Thursday, July 28, 2011

Teachers' Christmas Gifts

My husband and I have always given Christmas gifts to our children's teachers, as we are genuinely appreciative for all they do for them. We began by giving restaurant gift cards, primarily because they were so convenient during times in which we were either moving or had just brought home a new baby. However, it became clear that we needed to tone it down a bit, so that we could continue giving!

Last year I made all of our children's teachers (school, day care, and church) a hand soap dispenser with a personalized poem in it. It was easy and inexpensive, and I highly recommend it to everyone! I got the idea from which has lots of interesting project ideas. You are welcome to tailor the poem I wrote to meet your needs.

Today I was hopping from one blog to another, when I came upon an idea for this year's teachers' gifts. It is a beautiful framed monogram plaque made from crayons. I found it on Chic and Cheap Nursery and was so impressed that I wanted to bring it to your attention as soon as I could. Click here for the link. I am not the craftiest of  folks, but I did inherit the interest from my amazing mama. Like as not, she will end up helping me craft the first one and then send me on my way to do the others.

What have you given as teachers' gifts? Leave a comment!


Amanda said...

Mikki! I love it! What a great idea with the crayons! I agree your mom is better than Martha Stewart when it comes to being crafty! :)

patty said...

Welcome to the bloggy world, my friend! Love the idea; wish I had a teacher to give it to.

Mikki said...

I was excited about trying this out until I realized what letters I'd need to make from crayons...lots of angles!!!! Why couldn't they get a teacher with the last name beginning with T or I? Oh, well, I am committed now. It will be fun.