Teachers deserve a thank you. More than that — they deserve a standing ovation. Teachers invest all they have into our most precious gifts, often quietly and without fanfare.
When I had the chance to partner again with Hallmark, I knew who I wanted to buy a Christmas gift for — my son’s teacher.
Joseph is in his first year of elementary school, and words can’t express how grateful I am for his teacher. She gives each student in her little crew of five-year-olds the option for a hug — or a high five — at the end of every single day, sending them out into the big world with an extra dose of love. Without a doubt, my little guy picks a hug every time, and my mama heart could burst.
Teachers give their time, their resources, their hearts. I think back on my education and I can name each one of my teachers — the fearless warriors with compassionate hearts who taught and loved, without ever knowing what their impact would truly be.
Joseph and I got to work putting our love into picking the perfect Christmas card and wrapping up Mrs. Z’s present in a special way:
We’re getting a snowstorm this weekend, and I have to say — it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I’m thankful for the precious Christmas card set we picked up while we were at Hallmark, along with the matching holiday gift wrap and gift tags.
So many of us have stories of teachers who influenced our lives. In what other ways can we thank a teacher this holiday season? How can we let them know that their hard work is seen, appreciated, and valued?