Sunday, May 16, 2010

Teacher/Thank you gift idea

After the many changes that have gone on in my ward this past week, I wanted to give a nice "thank you" gift to the two ladies I served with in RS and to our Primary President that was recently released. All three of these ladies are some of the hardest working ladies that I know! Jennie (the Primary President that I have replaced) reminded me of a little bumble bee, buzzing around the Primary Hive every Sunday. I knew these ladies deserved a rest (of course, that was before they were called to their new callings).

I bought these tins at Roberts Craft. I love these tins! They come in different shapes and sizes and even in different colors.

I used my Cricut to cut out the circles out of scrapbook paper and glued them on top of one another on to the lid of the tin. Then I cut out two tags and glued the saying on to the tags.

The first tag says, "you deserve a rest," and the second tag says, "for being the best!"

I know what you are thinking... wow Jen! You are so clever!

Inside of the tins I placed marble magnets, that I made, and some strips of paper that have ideas to rest and relax. The point is to place one of the strips of paper on your fridge every day with a magnet, as a little reminder. Some of us need a reminder to rest and relax. And that "some of us," would mainly be me. I have issues.

The first tip says: Chocolate! (no explanation needed)

The second: After much running around your toes deserve some sparkle.

The third: Enjoy a refreshing beverage.

The forth: Take some time to read a good book.

The fifth: Game Night!

The sixth: Lock the bathroom door, light some candles, and have a nice soak in the tub.

Then I placed a brownie mix, a bottle of their favorite beverage, a gift card to Seagull Book, some Dove chocolates, some nail polish for their toes, and some bath items (a scrubby thingy, and a packet of bath salt stuff), and a card game, into a basket.

I wrapped everything (tin included) in cellophane and added a tag: "Day after day, month after month, you worked hard and now it's time for a reward. Take a week to enjoy something sweet! In the tin you will find, some ideas to help you unwind!"

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  1. I seriously just got on because my kids are in bed and this is what pops up! Jen! I loooooved the goodies and the magnets and everything!! What a great gift. I didn't realize I needed to space them out. Umm. I think I went through 2 or 3 days worth today.

    And thank you for the book with the fun letters from the kids. I will treasure it forever!!!

    You were completely awesome today and I am so glad I got to see you in action. You are the right gal for the job. I know it!

  2. You are definately the craft queen! Such a cute idea. I'm really bummed I had to miss your ST today, darn kid that thinks she needs to eat! ;)

  3. That's IT! I'm totally moving back into your Ward. Those are adorable and so sweet. You are such a thoughtful girl!

    I hope your first day at your new calling went well!!

  4. YAY!!! You will be great as Primary pres. (And have fun when Connor is a sunbeam!)

    I have been PPres. about 3 months & still trying to figure everything out!!! Let me know what works for you :D

  5. You never cease to amaze me with your cleverness.

  6. How cute!!!!! I love them! You are so thoughtful! I hope you thought to make one for yourself too, you deserve it from your last calling, and you are going to need it for your new one! p.s. We missed you at Bunco!


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