Back To School

Back to School season is one of the biggest milestones in a kid’s life. The excitement of making new friends, setting new goals, and learning new things is matched only by the thrill of stocking up on school supplies and fresh new school gear. With Shutterfly, your kid’s back to school journey will be even more special because you can personalize items with their name and photo, cool graphics, and messages to motivate them. You can pick out and personalize everything kids need to head back to school in style and get prepared for learning. And if you’re looking to give your special student kids gifts, our unique school supplies will make any kid on your list feel special and ready to tackle the new year.

Everyone remembers the feeling of shopping for colorful new backpacks and pencils. This year, Shutterfly’s school supplies for kids go way beyond basic. And kids will love DIYing their own stuff. It’s so easy to personalize items on Shutterfly, it’s a great opportunity for parents and kids to create unique back to school items customized for each child in the family. All you have to do is click “personalize” on any item, upload photos or art (which you can do on the Shutterfly site or on the Shutterfly app), and follow the steps to customize everything kids need to be equipped for a new school year.

And, while personalized school supplies are fun and help motivate kids for class, they also have a secret purpose: they make it much more likely that kids will be eager to pack them, remember them, and protect them so they don’t get lost. When kids see their photos on their lunch boxes, notebooks, and folders, you know they’ll be able to find them and keep them safe and secure — which will give you peace of mind during the school day.

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September 20, 2021

55+ Inspirational School Quotes for Every Student

Whether you’re looking for the perfect graduation caption or trying to figure out what to write in a yearbook, the following school quotes will help you find the right words. Just pick your favorite inspirational quotes or use them to write a message all your own. 7 min read

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September 13, 2021

Best Back to School Gift Ideas for Students and Teachers

Kids and teachers are heading back to school this year with more excitement than ever. Time to shop! From personalized backpacks to fresh school supplies to teacher gifts, this guide is your one-stop-shop to make the school year extra special. 6 min read

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August 3, 2021

Back to School Shopping List for Every Grade

When it comes to back to school gear, one size definitely doesn’t fit all. No problem! Shutterfly’s personalized back to school gifts and supplies go way beyond basic to include the gear they need as they learn and grow throughout their school years. 7 min read

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July 26, 2021

Ultimate Back To School Supplies List For 2021

Whether you’re going to school in person or prepping for virtual or home school, use our back to school supplies list to stay organized. With Shutterfly, you can create personalized products to hit every item on your list and send your kids back to school in style. 8 min read

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September 29, 2020

Tips For Homeschooling During Coronavirus

Homeschooling has its advantages, but at-home learning can be challenging for both parents and students when you’re just getting started. Use these tips for homeschooling during coronavirus to learn how to better manage you and your children’s time. 8 min read

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July 31, 2020

Creative School Picture Day Ideas to Try at Home in 2020

Make great memories right from the start with these creative school picture day ideas to try at home! These photo ideas are great whether your kids will be remote learning, attending in-person classes, or doing a hybrid of the two. 12 min read

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2021 School Picture Day Guide For Parents

Although going back to school will likely look a little different this year, we are reminded, now more than ever, of the importance of capturing special moments and sharing photography with our loved ones. This fall, the new addition to the… 7 min read

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August 23, 2019

Back to School Supplies Checklist For Every Grade

Get ready for the coming school year with our editable back to school planning checklist. 2 min read

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School organization hacks with a pencil pouch and notepads,
July 9, 2019

Top 8 School Organization Hacks to Keep You on Track

The following guest post was created by Denise from Frazzled Joy. Back to school time can be a little overwhelming. I have four kids and every year I think it will be better, but it’s always crazy! However, I have found a few things over the years… 4 min read

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February 28, 2019

How to Write a Thank You Note to Teacher + Examples

Are you a student who wants to thank their teacher for going the extra mile to help them on a project or skill? Are you a parent who wants to let your child’s teacher know how much you appreciate all their hard work and time? Is it teacher appreciation… 5 min read

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20+ Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas for Teachers

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