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First Day of School Photo Sign

The utter embarrassment of teenage boys at 6:30 in the morning while mom is taking back to school pictures will never cease to amaze me! I get comments like this: “Can you do this as fast as you can?”, “I can’t believe I have to hold this sign!!” and “You are the ONLY mom who makes their kids take these pictures!”.

It’s truly funny to watch our boys squirm at even the mention of heading out to the front porch to take the annual first day of school photos…just a bit different than our elementary school days when they couldn’t wait to grab the backpack, take pictures and hop on the big yellow school bus (the most exciting ride in town!).

Needless to say, mom still rules and makes the photos happen! Of course they have to hold a sign otherwise I would never know 20 years from now what grade they were going into.

The First Day of School Photo Sign is the perfect way to mark what year your child is starting in their back to school photos!

First Day of School Photo Sign

This year’s free printable First Day of School Photo Sign includes signs for Pre-School through 12th grade. They are bright, colorful and easy to print out on card stock.

If you are looking for a different style of sign, I’ve got you covered. There is the dated, 3D version and the pennant, which is our most popular back to school photo sign set. You can click on each picture below to bring you to the printable sign sets.

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DON’T FORGET the last day of school!  There are last day of school signs to match these first day of school signs!  Go grab them here.


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  1. Thank you for these gorgeous signs.I love how colourful they are. I have included them in round-up post featured on my blog -https://seasidesundays.com/free-printable-first-day-school-sign/.

  2. Why can’t I find the link to print our the colorful signs in the pic? I only see the pennant with string sign, the 3D and the penant alone. Where are the ones pictured above those three?! I have to have them! πŸ™‚

  3. Found the button, got the email. πŸ™‚ It’s so hard to tell what’s supposed to be clicked and what’s an ad on these sites. Haha. They’re perfect! Thank you….a job very well done!

  4. So bright and cheerful!
    Q: Is there any way to get just the grad and not the “first day of” on the sign?

  5. is there one for preschool i have the last day of school one but not first day of preschool sign ?

  6. I have signed up and am getting your emails, but I can’t ever find the link for these signs. I can only access the other signs and I started with these last year.

    1. Jennifer-I emailed them to you…because you opted in to get them last year, the email system thinks it already delivered them to you–so is not sending again this year πŸ™

      1. I’m having the same problem!! I used them last year so can’t get a second email. Not sure if you will see this to send them to me??

  7. These are not downloading… I’ve requested this printable file 3x and I still have not received it. Any suggestions for actually receiving this?

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