It’s that time of year again where we show our teachers, well, in our case, our child’s teachers, how much we appreciate their work.
While searching the net for Teachers’ Day gift ideas, I came across some sites/blogs where teachers actually spoke up about which gifts they truly loved from all that they’ve received through the years. Wouldn’t it be nice to give something that truly mattered to them? Well, the top answer turned out to be a simple heartfelt letter from their students. Awww… 🙂
Armed with this idea, I decided to make just that, a simple handmade heartfelt greeting card for DA’s teachers.
This is how it looked like when I was done. I wish I had a better photo of it though.
- Colored Cardstock
- Photo (I don’t have extra printout of the one I used)
- Scrapbook Paper
- White Letter sized cardstock, folded in half
- Circle Tag
- Colored Pens
- Tools like scissors, cutter, glue
For the scrapbook paper (item number 3), I found this Wrapping Paper Book from Regina’s in Shoppesville, Greenhills and it’s so nice and pretty.
The pages inside were folded sheets of patterned paper, perfect for scrapbooking, or in our case, greeting card making!
I don’t have photos of the step by step as I was in a hurry to finish it. Hehe.
- Fold letter sized white cardstock in half horizontally.
- Cut the scrapbook paper into the same size of the half flap.
- Stick the sized scrapbook paper onto the front flap of the card. I used double sided tape for it but you can use glue also.
- Grab a photo of your teacher. Size it so that it does not occupy the whole card so you can embellishthe card more.
- Cut a colored cardstock slightly bigger than your photo so that it looks like a border.
- Stick the photo onto the colored border and that onto the card.
- Print or write the teacher’s name on the circular tag and stick it onto the card.
- Embellish away! Try to do a mock-up first before gluing them permanently. I used buttons and a flower brooch (I just removed the pin at the back). The scrapbook paper was pretty enough so I didn’t add so many embellishments.
- For the inside, I did a hand lettering of the Happy Teachers’ Day greeting and wrote a short message for the teacher. As you can see, it’s a series of Thank You’s.
- Finally, I asked DA to “sign” the card. He can’t actually write yet so I put dotted lines for him to trace.
I did prepare a little something else to go along with this card. I didn’t think much of the gift anymore though because I knew that the card alone was gift enough. 🙂
How about you, what do you plan to give your child’s teachers?