teacher gift idea
Today we’ve invited our friend Lindsay Ross to share a brilliant and very thoughtful gift idea that we heard she was doing for teachers … knowing that you just might be inspired to do something like this as well. Here’s Lindsay!
Every year I try to come up with something thoughtful for my kids’ teachers because, you know, those teachers deserve some amazing gifts for all they do. This year I have a kid in preschool and one in first grade which means their teachers deserve an extra thoughtful gift because they’re teaching little people to read and oh.my.word the patience required for that is ridiculous (or is that just me?).
This year, two of my kids’ teachers (the ones I already mentioned) have taken their devotion to my kids one step further and periodically text me photos and videos throughout the day. It’s my favorite and something I’m SO grateful for since it’s part of their day I don’t get to document.
I’d like to think I’m super special and they only do this for me, but they don’t. They’re sending texts to all the moms with fun photos and videos they take of all the kids (did I say my kids’ teachers are amazing? They are).
This got me thinking.
My guess is these two teachers aren’t alone in their picture taking of our awesome kids. They’re documenting the kids they teach just like we love to document the kids we love at home. And most of them are doing it all with their phone.
Why not help them take that one step further and gift them the Project Life® App? They already have the photos on their phone. During some of their down time during the day (sweet mercy please tell me those teachers get at least a little down time during the day), they can quickly move those photos into pages in the app, print those babies off right through the app, and at the end of the year they’ll have a book of memories of those kids they’ve grown to love.
I think this would be a great gift for ANY teacher.
The plan for the full gift presentation:
1) Give the teacher a gift card to purchase the app. This will take a little sleuthing to find out what type of phone they have (my guess is your kids will already know). Grab an iTunes card for the iPhone teachers or a Google Play card for the Android teachers. If they happen to already have the app, sweet — they can use those cards to purchase more kits or page layouts.
3) Include a card explaining what it’s all for (I’ll share the one I’ve made so you can just use that if you want). Click HERE to grab that.
4) Include a personal, handwritten card about why you appreciate that teacher so much.
5) Include an offer to spend 15 minutes (or however long it takes — not long because it’s so user friendly) with them and teach them how to use the app.
Wrap that all up (with Stone Wrap of course) … and send it on its way. Pretty easy to put it all together but for sure something they’ll remember and something they’ll want to keep forever — my sign of a great gift for people who most certainly deserve it.
Thank you teachers. Gosh we love you.
And thank you, Lindsay! We love YOU and that thoughtful spirit of yours! This is such a great idea and we so appreciate you sharing.