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Blonde Designs is an inspirational blog focused on invitations, parties, and good design. We are Angie Gubler and Kristin Rees, best friends, graphic designers and moms.
We are both former art directors at Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, respectively. 
We own Blonde Designs, an invitation and stationery company.

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happy back-to-school 2011!

I can't believe summer is over and we are back at school. Back to early morning wake-ups, crazy schedules and making school lunches (the bane of my existence). The positives are that my girls are thrilled to be back with all their friends (they are quite social). Charlotte just started 3rd grade, Amelia started kindergarten and Bea starts preschool tomorrow. I didn't anticipate being so emotional this morning when the school bell rang. Just wait until tomorrow....

The night before school starts, we have our annual back-to-school dinner and then the morning of school, I take each of my girls' photos holding a school sign. I love how each year is easily documented.

If you click on the link below, I have made a new set of elementary signs for 2011. Happy back-to-school to you all!

Reader Comments (8)

Yeah! I love your blog and was so happy to see back to school stuff.

08.30 | Unregistered Commenterdevra

Thank you for the Pre-School sign....my first year I get to use it :)...very sweet!

08.31 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

Thank you for posting these! I've been looking for them!!!

08.31 | Unregistered Commenterelizabeth

it's a whole new school year for your kids.. i'm sure there will be lots of activity for them to join and to learn from..i love those red nails, cute!

How could A already be in kindergarten? It seems only yesterday I had her in my sweet (all girl) preschool class! And B was only just born!
Thanks for the signs. I'm getting my game on this year and am printing them off now!

Oh my! Miss A is as cute as can be. Your creativity is inspiring too! Best...Babby

09.2 | Unregistered Commenterbabby

thank you for posting a free design again! i used these last year and loved them...so thoughtful of you.

09.5 | Unregistered Commenterbetsy

Can you please make a preschool 2012 sign just like one above? I love it!

08.28 | Unregistered CommenterGina

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