Saturday, May 24, 2014

End of the year teacher gifts

Tired of the impersonal gift card, or World's Best Teacher printed on an apple coffee mug? A personalized photo gift can be just the right thing to show your child's teacher your gratitude and give them a memento of the school year.
I helped make this collage of all the kids holding up signs telling what they want to be when they grow up is one way to show your teacher how she inspired the children. Converting the colored photos to black and white makes it all the more special. Print a large 11 x 14 or 16 x 20 print at your local print shop or office store, slip it in a frame and you are good to go. I cannot take the credit for this idea, one of the other moms found it on Pinterest- http://www.pinterest.com/pin/141863456987122065/
 
The teacher cried when it was presented to her. That's when you know you gave a great gift!
 
Another option is to use the yearbook page, with a special note of thanks and some extra pictures. You can scan the page or take a picture of it. Or get a digital copy from your yearbook committee. As I was the yearbook committee this year, this one was easy for me to make. You can use the photo lab's software or power point to make these changes if you don't like working in photoshop. This version was printed at Walgreen's on a board that has a stand you can attach to make it stand by itself. Or you can frame it as well.

These are all pretty simple DIY ideas , or you can hire www.scrapbookmamma to do it for you!