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First Day of School Backpack Surprise


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It’s official, my boys just hopped on the bus and are off to their first day of school.  I wanted to share a little something I added to their backpacks to make it more special and ease their nerves a bit as they head out into a new year.  It’s nothing much and you can pick it all up at the dollar store, so here we go…

hand sanitizer – tissues – tic tacs – family photos with a love note


I printed off a couple recent family photos in wallet size and laminated them so they’re nice and sturdy.  I typed up a little note saying that we love them in the same size and stuck them all on a little key ring.  Most backpacks have a key-chain inside so just clip it right on and you’re good to go.


If they’re feeling nervous, or missing home, a quick peek in their backpack will bring the reassurance to make it through the rest of the day!



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*So Festive for Kids is a series contributed by Andrea, a creative mom to 3 boys who always has a fun idea for the little ones.  All photos and ideas are original to her.


Melissa loves simply celebrating life through holidays, travel, photography, and the simple moments at home. Her best friend Brandon and her are raising their 4 adorable little ones just north of Salt Lake City, UT. Sunshine, gelato, a good run, planning a trip, and an organized house make her really happy. She loves sharing simple ideas to inspire everyone to celebrate life. Simply.

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