At my house we would go back to school shopping every year with my mom and then she would take us out to lunch. It was always a fun time and we continued the tradition for a long time. I may not have always loved school, but I’ve never been a guy to say no to free lunch. We would also spend time together as a family the night before school started and talk about goals for the upcoming year. I have a lot of good memories and I am excited to continue these traditions with my own family.
Employee: Maddison Dayton - Social Media Manager
Back to School Tradition: Pictures
The first year we moved into our house, my dad and mom planted this little tree in the front yard. A few months later, my siblings and I took our back-to-school pictures next to the tree. Every year, we took pictures in the same spot and if you look at all the pictures, you can see us growing right next to the tree. We moved right before I started my junior year, so I missed a few years worth of tree pictures. I have this big box of old film pictures in the top of my closet and I pull them down and leaf through them from time to time to find these back to school pictures — they’re some of my favorites. I loved school. It was my favorite. And I loved these pictures enough that I snuck back and took a picture in front of this tree on my last day of college.
Employee: Liz Luthy - Director of Email Marketing and Customer Service
Back to School Tradition: Shoe Shopping
Back to school always meant Autumn was coming. I couldn’t wait for the crisp air and crunchy leaves, but most of all, it meant new shoes. I’d spend hours pouring over catalogs, trying to pick one, perfect pair.