Happy first day of school!

August 25, 2011  ·  Posted under FREEBIES, last day of school

I’m so stinkin’ giddy right now! You guys liked the free back to school signs! Some of you are even sharing your pictures with me and with How Does She, and I just couldn’t resist posting them here, too. : ) The new backpacks… the proud smiles… such a special moment!

There’s a little story behind this picture – Christy and daughter really were both headed off for their first day of school, since it was Christy’s first day of teaching first grade. She wrote and told me that “this photo will remain close to my heart forever,” and I promptly cried my eyes out like the sentimental nut that I am!

I’ve actually been tearing up like crazy the entire time I’ve been putting together this post, so I’d better stop talkin’, here. ; ) I’ll just say thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for liking what How Does She and I made, and for allowing us to be a part of your memories!

PS. I know not everyone has gone back to school just yet (including where I live), so if you’d still like a sign kit, it’s not too late!


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    Friday, August 26th, 2011 at 2:43 am
    Karen Mallin says:
    What a sweet blog post, Heather.  You made me weepy just reading it!  :)
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    Friday, August 26th, 2011 at 3:31 am
    azlb says:
    You will photos of Maddie for years to come. Love them!!!
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    Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 2:52 am
    Macimiller says:
    LOVE LOVE LOVE this Heather! I went to the site and got mine! Will be so cute for Ruby next week when she starts. Gonna also print and save so each year we will have a traditional shot with your signs! Thanks so much!!! Will also post on my blog and FB and share your fabulousness! :-)
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    Monday, July 2nd, 2012 at 6:14 am
    roxanna brown says:
    I was wondering how I can print out the signs?
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      Monday, July 2nd, 2012 at 1:27 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Roxanna! You can download the signs (and lots more printables I've designed!) through HowDoesShe. There's information here: www.HowDoesShe.com/freebies
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    Saturday, September 8th, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    Jennifer Puterman says:
    These are super cute!!! However, I wish that you could modify them to add the date and name of school...
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    Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 at 1:07 am
    Maryellen Tidwell says:
    Love this...used it last year and school starts tomorrow for us!!
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      Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 at 9:31 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Maryellen! I hope your kids have a great first day of school! : )