BUT! Tonight, I came up with an idea for a unique gift for Shepherd's teachers, all on my own. I may have left to get the supplies at 8:30, but nevertheless--I dreamed it, and I followed through with success!
So, without further ado, I present The Easiest Teacher Gift Ever:
I had to sit them on the floor to take pictures because we have zero counter space, but here are the details:
1) Polka dot pots...$2.99 each at Michael's (special)
2) Geraniums...$5.99 each at Home Depot
3) Small bag of potting soil....$3.97 at Home Depot
4) Ribbon & cardstock...already at my house
See how cheap it was!? The 3's class that Shepherd is in is called "Little Sprouts," so I thought this was especially appropriate for the end of the year gift. First, I sprinkled a little potting soil in the pretty pots and transplanted the geraniums over. Then, I wrote the note on a piece of cardstock cut to fit the stick that came with the plants and glued it over, then glued the bow on and stuck it in the soil. It literally took 20 minutes, and the hardest parts were opening packages.
I love to give clutter-free gifts, and this fits the bill. I hope his teachers enjoy it, and I really hope they know how much we appreciate them!