grade, date, and favorites such as favorite food, favorite color, favorite book, favorite movie, favorite activities, and others, dream job, and their signature.

      26 questions about your child

      The book has space for a dozen "first day of school signs" and another dozen for the last day of school – covering your child’s entire school journey from kindergarten through 12th grade. And then there’s still room for 16 friends to fill out the rest of the book. Or how about having your child’s teachers sign the book at the end of each school year?

      So, no worries about having to be all artsy, get crafty, or dig around online for signs every school year. Just flip through the My Friends and I memory book and you'll find those first and last day of school signs for all 12 school years.

      My Friends and I is a fantastic memento that mirrors your child's voyage, evolution, and progress. When they're all grown up, the book will serve as a heartwarming reminder of those school days filled with wonder and anticipation.   


      Snag a copy of the My Friends and I book before the school bells ring! Get $5 off until August 20th; enter promo code BIRTHDAY at checkout here.

      The book is also available on Amazon.


      Have a fantastic school year ahead!

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