First Day of School Poster

First Day of School Postera
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Hi gang! The first day of school is right around the corner. Which means, in a few short weeks, first day of school photos will flood our social media accounts. (Personally, I love to see all of the back to school pictures!)

I noticed last year, almost everyone used some sort of “first day of school” sign as a photo prop. In fact, we did too! Here’s the proof:

First Day of School Signs

And while these signs are adorable, and there’s a wide variety available online, it doesn’t really set your photos apart. (Because everyone is doing it!)

So I started brainstorming ideas that would make our photos a little bit different. After thinking about it all summer, I designed this “First Day of School” poster. And I loooooove it!!

First Day of School Poster

First Day of School Poster

I had my little ones help me determine what to put on our poster, then we got to work filling it out! This project is great for so many reasons – it’s fun to fill out, your children can help – AND – it’s extremely easy to customize. You can grab your own copy at the link below:

In fact, I love this project so much, I printed one for each of my children and my niece. Seriously, how cute are they?!?!

First Day of School Poster

The best part is, these posters can be personalized any way you like AND printed for less than $7!! (We printed our signs at Staples as a black-and-white “engineering print”. The files are designed to be printed on 36″ x 48″ paper, but you could easily size it down to 24″ x 36″ or 18″ x 24″.)

First Day of School Poster

We used our trusty Crayola markers to fill in all the blanks. The color, wording, and decorating options are endless! Move aside mediocre signs!

First Day of School Poster

And in honor of the school year starting back up – I’ve decided to host my first giveaway!


One lucky winner will receive:

  • my digital poster file (for repeat use – year after year!)
  • one printed version of the poster for EACH child in your family
  • the option of providing me with your children’s information and having me fill-in-the-blanks and decorating the posters for you – or – leaving the posters blank so you can add your own personal touches!
  • and free shipping (the posters will be mailed right to your doorstep)!


Two additional winners will win the digital poster file!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can download your own poster in my online shop. And use it year, after year, after year!

Are you ready for the first day of school? You can find more of my back to school ideas here.  Or print your own (free!) first day of school signs here. What’s left on your to-do list?

First Day of School Postera

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