The school year is coming to an end and we love to show our gratitude to the people who have been such a positive influence in the lives of our little ones. However, by the time we include teachers, aides, bus drivers, and other school staff we hold near and dear each of our families have approximately 20 “thank yous” to deliver.
Here are our favorites for this year – each one featured costs less than $10 each (some much less), but the level of love and thanks is still abundant.
Beach Bundle – Simply use coordinating ribbon to bundle sunscreen and a beach towel. Attach a cute tag (ours says, “Thank you for making this school year so great. May the summer bring you all the relaxation you deserve. Love, Gavin).
Coffee and a Cupcake (this is technically a muffin!) – For a how-to on this cute packaging idea, check out A Cupcake to Take. Here we have attached a Starbucks gift card.
Personalized Planter - This is so adorable. Select the terracotta planter of your choice. Apply chalkboard paint to the outside. You can cover the entire outside or simply tape off enough space for a cute rectangle. Once the paint has dried, decorate with a white paint pen to give an everlasting look of a chalk design (black paint pen was used on the terracotta colored areas). When you have completed personalizing, plop in a plant.
A Refreshing Gift – Fill cellophane bags with beverage singles, like Crystal Light’s Single Serve Packets. Adorn with a ribbon and attach to the neck of your favorite reusable sports bottle. We used these fabulous bottles from Tupperware. Our little tag says, “Having you as a teacher was so “Refreshing”. Have a cool summer! Love, Grant)
Great Grill Rub – Mix your favorite dry rub recipe and package it in snack size baggies. To add cuteness to your packaging you can tuck it inside a cute Chinese take-out container that can be found for about a dollar. Attach a message (ours said, “Your enthusiasm for teaching added spice to my year, here is a little something to spice up your summer!”) along with recipe ideas.
Enjoy having your kids home this summer – we know we will.