Today is the Christmas celebration at our son’s preschool. We’ll be leaving work early to see the kids do a small show (a carol or two perhaps?), have some snacks and, of course give the teachers a gift to celebrate the season but also say thank you.
While I love Pinterest and crafting, I keep things simple and give the teachers a gift card. I did want to do something special though. The idea quickly came to me – have my son create a card for each of them.
After preschool yesterday, he and I went upstairs to our craft room where I spread assorted supplies out on the floor. I grabbed 2 blank white cards, a bin of scrap paper, his scissors, a glue stick, and stamping supplies. I loosely showed him the idea of how to create a pieced Christmas tree with strips of paper by laying out different size pieces of colorful patterned paper on the floor. Then I helped him select papers from my scraps.
We both cut several strips, but he did the rest. He chose the paper pieces and glued them into place on the cards. He inked the star stamp and stamped a star at the top of his paper “trees.” Inside the cards, he added a sentiment with a “Merry Christmas” stamp and stamped 2 flowers just because he liked them.
Me? I proudly watched and grinned. I love that he enjoys art so much and was impressed at the beautiful, thoughtful cards he made. Inside, I wrote a simple note to each teacher expressing our thanks for all they do in the classroom and wishing them a Merry Christmas. Then we tucked in the gift cards before placing the pieced Christmas tree cards into envelopes.
What do you do for teacher gifts?