School days, fallen leaves and crisp air are upon us. There are still a few weeks of summer left and I'll enjoy it every minute of it. There is something lovely about the change that September brings. It's a new start with old routines and that is satisfying.
To celebrate this change, we have a simple and free printable for those of you with kids heading to school (first time, or not). Just choose black or white, print it, frame it and you're done. Get your mini model in place and start snapping those first day photos.
It's minimally simple, but so adorable. The print is 8.5" x 11". I just used a simple black IKEA frame which comes in colours like green (also shown), red, yellow and pink. You and your little one(s) can choose and make it your own.
The PDFs include prints for Preschool to Grade Six. Which kid will allow you take to take a photo past Grade Six? For those of you in Ontario (our home), don't worry! There are JK and SK prints at the end of the PDF.
Printing Tips - Use a thicker weight of paper like card stock and rich black ink (adjust printer settings for heavy coverage) for best results. You may also have to ask your printer to "fit to page" so it doesn't stretch the artwork. This will ensure everything sits nicely once framed.
White - Download white prints with black type (PDF)
Black - Download black prints with white type (PDF)
Whatever emotions the first day of school brings for you, enjoy this change. For first time school parents, I feel your mixed emotions. Just give yourself a HUGE pat on the back, you're there! You've been through the trenches with your baby to preschooler (unless they were one of those elusive dream babies) and now your big kid is going out into the world with confidence and independence, thanks to YOU!