Other titleIt’s that time of year for Teacher Appreciation.  My kids have been blessed with really incredible teachers over the years, so I genuinely do appreciate them!

However, between my three boys, I have a total of 8 teachers to appreciate.  This means that buying gift cards or other more expensive items is out of my budget.

Over the years, I’ve noticed that teachers have to write A LOT of thank you notes.  They must buy thank you notes in bulk!

I decided to make some cute “school” themed thank you cards – inspired by the most adorable scrapbook paper that I got at Michael’s!

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These cards couldn’t be simpler.  Just cut a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of white cardstock in half.  Then fold it, and instant card!

Cut your scrapbook paper of choice so that it is slightly smaller than the front of the card and glue stick it on.  Easy peasy!



I make my own envelopes with my envelope punch (if you like to craft, I HIGHLY recommend one – you can do so much more than just envelopes)

If you don’t want to make your own cards/envelopes, you can just buy a plain white card set and then glue on your decorative papers.

I packaged my cards in groups of 8.  I didn’t do anything too fancy – just tied them with baker’s twine.

gift bag

To round out my gift – and because I really love making homemade goodies – I included a mini loaf of banana bread with four of them.  I made a quick gift bag out of scrapbook paper.  (You can find the tutorial here.)

gift boxes

I know teachers get a lot of sweets and goodies, but I hope that the banana bread will be something they can enjoy without feeling too guilty.

Some of my kids’ teachers have already gotten banana bread from me, so for them I am going to give my Whole Wheat Pancake Mix in a cute bakery bag.  The idea is that they can have a relaxing breakfast to enjoy with their family.

I hope this helps inspire you and if you are a teacher reading this, let me know if this is something you would like (or if I totally missed the mark!)




2 Thoughts on “Teacher Appreciation Thank You Cards

  1. Holly Allred on April 1, 2015 at 11:32 pm said:

    Makes me wish I were a teacher! Your kids’ teachers are so lucky!

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