Saturday, June 16, 2007

Summer Refresher

Here is an idea that my sister gave me--I'm always in need of cute ideas, so I thought I'd pass it on...

teacher gift

I was stuck for a teacher gift for my daughter's teacher--she was the best! One of those teachers that deserves a million bucks. So nothing was good enough (since I don't have a million bucks) and I couldn't get past it. It was the last day of school and I had 2 hours to find a giftand the littles and I were still all salty & sandy from the beach, so I stopped worrying about a million bucks and perfection and Krista helped me come up with this: a summer refresher--time to go home and relax! A couple books I've enjoyed (I wish I could have filled it with at least ten!) {don't all teachers love to read?} and some sodas. I was going to put it in a galvanized tin bucket thingy, but I couldn't find one in time (stupid stupid procrastination!) Add some ribbons (I was going to put Hershey Kisses in, but I just realized I forgot to open them and pour them in. sigh.), a little fun, a big hug and a few tears while saying "thank you, thank you, thank you, you made such difference" and I think she knew that we love her.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! What a lucky teacher to recieve such a cute basket. I understand what's it's like to have a phenomenal teacher. How do you choose a gift that expresses so much gratitude? Yours is a gorgeous sentiment.

love you,
amy

Clairissa said...

Man, I wish we were neighbors. Maybe some of your talent could rub off on me through osmosis. You're my hero :)

Krista said...

It turned out so great. You know, we really do make a great team!

Mikael said...

Thank you from all the teachers for doing that! Teachers work SOOO hard and they definantly deserve a million bucks, but your gesture was worth more than the million bucks. I am sure Mrs. Lawler will never forget your gift. Have a good summer!

Carrie Ann said...

What a cute gift. I'm totally going to steal that idea!

Alli Fantastico said...

Um hello! That is the cutest thing EVER! I want one too! I have an idea, why don't you drive out and pick up Tori, then you two bring me one of those baskets at MY coast (the pacific one) tomorrow! Ok, I'll be waiting.

Lucky Candice said...

I'm stealing it too but I'm sure mine won't be as cute. I bet this was her best one (gift I mean)!!

LC

wish studio said...

i love this idea! thanks for sharing :) your gift looks so juicy and fun...lucky teacher.

EllyJane said...

as a teacher, i am definitely drawn to this post. what a wonderful gift... i wish i had gotten one!