Monday, 24 June 2013

Guest Post Courtesy of my friend Emily!
As the school year comes to an end, I'm challenged once again to come up with the perfect gift to acknowledge the hard work and devotion of my children's teachers.  They contribute to my kids' lives in such positive and significant ways that it seems only fitting to offer them a token of my great appreciation.
This year my daughter has the most exceptional Senior Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Horan.  I decided to make her a framed monogram highlighting her initial made out of crayons.  I purchased an inexpensive shadow box (8" by 10").  Then, on card stock, I printed a large "H" in the lightest grey tone possible, and included the teacher's name in a colour of my daughter's choosing underneath.  You can select any font you'd like, but keep in mind that the more elaborate the font, the more difficult the crayons will be to cut!!!  I trimmed the card stock to fit into the frame, cut the crayons to size, and hot glued them in place.  Cute idea, and relatively easy to daughter was even able to help glue on the crayons!
In addition to the handmade gift, I usually include something store this case, a basket full of craft supplies the teacher can use in her classroom.  I also compose a hand-written note expressing my sincerest gratitude.  Thank you, Mrs. Horan!!!

Thank you to Emily for this great post! 

What do you think about this idea?


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