Chasing Fireflies has been on of our go-to destinations for Halloween costumes and holiday supplies (like Easter and Valentine’s Day). Now we can add “Back to School” as another occasion to visit and shop Chasing Fireflies online. Chasing Fireflies has a great collection of gear and gifts to make back to school cool. We’re delighted to share our top picks for back to school 2013.
School Days: A Keepsake Journal
As a military family we move very frequently. On the one hand, all those moves give us the opportunity to weed through our things and get rid of stuff we don’t need. Every move my husband and I have a conversation about my overflowing drawer of the kids’ school stuff. From report cards to special projects to adorable artwork, I really want to keep it all. But, if I’m behind honest, it’s just not possible and, frankly, I don’t have an organized system at all for maintaining it. That’s why I’m super excited to start a new school tradition with my daughter this year: the School Days Keepsake Journal.
The book has dedicated pages for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade to record basic information about the school year like teacher, school name, and school picture.
There’s also a pocket for special recommended keepsakes such as a tracing of her hand, class valentine, and a note to her future self. This is probably my favorite part of the book. It encourages keeping traditional samples (like report card), but also really personal memorabilia that tells the story of your child.
Note: It appears this version is now longer available, but this is an alternate School Days Journal at Chasing Fireflies.
Mini Lunch Notes
This school year I’ll be packing 12 (yes, twelve!) lunches a week. I am pretty much the worst at making kids’ lunches so this number is totally overwhelming to me. But, I have to say I’m excited about surprising my first grader with some random lunch notes with the help of the Mini Lunch Notes. The bright and cheerful pack includes three different designs and silly coordinating stickers to decorate lunch contents.
Maybe my sad sandwiches will be more exciting with funny stickers on the container?
Personalized Chuck Taylors
I’m not going to lie, these Personalized Chuck Taylors are just about the coolest thing that’s ever happened to shoes. My family is all about Chucks because my dad loved and wore them obsessively; my sister, brother and I even wore them at his funeral. But, none of us have ever had a pair quite like my son’s!
They may be called “Chucks”, but in our house now these classic shoes are called “Jacks”.
Chasing Fireflies has many personalization options for the shoes: high-top or low-top, shoe color, design, and text color. The personalization adds a bit to the cost of the traditional Chuck Taylors, but we think it’s totally worth it. No one else at school is going to have shoes this cool, that’s for sure!
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the fantastic Personalized First Day of School Cone. It’s a German tradition to celebrate a child’s first day of school with a giant paper cone full of school supplies and treats. I tried my hand at this tradition last year and failed miserably. People, I made the ugliest schultüte in the long history of schultütes.
The schultüte from Chasing Fireflies comes in pink or blue, is personalized with your child’s name and includes a whole slew of sweet gifts and goodies.
Shop! For the best get cool for school inspiration, check out the Chasing Fireflies Back to School 2013 Pinterest Board. Here’s the scoop on our favorites. The School Years Keepsake Journal is $17, Mini Lunch Notes are $10, Personalized Low-Top Chuck Taylors are $42 and the Schultüte is $59.50.
Thanks to Chasing Fireflies for providing samples.