Monday, June 12, 2006

A Special Gift Idea

I promised I would share some end of school year gifts that I made for a very special group of coworkers. For ten years I've had the pleasure and privledge of teaching nutrition and healthy living to four year olds at my friends' preschool. This year, for various reasons, the school is closing down.

What present could possibly sum up ten years worth of emotions? I'm not certaint that I came up with the correct answer but at least I think I came pretty close.

There were four of us who worked together closely at this school. I wanted something that would bring us together even though we might not see each other as frequently as we have over the past few years.

I bought four matching tea cups and saucers, one for me and one for each of them. Each tea cup and saucer was filled with molasses cookies and placed in a basket along with a container of tea or coffee. The piece that tied the gift together and made it unique, in my opinion, was the card I attached. Without quoting word for word, the gist of the card was that since we all had the same tea cup, whenever we drank from it we should think of the other three and offer a toast to our friendship.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is *such* a wonderful gift idea-- I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing-- I always enjoy hearing how people personalize gifts and make them unique.
Stephanie

Maggie said...

That is a thoughtful & sweet gift! I love it.

Anonymous said...

well i just moved 5 hrs away from a dear friend and she is now moving 8 hrs further away....so if you dont mind, i shall steal this cuuute idea.....thanks..

Celina

Katie said...

Stephanie, Magie and Celina,

I'm so glad you liked the idea.