This week is teacher appreciation week all across the United States. Did you forget? I know, me, too. Which is kind of ridiculous since a) my mom has been a public school teacher for 39 (!) years and b) I designed these teacher appreciation cards about 3 months ago. Oy.
It takes a lot of guts to stand up in front of a room of kids (whether they're 5 or 15) and take on the responsibility of teaching them to read, to write, to add or subtract, to question--to THINK. I know that I am a better person for every teacher who patiently answered my third or fourth question on a subject--and better yet, for the teachers who returned my barrage of questions with a few of their own. I've spent more than half of my life in school, and I have quite a few teachers for whom to be thankful. So, to Sallie Ballard, Susan Skelton, Courtney Sommers, Kara Gwynne-Vaughn, Cathy Woods, Geri Sklarz, Carolyn Matalene, Roy Schwartzman, Keen Butterworth, Peter Sederberg, Lorri Unumb, Mike Seekings, and John Simpkins, thank you, thank you, thank you.
I designed these cards to be their own envelopes, and there are two on each page--I printed mine on cardstock, but they'd be just fine on plain paper, too. When you print the file, be sure to print the page with no scaling, or the cut and fold lines will be all wopsy. Make a vertical cut down the center at 4.25". Then make a fold 2" from the bottom and another 6.25" from the bottom--that should leave you with two flaps and a 4.25" square in the middle. Fold the two white flaps over one another and seal with tape or a dot of glue or a sticker. As always, print as many as you like and give them away freely, just don't sell or redistribute them electronically, s'il vous plaît.