Send your kid up, up and away to school by inflating a big balloon (preferably with helium) and writing a message on it with permanent marker. Tie on some festive fringes or streamers to amp up the look. But remember to protect wildlife by disposing of the balloon properly instead of releasing it into the sky—this will prevent animals from choking on it when it lands.
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