We are going into the last week of school before the winter break, and that means it's time to figure out holiday gifts for teachers! Traditionally I have given gift cards, or a few times I gave some wonderful handmade soaps from this great store in downtown Salem. My son is now in high school, so we don't need to do gifts for his teachers, but my daughter, being in 4th grade, really wants to give something to hers. She has her main teacher, of course, but also wants to give something to the music teacher, who also runs the choir program, and the librarian. Well, guess what makes GREAT teacher gifts? Bookmarks!
Meredith did a little research last week, to find out what colors her teachers like. Based on what she found out, we came up with some designs (well, I should say that she did, with minimal assistance from me. She very definitely has her own opinions!) She is happy with the results, and I hope the teachers will be too!
Meredith and I hit a couple of craft stores today before we got to working on these, and we found some interesting new papers. I am such a sucker for papers- I really need to work on my self-discipline! I also found this cute ribbon, black with little white paw prints on it. I remembered seeing some black paw print stickers, and thought that combining the two would make for a cute bookmark. I was right, if I do say so myself!
Well, that's it for this week. I need to get to work on my Hello card for the swap on the PBS Swappers group- those are due at the end of the month! I got all my paper for it, I just need to sit down and figure out a design and then make enough for the swap. Right now, though, I'm off to make a few Christmas cards to send to family members with our annual family picture, which I will leave you with. Have a great week!