Is it wrong that I’m already looking forward to the summer holidays? I know I have a whole fortnight off work and can’t wait to spend quality time with family. Before the holidays arrive we create thank you cards for the children’s teachers to show our appreciation for their support over the year. So for National Stationery Week‘s #ThankYouThursday prompt I thought I would look back on some of the ones we have created.
Last year’s was probably my favourite. The summer was looking promising in terms of the weather so we created cards using a lollipop theme to match the ice-cream hampers we also created. These cards were super easy to create. The children had fun making their own designs for the lollipops.
Fortunately all the materials are those in our craft cupboard and look really effective. Two years ago we used a teacup design from In the Playroom to go with tea themed gifts. The card was made with things in the craft cupboard again, with the children creating their own tea-cup designs.
We designed tote bags to go with gardening gifts. I love these because of the handwriting element. CM wrote the names and I did a long-stitch over the top for longevity. Super simple and super effective.The next sets of cards are perfect for younger children, with a little more effort from the parent.
Two years ago, we again used a nature theme in terms of flowers and trees which meant we used hand and finger prints to create our designs. The first year of creating cards, when the children really were little we just used finger prints. Far less messy and really simple. I have no idea what we’re going to do this year. Have you got any ideas?