Thursday, 16 June 2011

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Yes - it is really that time of year already! The school year begins to unwind as lazy summer days bark on its heels. But before it’s time to toss the backpacks into the closet for the summer, don’t forget to let the teachers know how much you appreciate all that they did the whole year through. Do you need some ideas? Check out these suggestions:

-  Create a mini scrapbook that the teachers can fill with memories from the school year or keep on their desk as a reminder of what THEY did on summer vacation. 
-  Help put some fun into grading papers and student recognition by getting your teachers a set of the Recess stamps (#123090 wood/#123092 clear). These stamps and the coordinating wheels (Elementary Alphabet #123229, *Teacher’s Pet#111554, For Teacher #123230, and School Colors #123228) are also great for creating cards and tags to go along with the teacher gifts. *(Hurry! Some of these sets are retiring and will be gone for good June 30th!)
  -  Give teachers a jump on organization for the new school year with Play Date File Folders (#117170) and Gusseted Envelopes (#120434). Hold it all together with some coordinating ribbon and a handstamped gift tag for a personal touch.

-  Create a handmade gift card holder and embellish it with stamped images, accessories, and a bit of ribbon. Top it off with a gift card to a place they are sure to enjoy all summer long. (Click on the image to enlarge - check out the adorable OWL pencils made with our Owl Punch! Too ca-UTE!)

- Make pencil holders in snap!  So quick and easy and the teachers will LOVE them!

Want more ideas? What about a box of hand-stamped note cards, a coffee mug decorated with Decor Elements, a calendar created in My Digital Studio (#118108), or any of the various chalkboard Decor Elements? You can also check out pages 18 and 19 of the Summer Mini Catalog for other great project ideas for teachers.

Your gifts will be the talk of the playground and you won’t even break a sweat putting together these tokens of appreciation. You’ll be giving the teachers a sweet send-off into summer vacation with your thoughtful and handcrafted gifts.
Remember, a lot of these items are on the LAST CHANCE list, and some are even at a discounts up to 40% off! So get them while you can!


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