I have been so blessed to have wonderful teachers in my children’s lives.
After the horrific tragedy in Sandy Hook, when all those babies lost their lives huddled behind their teachers, it made me pause and reflect on just how lucky I am to have such fabulous dedicated people not only teaching, but truly caring about my children.
Second only to our family, their teachers are the most important people in their lives. People they spend a huge part of their day with, people who influence them and shape them into the young men and women they will become.
I am keenly aware that teachers don’t really need another coffee cup or little nick-knack like this vase. When we make gifts for the teachers, we also always attach a gift card, or something they need or want for the classroom.
Sure, the “gift of classroom supplies” may not sound exciting, but when you realize that 9 out of 10 teachers buy supplies for their students with their OWN money, you realize how meaningful it really is.
Taking some of the financial burden off of our teachers is always appreciated, but that doesn’t mean your gift has to be impersonal. That is why we decided to make this little vase It cost us NOTHING (100% of the supplies were things we had on hand), and it made our otherwise boring gift, more personal.
So how did we make it for free?