I remember being in school and treasuring that last day of school. This has now become a very real goal for my family. This was my daughters first year in a “real” school and she was very excited to complete her academic goal. I might add she did so in impressive fashion, with a very strong report card. Great job Baby! While I would love to gush over how well my daughter did and how impressed I am with her, this post is more about celebrating the completion of an academic year and saying thank you. I have been thinking of ways to celebrate this by gifting my daughters teacher with something nice. I did not want to go the route of a gift card (impersonal) or traditional flowers (dead in a week). So I turned to my new found buddy Pinterest! Whoa, it is true, you cannot just checkout Pinterest. It is a black-hole you will not reemerge from anytime soon. But low and behold I found what I was looking for!

Crafting has always been an interest of mine and I have been trying to instill this in my daughter. I prefer she be more creative and think of alternative ways of accomplishing things rather than simply clicking or going to the store to purchase something. Also, I think it is much more meaningful to someone when they see you put time and effort into making something rather than running out and purchasing it, right?

To my daughters teacher,

You have been the first true introduction to academia my daughter has had, we trust in the school system and that they provide a capable educator to guide and mold our child for the future. Believe me when I say we have had nothing but great things to say about you and how you have guided our child. We have made our commitment to her education and it seems you have done your part as well. My daughter is better for knowing you and for that I thank you. I can only pray this experience cements her interest in future academic endeavors.

We realize at times your job may be a thankless one, therefore we wanted to take the time to show our appreciation.

Enjoy your summer with your family and once again, Thank You!