If you're just starting your back-to-school shopping, don't fret. There are still a couple weeks to pick up everything you need, including the one thing you absolutely can't forget: a first day of school sign.
They're the perfect way to mark this milestone in your child's life, especially if they're celebrating a big day like the start of preschool, kindergarten or elementary school. And I found one at Etsy for $5.48!
Most of the first day of school signs I see are chalkboards or dry-erase boards with pretty hefty price tags. This one, however, is made by Etsy seller LittleBeesGraphics, and it's actually an editable PDF file that you just buy, download, customize and print for yourself. All text on it is editable, so you can make one for each kid!
If you're not entirely sure how that might all work, you can try before you buy here. You can change the background, wording, fonts and colours. Your final project will print as an 8x10 sign. If you need a little help editing the file, just throw in an extra $5 and ask the seller for the changes you want.
My favourite part about this is that you're not screwed if you forget to go out and buy a sign by the time September rolls around. You can just order this one and modify it the night before! And since all text seems to be completely customizable, you should be able to change "color" to the Canadian spelling.