I love getting my children's teachers personalized gifts. I think they're so fun and, well . . . personalized! I've done clocks, candy jars, vases, notepads, and stationary. I have to admit that in the past I've spent way too much money on personalized stationary. Last year after receiving my beautiful order of personalized note cards in the mail I looked and them and thought, "I can totally do this myself for a fraction of the cost," and so this year I did.
I purchased some blank note cards and envelopes at Michael's. A pack of eight cost me about $1. I also purchased some apple clip art on Etsy for about $1 as well.
I designed my cards in a good ol' Word document. I couldn't decide which look I liked better so I did them both--four of each.
I then printed them off and loved how they turned out . . . crisp, clean, and school-y.
Making this personalized stationary myself was definitely a more cost effective way to go. I know my kids teachers write so many notes throughout the year, so hopefully this comes as a practical gift that they will readily use.
I bundled the note cards together with a gift card to the teachers favorite restaurant and a thoughtful note that my children wrote to their teachers. My kids are excited to deliver their gifts this week.