June 10, 2010 / News

Get creative when signing the yearbook

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

What’s one of the first things you flip back to look at when you dig out your old yearbooks? Your picture? Sure. But most people I know first go back through all those signatures from their friends to see what hilarious words of wisdom were etched on the pages for posterity.

In this article from the Issaquah Press, Stacy Buell from Washington’s Skyline High School reminds readers that getting creative with your signature is important. After all, “How do you say goodbye, tell people you love them and summarize all of high school in one little note?”

Like Buell says, don’t be afraid to put a little effort into it. “Never change” is an easy way out right now, but it’s not gonna do much for the memories down the road, is it?

What’s the most creative signature you ever received in one of your yearbooks?

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.