Back-to-school must-haves for a smart start!

It’s that time of year again… Summer goes by faster than we’d like, and the start of school creeps up on us, as it always does. Before you know it, you’re juggling that annual back-to-school balance of stress, emotions, and never-ending to-do lists. To help smooth the transition, we’ve got a classroom collection that will help you and your little ones ace this school year with flying colors. You’ve got this!

Flat lay image of personalized notebook, colored pencil set, and pin with kid-friendly designs and photos

Gather everyone’s gear

Backpack? Check. Pencils? Check. Paper? Check. As you’re going through your school supplies list, don’t forget we’ve got new custom lunch bags to spruce up your kid’s midday meal! And make sure to keep ’em hydrated with our insulated water bottles to boost their energy and brain power as they go through their day. Both are customizable, so your little one’s personality can shine through. It’s a win-win!

Image of a custom lunch bag, colored pencil set, and water bottle sitting on a kitchen countertop

Feed their creative side with our brand new colored pencil set. Choose from fun designs or upload your own photos, and give your kid the unique tools to make their next masterpiece!

With schools open for in-person learning this year, cloth face masks have become a staple on many back-to-school checklists. We recommend stocking up so you have plenty to wash, reuse, and get you through each school week.

Image showing a custom calendar and notebook laying on a desk

Get organized

A good calendar is key to mapping out the school year. Choose from a variety of wall calendars with fun fonts, designs, and embellishments as a hub for all your student’s important tests and due dates. Pro tip: you can customize your calendar to start with any month, making it extra easy to focus on the academic school year.

Another organizational goodie we love to indulge in are personalized notebooks and journals. It’s easy to get back into school mode, when you’ve got the cutest set of spirals to hold your thoughts, notes, and doodles! Find a design that suits your kiddo’s taste, or let them customize it using photos with their friends.

Image of a purple backpack with a custom button pin with a "Girl Power" design and the name Sophie. There's also a photo keychain hanging from the zipper.

Surprise them with something fun

The end of summer and the start of a new school year doesn’t have to be a downer. Make your child’s first day extra special with a playful addition for their backpack. Either jazz it up with a photo keychain on the zipper, or add some flair with custom buttons — either way, it’s a fun way to show their individuality at school.

Image of a tabletop panel and framed photo print sitting on a shelf

Commemorate their first day

And finally, a must-have for the parents! Amidst the morning hustle to get out the door, make time to snap a few photos to remember the first day of a new school year. Hold onto those sweet memories with a tabletop photo panel or framed print. Those first day photos make for incredible keepsakes to compare year after year.

We’re sure you’ll start the new school year on the right foot! Once the kids are up and running, be sure to share with us on social media. You can tag us with @snapfishus in your photos on Instagram or Facebook or use the hashtag #snapfish. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Pinterest, too.