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May 10 2013
5 years ago
5:22 PM MST

Happy Friday: Frugal & Creative Teacher Appreciation Gift

May 10, 2013 @ 5:22 PM MST
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Sent from reader, Gigi:

My husband is a first year teacher and I know first hand how much work they do for such little pay. I wanted to put together nice teacher appreciation gifts this year but knew I didn’t have a lot of money to work with, so I started “couponing my way to a good gift” way back in the fall. We made these cute little “spa” bags with this poem (printed in “chalkboard” font) attached:

We’ve got to “hand” it to you…This has been one great year! Close to our hearts… We will hold you near! You deserve a BIG bonus… Or at least a spa day! But we can’t give you either… Not on our pay (lol)! So take what’s in this bag… Get pampered & just sit back! You’ve done a nice job… There is nothing you lack!

I had enough stuff to make 3 bags that included everything you need for an at-home spa day! Most of the stuff was free but I calculated they only cost me less than $2 each to make! It made me feel good to be able to thank the teachers for all they do without breaking the bank!


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