school is finally out for summer! with Hurricane Sandy and all school went pretty late in our parts. but, it’s over now and we have 100 degree weather to prove it.
despite my best of crafty intentions I have a terrible tendency to forget all about teacher gifts and then scramble to give them something in the few days before schools ends…usually it’s a gift card. but, with C leaving kindergarten (kindergarten! done! wha?!) I really wanted to give his three teachers something to thank them for helping him have such a fantastic introductory year.
thing is, I am positively convinced that what teachers really want at the end of the year is cash…they don’t get paid enough and they spend out of their own pocket for school supplies all year long. every time I’ve asked my friends who are teachers they tell me it’s all about cash. dollar bills are the best. hands down.
of course, giving someone cash can get a little, well, awkward. especially a teacher! I mean their job is far above and beyond the realm of tipping, which is how it can feel when I give someone cash.
so, I came up with a solution that felt right…I made them a little wallet and slipped the cash inside. then I wrote heartfelt note saying thanks. so simple but it felt better than just cash in an envelope. this cash got a fabric pouch. it seems a little friendlier.
to make the wallets I used the same pattern as for these and also got a chance to use up some of the handprinted linen from the hand printing swap. this fabric is from the talented amy.
it’s kids in the sunshine…kind of appropriate, right!
these little wallets are so satisfying to make that I think they would be great for any gift-giving that involves gift cards or cash…like graduation, perhaps? wrap that cash up fancy-like and hand it over to the people that deserve it, that’s what I say!
Oh, these are fantastic!! Love them, what a great idea!! I totally love that print too 🙂
Thank you! Hard to believe kindergarten is over!