Therefore, I really put so much effort in my presents because they deserve the most beautiful and thoughtful things since I owe them so much.
The teachers were over the moon when I gave it to them. One of them said that they had never gotten anything this beautiful before. The other one had to choke back tears when she read my card. They were all so happy and hugged my tight when they said thank you. I would say: mission accomplished! :-)
My presents revolved around the slogan
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade
I found it so suitable for our lives and how we handle it, so chose to go with it. I also chose to give away something that they can use and that will not take up too much space (like e.g. a picture in a frame or something. I would never expect a teacher to keep a framed picture of my son).
The first part of the present was
You can use it for adding orange flavour, like e.g. for strawberries, dessert, hot spiced wine, cake...
- 100 gr sugar
- 2 oranges (only the zests)
I did not buy oranges because I do not know where to get any that are not treated with pesticides at the moment. Therefore, I bought natural orange zest aroma for baking. One package equals one orange.
My glass contained 500 ml and I used twice the amount for one glass.
Thoroughly mix the ingredients in a bowl and fill into the glass. Close the lid tightly.
I ordered the glasses online and the cool thing about them is that the lid is made of two parts:
Therefore, it was so easy to put the labels inside. It turned out really beautiful.
Then I made a
Lemon and Sea Salt Hand and Body Scrub
It gives you wonderfully smooth skin and is very nourishing.
- 200 gr sea salt
- 120 gr olive oil
- 3 lemons (only the zests)
- 20 drops of lemon essential oil
I used natural lemon zest aroma for baking again. One package equals one lemon.
My glass contained 750 ml and I used twice the amount for one glass.
Thoroughly mix the ingredients in a bowl until they blend to a thick paste and fill into the glass.
Put the labels on the glass and - voilá!
The third present was a store-bought lemon hand care cream. I am not that crafty! ;-)
I put some beautiful ribbons on the glasses, arranged everything on a beautiful straw tray and wrapped it in transparent film.
Last but not least I added cards that showed a picture of Sunny with a few lemons and the slogan of my lemon theme. I wrote a very personal message to each teacher and I cried while I did because my heart was heavy yet so grateful.
The labels were taken from www.jamlabelizer.com. You can choose from a variety of labels. The layouts are given and you just adjust the text and the size. So easy yet so perfectly looking. The labels in my pictures are only dummies for the blog. In reality each teacher got a personalised label with her name and picture on it.
Maybe you like the idea. If you do and want to give it a try please let me assure you that it is so easy it can be done by anyone! Even if you are not crafty at all!
If you have any questions please let me know.
PS: You can find more gift ideas in my post about Christmas presents for the teachers. I also like this idea that Ellen posted on her blog.