‘One picture is worth a thousand words.’ – Frederick Barnard.
I can still remember when Zachary had his first day of preschool. He was a little firecracker this guy. I worried for weeks about leaving him with the teacher. Would he listen? Would he make it to the bathroom in time? Would he make friends? Am I making the right choice? When the time did come he went into class and did not look back, and I was left in awe of how big my baby had become.
Like most mothers I dreamed about my child’s first day of school picture and how I was going to make it memorable. At the time I had two children so I knew I wanted to make something that I would be able to use for years to come.
The week before school started I set out to the dollar store with a vision and came home with a chalk board, foam letters and some chalk. I put together a sign that I could fill in each year with which grade they were going in and what they want to be when they “grow up”.
Last year Zachary started Kindergarten and that little sign just wasn’t enough for me. I really wanted to start something that would really show how much he had grown each year and that would last until high school graduation.
So I reached out to a local mom who does embroidery to have a shirt made with “Class of 2027”. The idea is that he will wear this on the first day of school each year to show just how much he has grown over the years. It was everything that I was looking for and a perfect way to make our back to school photos each year that much more memorable.
Please share below how do you make your back to school photos memorable?