Friday, May 10, 2013

teacher appreciation gifts

I absolutely love giving Heritage Makers for Teacher Appreciation Day or year-end thank-yous.  Other popular gifts are flowers or gift cards, but I don't like how those are used up and gone (and forgotten) before the summer is over.  Especially when the teacher is excellent, and you want to truly thank her/him for being fantastic for your child, I feel like something heartfelt is just irreplaceable.  And guess what--the same price as you'd pay for flowers or a gift card.  I love that.

Here are some of the books I've made over the years for some really fabulous women.

These are from just my child, with the whole book completed by him/her.  Click the links below the pictures to be able to scroll through the whole books.



I've also made books from the entire class as teacher thank-yous, and those are equally wonderful!  The teachers always think it's the best thing they've ever gotten.  Because it is!  (Again, you can click the links below the pictures if you want to scroll through to see all the pages of the books.)


There are a lot of teacher thank-you templates in the Template Gallery if you don't want to design something yourself.  Teacher thank-yous are very popular with Heritage Makers users, so you are bound to find something you like.

These are not all the books I've made, but they give you a good idea of the possibilities.  I will admit I have made more than one teacher cry (and then I cry, too).  But teachers deserve something special and heartfelt for all their amazing work!!

I have made mostly 5x5 hardbound books (about $26) and 6x6 wirebound books (about $15), but I've sometimes made 8x8 books if all the class is contributing (they're about $37).

And they're WAY BETTER than flowers!!