Monthly Archives: December 2008
As the holidays approach, I was stuck trying to think of teacher gift ideas for my girls’ kindergarten and daycare teachers.
So I turned to my good friends on Twitter. I love having a sounding board for ideas be it marketing related or for holiday gift ideas. Feedback so far – candy/food, scarf/hat, handmade items from child like jewelry or card.
Last year I got Target gift cards so they could either buy for themselves or for the classroom.
Once idea I like from the web sites below is a gift basket filled with school supplies/books for the class. There is also an appreciative wall poster about teaching that a teacher can put on the wall in the classroom.
I guess the underlying message is that teachers like being appreciated and we can show them through our children’s eyes in simple, inexpensive ways.
I checked Google search as well and found a neat ecofriendly gift site as my daughter’s kindergarten teacher is very earth friendly.
Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers and Caregivers
Teacher Gift Ideas for Preschoolers
Celebrate Teachers with Thoughtful Gifts
Teacher Gifts: The Official Holiday Shopping Thread for teacher gifts!http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5888340
I was wondering about all of the charities that exist and how people go about choosing which ones to support and what they can do, especially on a tight budget. It’s the holiday season, a season for giving in more ways than one.
Little things count. For example, we make cookies for our local firefighters and drop off a toy for Toys for Tots. These are easy things anyone can do.
Here is a great blog that illustrates many ways how we can give without impacting our wallets. Obviously, volunteering and giving your time is also needed and free, but there are lots of things you can do if you don’t have time to volunteer.
Check out the Give List and give back to those less fortunate.
Times are tight. We know, we know. We’ve all seen the scary headlines. Too many of the scary headlines. And we’re all feeling the pressure in other ways too. But, still, we want to contribute what we can to making the world the better place. The GiveList gives you ideas and inspiration for just that: ways that you contribute without spending or buying. Or maybe giving while buying and spending a little less than usual.
I found this fascinating quote today:
Today, however, I’m sending my completely sarcastic and uncaring “buh-bye” to the Bratz dolls. A California judge has ordered the company that makes them to stop doing so and to begin removing existing inventory from store shelves after the holiday shopping season. Why not sooner?Dec 2008
Parents of girls should read the whole article. Victory and buh-bye.