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first day picture. too cute. photo shoot.

First days of school make me a little giddy. I love them. I can’t wait for them. Nothing is better than that first day of school picture.  And, my other half just smiles and goes along with it because in the end he knows that is what makes me smile too.

So, what would be better than your own little photo shoot background? Don’t look far… I found it! Not to mention, it is a simple download and a cheap way to ring in the new school year. May I introduce you to a little gem I found online called {caravan digital downloads}…


I am in love and think you will be too. This is your one stop shop for…

  • free printables
  • stationary
  • art prints & chalk prints
  • toys
  • holiday ideas

What had me at hello? Oh, just wait.  A {back to school poster pack}.

poster pack picture Adorable. You can find this specific template {here}. Good news? It’s cheap. For $12 you can download files from a generic 1st day of school background to pre-k and up to 8th grade. You might also find some other free printables along the way.

{the simple task}
step 1. visit the site and order the poster pack. maybe some other goodies too.

step 2. a link will be sent to you to download the file.

step 3. save the link to a thumb drive or send it directly to an office supply store to get it printed as a large {engineered print}. my choice? 36 x 48.  i used Staples and ordered it online. total cost? a whopping $7 with tax. hooray!

step 4. 
pin it to the wall. kids stand in front. smile. click. done.

Grayson smilegrayson goofy

Not only is this such a treat for your 1st day of school pictures. But, think of all the other ideas?  To name a few…

  • for teachers… work portfolio pictures? Or, a special backdrop for a notebook, class magnet, time capsule? You wouldn’t even need to blow the image up. Buy. Save. Print on 8 1/2 x 11 paper.
  • for christmas card lovers… this could be the backdrop for each of your little kiddos’ pictures. An easy way to share their grade and maybe even write some other fun facts to the side of it with white pencil, pens or chalk.
  • for art  enthusiasts… cut it out and put it in a frame or two. You could have a whole playroom, bedroom or hallway with all the different grade levels.
  • for parents… this could be the beginning of the school year portfolio that holds all your kiddo’s artwork. Don’t have this? Don’t worry… it is on my list to tackle for my own family. More to come on this one.

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Don’t shy away from it just because the 1st day of school has passed. No one will even be the wiser. Just get those kiddies of yours dolled up and {pretend} it is the first day yet again.

Easy. Simple. A ridiculously adorable way to show off those little cuties of yours.

try. enjoy. share.

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