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Thanks a latte!

Posted by  ·  May 9, 2007  ·  Last Updated: May 9, 2007

For Tuesday’s teacher appreciation treat I filled take out coffee cups with a gift card from our local coffee shop. You can download for free the font I used on the tag from Fontologie.


If only I had enough time I would have made this cute crochet coffee cozy for the cup.

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. ~Eric Hoffer

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  1. Linda Lampert
    Monday, June 11th, 2012
    Hi! I love your idea! How do you make the paper circle fan?
  2. Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
    Great site. Lots of useful info here. I am sending it to a few pals ans additionally sharing in delicious. And certainly, thanks to your effort!
  3. Sunday, December 26th, 2010
    How do you make paper fan around circle. Thanks
  4. Susie
    Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
    I shred this at mommysavers.com. Thanks for the great idea!!

  5. Christine S
    Monday, May 25th, 2009
    How do you make this bow with the paper fan thingy?
  6. Friday, May 1st, 2009
    I put a little spin on this gift. I went to Starbucks and bought a gift card and asked if I could have an empty tall sized cup. I placed the gift card in the cup and put the cellophane wrap around it. Tied it with a bow and placed a tag made from card stock on it. So cute! I can't wait for my daughter to give it to her teacher next week!!
  7. Dawn
    Monday, February 9th, 2009
    Thank you for such great ideas!

    I just did this and made the coffee cozy, too. Not the knitted one. I put a homemade muffin on top of the coffee cup before wrapping it up. Instead of putting a gift card inside, I included an "on the go" cappacino mix three different flavored tea packets and a packet of instant oatmeal.
  8. Tammy
    Friday, May 9th, 2008
    I LOVE this idea! I also put together a "Thanks a Latte" gift for the elementry school teachers this week. I wish I had seen this idea - it's so cute! My gift card to our local coffee house was put in an envelope with a cute letter printed on apple boarder stationary. I used clip art for some of the words to make it fun. I'll cut and paste my letter here in case anyone wants it for their PTO idea folder (the clip art won't copy).

    Dear (clip art of a open book, apple, etc. that says "teacher" on a chalk board),

    Our (PTO clip art) thinks the (world in the shape of an apple clip art) of you. Thanks A “Latte” (coffee cup clip art)
    For All You Do At Eastside (School house that says "school" below the bell)!

    With Appreciation, (I hand signed the name of our PTO)
  9. Friday, May 11th, 2007
    Is that a Panera cup???
  10. Wednesday, May 9th, 2007
    how stinkin' cute!