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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Teacher Appreciation {End of Year} Gifts

Okay.  So let me just start by saying that I'm totally LAME that just his week I learned that parents are supposed to give their teachers an Appreciation Gift at the end of the school year.  Now, don't get me wrong here.  It's not that I didn't think they didn't deserve one ~ quite the contrary!!  It's just something I totally overlooked in my crazy, hectic life!

So, now that I know this, of course, I've been trying to figure out what to give her!  And I need to know NOW since there's like, what, 2 weeks of school left?!  {Yikes!}  Sooo....here's the deal.  I absolutely prefer to give original gifts.  I mean, of course, right?  After all, that's what I do for a living ~ make original gifts for mamas and their precious babes!  BUT.  Time is of the essence here!!  Besides that, I'm thinking that teachers probably get soooo many gifts for their houses, that they've probably run out of room for more "stuff" by even the third year of teaching, ya know?!??  So.  That leads me to....a gift card.  I know.  Totally unoriginal, right?  BUT. Very, very practical.  Now, that's what I'm talking about!

So, now I must interject a point that all you parents just simply must read!  I have enough current and former teacher friends to KNOW this. is. TRUE!  As lovely and unique and brilliant as all your little kiddos are, your teacher does NOT, I repeat, does NOT want some trinkety little thing that he or she made.  I'm so, so sorry to break some of your gals' hearts out there, but please refer to my previous point: they only have so much room for so much stuff in their houses!!  So before you make {C'mon now. Be truthful here.  You KNOW your kids do not actually WANT to make that thing for their teacher! You're totally making them!!} Little Johnny sit down and craft that googly-eyed, glittery pinecone-of-a-thing for your teacher, let it go.  That's right...just let.it.go.  Your teacher will thank you.  Trust me. :)

So, back to the main issue at hand here... I decided on a gift card.  For a coffee house.  Yes.  That's right.  Like I said, TOTALLY unoriginal.  But, please just try and tell me one gal you know who couldn't use a little caffeine boost here and there?!  Seriously.  Um, for me? DAILY!!!  And here's the clincher:  It's gonna be the cutest-little-giftcard ever!  Why?  Because I found this totally adorable prop it goes with!  And YOU, TOO, can print yours and give it to your child's teacher! 

{photo courtesy of www.eighteen25.blogspot.com}
All you need to do is visit the eighteen25 blog to download and print your very own "Thanks a latte for all you do" card.  Instructions are there on what else to do with it {very minimal ~ promise}.  Easy-peasy gift for your teacher that's practical and a sure-winner. :)

{Thanks, eighteen25! You ROCK!}

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