I wanted to let you all know that there are a few changes which may affect how you view this blog and I wanted to make sure you had plenty of time to adjust.
There is an expression “Apple for the Teacher” and I assume in the olden days if you wanted to ingratiate yourself to the teacher your would give him or her an apple. When I was at school we didn’t have an apple tree nor did it ever cross my mind to take a gift for my teacher. When our children were at school it wasn’t routine to give gifts to teachers, although at some point one of them would announce they would like to give something to Miss X, this was usually the evening before the end of term and we would have to hunt around for a suitable something.
Since then it has become routine to give gifts to teachers at Christmas and the end of the school year. My daughter is a teacher and I know she has no expectation of gifts, and I have used surplus chocolates/biscuits from her to bribe my postgraduate students to meetings.
If you are thinking of getting your children’s teachers gifts here are a few things to think about:
- Fresh flowers are lovely, but it is best to present them early, they can brighten the classroom or their home, and you are not risking them going off if the teacher is going away as soon as term ends.
- Hand made is lovely, but have you and your children got time to do what you have in mind?
- How would you feel if you discovered he/she had re-gifted your present?
- Each of your children may have more than one teacher and teaching assistant.
If you’re looking for point number 2 and want something handmade, have a look at Gemma’s online shop.
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be interviewed by a fellow crafter for her blog. She asked a load of questions about my business and me, which I thought you guys might be interested in too! The link to the post is here.
I have something very exciting to share with you today, which I guess you might have seen if you follow me on social media: my very first collaboration. I’ve been working with the fantastic Kim from @maidinards to bring you this wonderful gift set.
The set includes: