Saturday, August 6, 2011

You're Worth a Mint - creative gift for teachers

Showing appreciation to our school teachers is important to me.  I was a high school teacher and counselor, and I loved getting notes from my students. It takes one to know one, right?  After giving your heart and your energy to your students, a simple thanks, or a nice card is so meaningful. 

I encourage my kids to demonstrate how much they appreciate what their teachers do for them. My boys made this simple "You're Worth a Mint" card and candy jar. This jar makes a great gift for a Meet the Teacher Night, or for Teacher Appreciation Week.

You're Worth A Mint
card and candy jar:


My son typed the message "You're worth a mint!"
on the computer,
but handwritten would be great too!

He used red ink and printed it on white card stock.

Punch a hole for the ribbon,
and ink the edges for detail (optional).

We found red and white numbers/letters paper at a
scrapbooking store, and cut it into a circle for the lid.

Tie some cute ribbon around the jar.

Fill the jar with Sweet Stripes mint candy,
and give it to an amazing teacher!

Make a teacher feel special today!
  They take care of our sweet, but not always sweet, 
kids every day.  Let them know they're worth a mint to us!

Need another teacher gift idea?
Check out my "Berry Sweet Teacher"
card with strawberries post here!

"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you,
who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau,
sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth." 
(Dan Rather)

"Teaching is the profession that
teaches all the other professions." 
(Author Unknown)


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  1. Cute gift ideas!!! I am a new follower and would love for you to link up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at

    I look forward to blogging with you!

  2. Cute teacher gifts! What great ideas!

  3. Thank you so much for linking up your cute teacher gift idea at Savvy HomeMade Monday, Melanie. We are partying again and I hope you will stop by! :)