Packing up for back-to-school season

It’s that bittersweet time of year: summer is almost over and back-to-school season has once again snuck up on us. But instead of lamenting the end of pool parties and barbeques, we at Garnet Hill choose to embrace the season of brand-new lunchboxes, fresh school supplies, and most importantly, stylish backpacks.

In celebration of a brand new school year, we asked a few of our favorite bloggers to share their kids’ reactions to our new backpack designs, along with a few tips to help prep for the season.

Garnet Hill Kids' Eco BackpacksGarnet Hill Kids' Eco Backpacks

“[Our daughter] plays with her new backpack every day and loves to play school at home. We love these bags because they are so durable. Izzy was rough on her backpack from last year, but is still in great shape,”

– Lauren, Heart of Deborah.

One of Lauren’s favorite school traditions? Stocking her kid’s backpacks up with their favorite reads.

Garnet Hill Kids' Eco BackpacksGarnet Hill Kids' Eco Backpacks

“I’m a person of organization, schedules and being a true introvert, having time to myself.  I absolutely love my kids and they are the best, but they are ready to be back in school,”

– Lulu, The Laurel Lane.

Her favorite characteristics about the backpacks? The matching insulated lunch bag, the security buckles across the front, and the multiple zippers to organize all the kids’ items and padded straps.

Garnet Hill Kids' Eco Backpacks

“My son is so hilarious with his backpack – it’s literally the same size as him but he is obsessed with it and wants to wear it all the time,”

– Melissa, Bubby and Bean.

Tell us: how are you preparing your kids for back-to-school?

 

Fall Photography in New Hampshire:

10 Spectacular Images Captured by
Garnet Hill Employees

This has been one of the most glorious foliage seasons we can recall in New England – a fiery palette for the record books. While hiking, climbing and driving through it, we paused to take these photographs, and wanted to share.

Lover's Lane, Sugar Hill NH - Photo by Jason Tors

Lover’s Lane, Sugar Hill NH – Photo by Jason Tors

Whits End, Easton NH - Photo by Charles Pates

Whitsend, Easton NH – Photo by Charles Pates

Franconia, NH - Photo by Anne Sofie Dam

Franconia, NH – Photo by Anne Sofi Dam

Cannon Mountain, NH - Photo by Stephen Gatter

Cannon Mountain, NH – Photo by Stephen Gatter

Colebrook, NH - Photo by Jeff Sawyer

Colebrook, NH – Photo by Jeff Sawyer

Mt. Crawford, NH - Photo by Anne Sofie Dam

Mt. Crawford, NH – Photo by Anne Sofi Dam

Sugar Hill, NH - Photo by Bill Cobb

Sugar Hill, NH – Photo by Bill Cobb

Franconia, NH - Photo by Tiffany Hamilton

Franconia, NH – Photo by Tiffany Hamilton

Coffin Pond, Franconia NH - Photo by Dayna Flumerfelt

Coffin Pond, Franconia NH – Photo by Dayna Flumerfelt

Mountain View Grand, Whitefield, NH - Photo by Jeff Sawyer

Mountain View Grand, Whitefield, NH – Photo by Jeff Sawyer