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Teacher Appreciation Week is this week! Through all of April we have been sharing amazing ideas from some of the most wonderful bloggers for my Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas series! It’s been great month! Be sure to check it out you will be totally prepared with ideas to thank your teachers!
Hello! I am Resa from Resa Design and am thrilled to be here – thanks Cindy! I have been such a fan of your blog for years. Hopefully this easy and FREE gift tag and card will help your busy May as much as it has helped mine.
As you probably already know, Teacher Appreciation Week is going on May 5-9, 2014. If your life is anything like mine, this is the busiest month of the year. The problem is that I REALLY appreciate our children’s teachers. My own mother is a teacher, and after spending hours in our boy’s school, I have seen with my own eyes how hard teachers work to help their students. Seriously, teaching might be one of the hardest jobs in the world. Those ladies (and gents) are amazing!
I love being crafty. I do. It’s in my genes. I sew. I paint. I draw. I glue. Just not in May! I am a full time freelance graphic designer and photographer. May is full of spring family photo sessions and last minute senior pictures. Not to mention, this is when many of my freelance clients are gearing up for summer events for their businesses. On top of that, I oversee the Teacher Appreciation Book Project at our elementary school.
If I was super organized, I would have arranged special Teacher Appreciation gifts earlier in the spring and had them in waiting. But, I didn’t, I’m not superwoman after all. What I can do is run to the local nursery or hardware store and pick up a hanging basket. They are so beautiful right now and what home dweller doesn’t love some fresh flowers in a self contained pot?
HERE is an easy and FREE printable gift tag you can attach to any gift you can come up with for your teacher. After all, it’s really the thought that counts. I think most teachers just want to know that someone notices how hard they work to educate and train the next generation.
After you print. Have your child write a thoughtful note to their teacher. Handwritten notes really need to make a comeback, don’t you think?
Some other EASY (craft free) gift ideas:
- Deliver take-out (or have it delivered) for lunch for your teacher (or other staff member(s).
- 6 pack of soda or pack of Starbucks Fraps or Via (seriously- some teachers take in A LOT of caffeine to make it through a whole day in the classroom, wouldn’t you?)
- Sharpies- a great big pack of colorful sharpies is the way to any teacher’s heart.
- Bouquet of flowers
I am Resa. (Actually Maresa, but that even my parents don’t call me that). I love Jesus and people; and like things. I love my husband (who was my college love). I love my two boys. I love my loud Italian, New Jersey family. I love my church. I love my girl friends. I like- my home in St. Louis, designing, capturing moments with my camera, chai latte’s, sweater weather, picnics, hiking, step aerobics, organizing, keeping things neat, making things better/smoother/more efficient, science, British dramas set in times past, black bean soup, walnuts, peanut butter, Reese’s cups (cute I know), clean lines and simple patterns, and in the right mood I like cooking. Social Worker by degree, photographer and designer by passion.
Stop by Your Day Your Style for more crafty inspiration and to enter the Show your Appreciation giveaway today (you get a new entry each time your visit our guest blogger)! We are giving $1,000 from Michaels!