{create this} teacher appreciation gift – school days thank you cards & FREE printable

With teacher appreciation week coming up May 7th – 12th, families across the country will be showering teachers with thoughtful and heart felt gifts!  Now that the Bigger Bug is in middle school, I’m fairly certain he wouldn’t appreciate toting cutesy crafty things or prettily wrapped home made goodies to seven different teachers all around campus for teacher appreciation week … SIGH.

Lucky for me, the Little Bug is still in elementary school and I can still indulge in awesome crafty goodness to honor his three teachers with!  You know, like these …
school days thank you cards!

These cards are a cute, quick and practical gift for your favorite teachers!  And since all you have to do is print, cut and glue … these are super easy to make!  And who else would totally appreciate the dorky fun nod to flashcards, vowels and a dictionary but teachers!?

And since I love you, my awesome readers and visitors, you can find my printable here – each 2 page printable will make 6 cards!  Simply print it on white card stock, trim around the sentiments and adhere them to pre-made cards (or make your own from kraft card stock or scrapbook paper).  Embellish as much or as little as you want!

Put 6 cards in a cello bag and pop them in a lunch bag.  Tie on a index card gift tag and this easy teacher appreciation gift gets an A+!!

I feel like the crafty creative juices are flowing again and I was so happy to get in my craft room and make something!  Don’t worry, my kitchen is still getting a work out and there are tons of recipes coming up, but there is just something about paper, ink and adhesive that does my crafty heart good :) 

This project or recipe was shared at the blogs on my Link page!


  1. This is very sweet, but I spotted this on Pinterest and “thoughtful” isn’t spelled correctly. Just thought you might want to adjust since they are intended for a teacher!!! :)

  2. Thank you – I’m going to use your printables for the teachers this year!

  3. These are darling! Would love for you to stop by and link up to the Pomp Party!


    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  4. What a cute idea! You…are very clever!

  5. LOVE the Buy A Vowel Card. Wish I had seen this before I gave my Teacher Appreciation gifts out today. They would have made a great addition!

  6. These are adorable and so clever! Teacher appreciation week isn’t celebrated in Canada which is too bad :( As a teacher, I would be over the moon to receive something like this that reflects so much appreciation for what we do!

  7. These are wonderful cards! Thank you for sharing.

  8. What great ideas! I’m hoping to get a bunch up for teacher appreciation week too. :) Love the cards!

  9. This is such a cute idea. I’ve been wracking my brain (and Pintrest) trying to come up with Teacher Appreciation gifts and this is definitly one of my top priorities! I’d love it if you’d link this up to Sweet & Simple Sunday!

  10. I like the prints, it is pretty unique.

  11. These are so cute! I’m a teacher and I’d love it if I received a handmade card like the ones you created. I’m going to make some to use for regular thank you notes. Thanks fo sharing.

  12. I love all your printables! Many thanks for sharing ;)

  13. These are great! Love how cute and creative they are:D Thanks for sharing them with us!!

  14. Love these. What cute cards and such a special way to say thank you to teachers who don’t hear it often enough.

  15. What cute cards! Love ‘em! :)

  16. Awesome! Thanks!

  17. Those are adorable! Thanks for sharing! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @ http://www.cheapcraftymama.com– you can win free ad space on my blog!!

  18. This is so clever! I’ve pinned it and hope to remember to make some at the end of the school year. Thanks for sharing. :)

  19. What a sweet card for an awesome teacher. Love this :-)

  20. I am working on a post for teachers. I might have to link my readers back to this. Great ideas! New follower form blog hop! Follow back when you can!


  21. so cute! Thanks for sharing!!

  22. as a retired teacher… I think these are so cute. Many parents are clueless about teacher appreciation. :)

  23. This is great! I hope you’ll link up to my Teacher Appreciation Linky Party!


  24. Those are so cute! Definitely pinning this! Thanks for sharing at Thursday’s Temptation.

  25. So, so cute!! I love the index card notes! They are perfect. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!!

  26. I love these! So going to be using some of these this year and in the years to come! Thanks for sharing them with us!

    Take care,


  27. Thank you for sharing! I will be using this for the first grade teachers in my kids’ school. :) Hugs from Hawaii!

  28. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for the great idea! My husband and I are high school teachers and I LOVE having the kids help make their teachers something, because they are helping guide young minds of the future. And they get soooooo little recognition!

  29. I just discovered your blog, love it and the great ideas! Are the printables for this still available? They are such a great idea, and it’s never too early to start planning for 2013 Teacher Appreciation. Love these!!!

  30. These are so smart & cheeky! Sure to bring at least a smile on their faces! :D

  31. Mary Jane says:

    Thanks so much for this printable in card size! I will use it this very week.
    I appreciate your generosity!


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