I love to give gifts. Not big and expensive gifts, but thoughtful and timely gifts. I like to remember the little details about people that can turn into a fun gift later--a teachers' favorite soda, a friends' secret weakness for fruit snacks, a sisters' wish for something beautiful. I love the reaction of a loved one when they receive an unexpected, but "just right" gift. I love letting people know that they are remembered and appreciated.
The night before my kids went back to school after Christmas vacation, I knew I wanted to send a gift to their teachers. We are so blessed to have great teachers who love and appreciate my brilliant, yet quirky children. It has been a hard year to be a teacher at our elementary school. There have been a lot of unforeseen personal challenges within the faculty and switching to Common Core has left everyone feeling like a first year teacher all over again. I just wanted to wish them well...but with what? It was way too late to start homemade bread and I was almost out of Bath and Body Works Foaming Antibacterial Soap (gasp!).
I decided to visit my Pinterest boards to see if there was anything I could do with what I had on hand late on a Sunday night. I had to do some creative adhesive substitutions and teach myself how to make a fabric flower, but within two hours, I had these sweet little bookmarks all ready to go. I promised my sister I would include the link if you want to make a bookmark of your own: