If children can write, they should write handwritten thank you notes.
Gift givers like to know their gift was received and appreciated. By receiving a handwritten thank you card, they can be happy knowing it was!
A parent could write a thank you note on a child’s behalf, but it doesn’t have the same impact. Plus, parents miss out on teaching their child important life lessons in proper etiquette and in expressing gratitude and thankfulness.
My son, Aiden, recently celebrated his 6th birthday–Power Rangers style! He received all kinds of wonderful presents from family and friends.
Thank You Notes for Kids
I’ve had my son help with his thank you cards since the age of 3. Now that he is in kindergarten and can write words pretty well, I had him use Fill in the Blank Thank You Notes.
He isn’t use to writing entire sentences yet, so fill in the blanks thank you cards are perfect for his grade level and ability.
What can you give someone who goes above and beyond to show your deep appreciation?
My oldest son started Pre-K this year, so I’ve started paying a lot more attention to what is going on in our educational system.
I recently watched a video of the Oklahoma City Public Schools superintendent, Aurora Lora, giving her State of the Schools speech to the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce.
I was amazed. Despite a bare bones budget, a teacher shortage, and numerous other barriers she faces on a day to day basis, she discussed the many improvements she and her staff have made to provide a better educational experience to students.
She faces an uphill battle, yet she gives it her all because she knows our children deserve better. And I’m so grateful to her.
Novelty Million Dollar Bill
I wrote Aurora a thank you card expressing my gratitude for her leadership and telling her how lucky we are to have her. I ended with “Thanks a million!”
Inside the thank you card, I inserted a million dollar bill. Of course it’s fake, but it looks very real!
I needed to say thank you to someone who did me a great favor but I had no idea who they were.
Let me start at the beginning. My long time friends, Curtis and Susan, and my husband and I made a pact to at least once a month spend a Saturday together by visiting TravelOK.com recommended restaurants across the state of Oklahoma.
The drive would give us time to visit and our destination would be a delicious meal.
Our first adventure was to check out Click’s Steakhousein Pawnee, Oklahoma – population 2,179. The restaurant is known for its delicious steaks and amazing homemade pies. We arrived a few minutes prior to opening at 11 a.m. and already a line was forming at the door. Continue Reading
I have good news. This teacher appreciation gift can be used for both male and female teachers!
Teachers regularly write notes to send home with their students. You have the opportunity to make that task more fun and stylish with personalized notepads and sticky notes. You’ll even save them time by not having to sign their name!
Male and female teachers will enjoy receiving personalized notepads can they can use all year long.
For a unique teacher appreciation gift, give notepads or sticky notes with the phrases “A Note From” or “From the Desk of” and the name they’re called by their students. It could be Mrs. Brown, Ms. Laura or Mr. Brownlee.
A personalized notepad or sticky note (Post-its) with just their name looks great too. It’s up to you!
When my kids were in grade school, we baked cookies or made fudge for their teachers as Christmas or end-of-the-year gifts. My boys enjoyed showing off their cooking skills by presenting their goodies as teacher’s gifts.
As they got older, they wanted to buy their teachers specific gifts. One year my youngest son wanted to buy his teacher a motorcycle. He was not happy when I had to convinced him to purchase a “lame” gift like a book from the best seller’s list.
Over the years, we would buy decorative picture frames, pretty writing pens, stationery note cards with their teacher’s initials and fresh flowers.
I will admit it was a little more challenging to buy for the male teachers. Coffee mugs, gift cards to Starbucks or key chains with initials seemed to work well.
Over the years, I’ve been asked by friends and family to help with thoughtful teacher gifts. Here’s what I’ve suggested:
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! Are you looking for a teacher appreciation gift idea that doesn’t include chocolate, candy, soda and dessert items? Do you want to say “thank you” without loading them up with unwanted calories?
Thanks for quenching my thirst for knowledge! Teacher Appreciation Gift
If you’re looking for a healthy version of a teacher appreciation gift, I have just the one!
Infuser Water Bottles will make it easy for your favorite teacher to create their own naturally flavored water from fruits and herbs. The result – a healthy, refreshing beverage they can sip from throughout the school day.
Here are some foods that work well with infuser water bottles. Just cut or slice them so they fit inside the infuser capsule.