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Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Cards To Say Thank You Teacher!

Posted by  ·  April 29, 2019  ·  Last Updated: April 29, 2019

Teacher Appreciation Cards are the perfect way to say thank you, teacher.

Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May. We have so many teacher gift ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week, the end of the school year, birthday or another special day, that you are sure to find the perfect way to celebrate your teachers.

Free printable teacher appreciation cards cute and funny!

Teacher Appreciation Gift Cards

I’m not always good at planning ahead when it’s time to give gifts. I want to make a big, impressive, straight-from-the-heart homemade craft project, but usually, run out of time and end up grabbing a gift card the day before. It can’t just be me who has this problem, right?!

These free printable Teacher Appreciation Week cards are for all of us crafty wannabes – the gals who love Pinterest but just can’t seem to make it to Michael’s in time. And, for us gals who have a sassy sense of humor. Now, without further ado… here are my free printable teacher appreciation day cards! I think they will be an appreciated gift that makes your teacher smile.

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Printable Thank You Teacher Cards

These printable cards are the perfect thank-you for a teacher!  There are three designs so you can pick your favorite saying, or give them to different teachers. The red and orange one coordinates perfectly with a Target card, and the green and blue one goes great with a Starbucks gift card, but it’s really up to you.

And of course, making these cards is a cinch – just print the design of your choice onto white cardstock, cut the cards out, and adhere the back to the front (to add that extra-snazzy patterned back). Stick on your gift card, sign your name or leave a little handwritten note, and you’re good to go. If you need an envelope, these fit a standard A7 size envelope… or just go without an envelope, I won’t tell!

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FREE Printable Teacher Appreciation Cards

Click here to download the free printable Teacher Appreciation Cards! I hope you enjoy the cards and that you get a few laughs too! Your teacher will so appreciate a gift card. You might also like these teacher gift card holders.

The text on these cards is so funny, with three narrowly averted craft project disasters – like “I almost gave you a life-size diorama of your classroom made out of crayons” – that will definitely make your teachers laugh. They’ve all been there, either getting overwhelmed with crafts themselves or getting… unique little gifts from their students over the years.

How about “I almost made you quadruple dark chocolate upside down bacon glazed cake pops” to poke fun at those of us who like to try experimental recipes found on Pinterest? They’ll be laughing with relief at the thought! And I’m pretty sure your teacher will appreciate an Amazon gift card even more after reading “I got out the Mod Podge, the Circuit machine, and thirty-two shades of glitter.”

Heather, from Chickabug, designed these cute teacher appreciation week cards. She designs and sells personalized paper goods and DIY party printables in the Chickabug shop.  Visit her for all sorts of other fun party, craft, and food-related things for every occasion. 

More Great Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Are you looking for more inspiration to help show appreciation for a special teacher? We have tons of creative gifts, sayings, and decoration ideas to help you show how much you appreciate the work your teachers do for their students. We have more free printable cards, coloring pages, gift tags, sayings, and so many more teacher appreciation ideas!
If you’re looking for other clever ways to say thank you to your teachers, look no further than our list of 50 cute sayings for Teacher Appreciation Day, which falls on Tuesday the first full week in May.

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  1. Michelle
    Thursday, May 9th, 2019
    How do I get the Printables? Everytime I click on a link it wants me to download a PDF converter. Which I did at first but still couldn't get the downloads. Booo
    • Cindy
      Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
      Michelle, you need the free version of adobe acrobat installed on your computer. Once you have that, click on the link and you should be able to download and print. Hope this helps.
    • Cindy
      Sunday, May 26th, 2019
      Michelle, you do need to have the free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to download and print pdfs. Once you install that all the printables on my site should work.
  2. Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
    Thank you!
  3. Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
    Why when you print the 3 teacher appreciation cards card 2 and 3 print on the same paper. One on the front and one on the back. What a waist of ink!!
    • Cindy
      Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
      Kathy, I just checked and the printable is three pages. When you are ready to print, choose the page you want to print. Make sure your printer is not set to print two-sided (this will print 2 and 3 on the same page. I hope this helps. Sorry you had trouble.
  4. stacey pomrening
    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
    Thanks! Those are really funny! I'm going to use them! :)
  5. Tori M
    Monday, April 3rd, 2017
    I LOVE these and would love to use them for gifts from our PTO- any chance you have ones that say We instead of I???
  6. Lisa W.
    Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
    We have 6 teachers we'd like to gift this year! I showed my kids a bunch of teacher gift ideas and they thought your designs were the best and funniest! Thanks very much for sharing these! They're very excited to present these to their teachers with giftcards to be used this summer!
    • Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
      Awwwww thanks so much Lisa!
  7. Monday, May 4th, 2015
    Hah! Those pinterest gift card holders are halarious, and SO true!
  8. Carrie
    Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
    The link to get to these printables isn't working. I would love to get a copy. Is there a new location for the file? Thanks!!!
  9. Cindy W
    Monday, May 5th, 2014
    These made me laugh. Too cute!!!!
  10. Kathy
    Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
    2 of these cards went to school today for teacher apperication. Love them! Just the right amount of sass and humor but also showing a bit of respect for how difficult their jobs are (pre-k teachers). Thanks so much for sharing them!
  11. Thursday, August 1st, 2013
    I love these too! You are amazing. Thank you.
  12. Joanne
    Sunday, July 28th, 2013
    These are great! Although I love crafts and would probably be the type to do handmade teacher appreciation gifts, I always think to myself "would the teacher want something like this from all 20 of their students?" and I opt for a gift card.
  13. Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
    These are so amazing! Printing them off tonight (tomorrow is the last day of school) BUT i had planned to give these since I found them a couple months ago :) Thank you for a fun way to give teachers something they REALLY want!
  14. Jen
    Monday, June 3rd, 2013
    Would you consider making these for birthday cards? They are so stinking' cute!
  15. Catherine
    Monday, June 3rd, 2013
    So good!!! I wanted to use these for end of year teacher gifts instead so I just copied the content and changed the title to teacher gift instead of teacher appreciation gift. (It should go without saying that I am not planning on publishing my version online or anything - just did it for my personal use).
  16. Ellen
    Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
    Love these! I've been looking for ideas for something to really show my appreciation without spending 12 hours and $50 on craft supplies on something the teachers would ultimately toss in the trash. This is perfect, and I'm pretty sure the teachers will like it better than a jar full of M&M's or yet another plant with a card saying "Thanks for helping me GROW". Thank you thank you thank you!
  17. 1st year teacher under cloak of anonymity
    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
    This is the funniest thing ever!! As a first time teacher, I don't want to seem ungrateful for what may be going on "in our honor" but really... gift cards are the way to go, people!!! Thanks for keeping it real. I am printing these for my kids' teachers. You are hilarious! xo
  18. MrsKara
    Thursday, May 16th, 2013
    I have a feeling that I will now be known to the teachers as the thoughtful-and-slightly-snarky-mom-who-made-all-the-Pinterest-Moms-cry-because-my-gift-was-way-cooler-and-yet-I-got-some-sleep-last-night kind of girl. Now I'm afraid to pin this, lest another girl steals 'my' great gift! ;) Thank you!
  19. Barb
    Friday, May 10th, 2013
    I just HAD to let you know how absolutely great these are!!!! My daughter chose to print the "Crayon Diorama" one because she thought it was hilarious!!! {she's a 5th grader} Thanks so much for sharing these for FREE!!!!! This will be the perfect ending to the week of Pinterest inspired gifts :)
  20. Amber
    Thursday, May 9th, 2013
    I just printed one up for each of the 5 teachers. You saved me! Thank you so much!
  21. Heather E
    Thursday, May 9th, 2013
    I just printed up one of these along with an Amazon printable gift card! Teacher Appreciation Week saved!

    Like my husband always says, "If you wait until the last minute... it will only take a minute" (thanks to you!).
  22. Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
    Love these! Just shared them on facebook. Saved me time and it is so cleverly cute!
  23. Carrie P.
    Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
    Not sure if this will be helpful to anyone else, but when I printed these out originally, the looked perfect, but the gift card space didn't accomodate the gift card...it covered most of the words below the space. At least on my printer, I had to go in and change the page layout to "landscape", NOT "portrait". Once I did that, problem solved...the gift card fit perfectly. I printed 6 of these to hand out to all of our teachers... can't wait, I know they will be a huge hit!! Thank you again for sharing! I've already emailed your link to my girlfriend who plans on using them too and I'll be following your blog as well. :)
  24. Jen
    Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
    As a mom to a preschooler AND a teacher, I could not love these more. Thank you from the bottom of this disorganized, non-crafty mama's heart! I will say, that it took me two tries to print because I had to change my printer to landscape (smarter people than me probably figured that out before hitting print). You rock!
  25. Luanne Pang
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
    great printables and super funny!
    thank you for sharing them
  26. Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
    These are really so creative! I honestly laughed out loud when I read them. I was trying to think to myself how I was going to make something creative and special for my son's 5 student teachers and head teacher before next week's End of Semester celebration and now I've got it!! No worries here from this mom...more time to be spent outside playing (that's what's really important anyway right?!)!
    Thanks again!!
  27. Carrie P.
    Sunday, April 28th, 2013
    Thank you so much for creating and sharing these...they are perfection! I just lost a couple of hours on pinterest searching for clever Teacher Appreciation gifts. People are seriously talented and creative, but at the end of the day, I think most teachers would rather have a gift card to get what they really need and want over an adorable apple plaque for thier desk! No offense to those who are planning to give apple plaques! Our teacher's favorite store is Target (isn't everybody's?)... I was searching for a creative way to give her a gift card there. She has a great sense of humor too, so these are awesome! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
  28. Elisha
    Saturday, April 27th, 2013
    Love these!!! They are SO true.
  29. Sharon
    Thursday, April 25th, 2013
    Those are cute! As a teacher myself, I enjoy anything from my students, but gift cards are great and a Cuttlebug would be off the charts!!
  30. Renea B.
    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
    I wwas rolling reading these cards. So funny. Thank you so very much. I can't wait to use them over and over again. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas! Renea , Des Moines IA
  31. Cambrea
    Monday, April 22nd, 2013
    Love, love, love! Thank you so much. Printed and out the door with my little one this morning, easy as that. Too cute.
  32. Kimberly Listrud
    Sunday, April 21st, 2013
    These are funny, but soo true. I bet a lot of teachers get a good chuckle this year.
  33. gina
    Monday, April 15th, 2013
    OMG! This is the best idea ever!!!!! I must say I have been scouring Pinterest but I am like "teachers dont really want this stuff , they want money/gift cards and now I have an awesome way to presnent them! Thanks!
  34. Karey
    Sunday, April 14th, 2013
    To win this prize would be so awesome. So thank you so much for my chance and my friends chance. Let me tell ya she will be excited too!!!!
  35. Saturday, April 13th, 2013
    Heehee...these are great! Thanks for sharing.
  36. Amy K.
    Friday, April 12th, 2013
    These are hilarious & fantastic!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!
  37. Kay Green
    Friday, April 12th, 2013
    As a teacher--I would love to get one of these gifts!!!
  38. Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    LOVE - LOVE - LOVE this!! :) Thank you so much for sharing your talent!
  39. Darcy
    Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    Teachers everywhere thank you, and I thank you for a chance to win!
  40. Chickabug
    Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    Ahh! I'm beaming EAR-TO-EAR reading your kind words!! : ) Letting my kinda-sarcastic side out was a bit of a leap for me, especially as a guest poster here at Skip To My Lou. So it MAKES MY DAY (and then some!) to hear such great things! Thank you, thank you! : )
  41. B.loves.R
    Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    Fantastic! Super funny and very timely. They'd be 100% perfect if they read "we" as in from the child and the parents. :)
  42. Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    Best idea EVER. Love them. Definitely pinning and using this year. I love how funny and true they are. Great job!
  43. Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    Best teacher idea ever. I love it. I'm sure teachers get pretty sick of all the "creative" gifts and then they probably feel like they have to display them in the classroom too. Ugh. This is so cute and funny.
  44. Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    Oh my goodness - this is so perfect! Every teacher hopes for something like this - no crayon portraits or china figurines! :)
  45. Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    Bwa ha ha! I love this. Thanks for taking the pressure off. This is our first year at school and with 6 kids--Teacher gifts can be overwhelming.
  46. Lisa Frank
    Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    Heather, these are AWESOME!! LOVE.IT. :)
  47. Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    oh this made me giggle so much Heather! simple is always better isn't it so i don't know why we keep killing ourselves with complicated stuff, me being the worst at it! LOL thanks so much :>D
  48. Netty
    Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    Genius!!! As a teacher I can say this is SOOOOO much better than more sweets or another mug!!! Hilarious and awesome!! :)
  49. Kim
    Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    These are awesome! I laughed out loud when I read them. Thank you for making it so easy for us to thank our children's wonderful teachers for all they do!
  50. Beth
    Thursday, April 11th, 2013

    Thank you so much. I adore Pinterest but seriously, the ideas for teacher gifts are insane. This is perfect.