Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thoughtful, affordable teacher gifts, Gingerbread House, SNOW and more...

Our Gingerbread House! Check out Willem's excitement!
Both boys had a lot of fun making this.
We have SNOW!!

This is a fun, affordable teacher gift! A wrapped bag of tea and a couple of candies (you can put them in clear envelopes or ziplock bags) Then fold a piece of cardstock or cute background paper to staple over the top. I then did a little poem and picture of Merit. I did chamomile and green tea and Werther's Originals. Other ideas include lemon tea and lemon drops, raspberry tea and raspberry chocolates, licorice tea and dutch licorice (my family and I love salty dutch licorice!) And my sisters and I are fans of licorice tea so I think I might do "licorice goody bags" for my sisters with a sisters poem as stocking stuffers... shhhh:)
Merit, Vance and I are getting over strep throat over here... ugh. I had planned to make Merit's 1st grade teacher, reading teachers, music and PE teachers packets of cards... but the tea idea is easier and more simple but still cute.

5 comments:

mariemolitor said...

what a creative idea! loved the pictures and what a handsome picture of Merit! Fun to see you today! Hope you enjoy the weekend!

The Holt Family said...

What a great idea! And I just love Will's face in the gingerbread man picture! So cute!

Lesha said...

CUTE gingerbread house and fun pictures. Thank you too for the teacher idea!

Jodi said...

WIllem's face is priceless! Christmas fun all around at your house.

Liz said...

Very cute gingerbread house! What a neat gift idea!