I don't know about other countries, but here in U.S., "back to school sales" are big business, well advertised, and highly anticipated. They often start in late July and last through much of September.
Mary (remember our student council president whose parents joined the PTA?)
was encouraged by her parents to participate in the "back to school" sales.
She even got to pick out her winter snow suit, which was a bargain because of the sale. Perhaps you allow(ed) your children to help pick out what they need for heading back to school, too. Bleubeard is quite pleased he got to pick out his new blue collar.
This page was actually inspired by Erika (BioArtGal), when she recently went shopping at a back to school winter clothing sale. Materials used for this spread include a sheet of dress maker tissue for the background, a snow suit page pulled from a 1963 annual Consumer's Report, a snowflake embellishment, and computer generated text.
Bleubeard and I, along with Mary, are delighted you joined us today. Please also visit Art Journal Journey where we're celebrating all things Back to School.
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