Back to school time is here.
And for many teachers and school employees, that means this is the busiest time of the year. Busiest.
And with busy often comes stress.
For us, flowers often make a lot of that stress disappear. Or. . . okay. If not disappear, then at least lessen. A little.
So we share our de-stressors with those people with whom our kids will be spending the greater part of their little lives for the next 180 days: teachers.
We love to share happy first day flowers with our new teachers, secretaries, or principal that first week of school–as a way to say thank you, welcome back, and let’s make it a rockstar year.
Though it may seem like this is a huge expense for us, it’s not. We’ve got some secrets to share.
And? I’ve got a super-fun, huge and awesome gift pack to give away to de-stress your life.
Here’s the skinny. . .
- Happy First Day Flowers for Teachers, Secretaries, or Principal:
Whether your kiddos bring flowers for their teachers or the office staff, it doesn’t matter.
The idea is that we’re giving great people big thanks for doing hard work. If your kids are hesitant to bring flowers for their teachers on the first day, it’s cool.
First, we hit our local thrift store.
You got it. The under-used, often forgotten little gem that yields more surprises than you’d ever think. We love our thrift store, and we’re lucky that we’ve got a great one very close to us.
We buy enough small flower vases to cover everyone we need. Sometimes we’ve done just teachers. Some years we’ve done just office staff. It’s always different.
Often the vases are $. 25 to $ .50! And sometimes? They’re half price!
Then we hit the grocery stores.
We buy several bouquets of flowers–whatever is on sale.
I’m betting that if money is tight for you and you hit a local florist and explain what you’re doing, they’d be quick to offer you some donations. Everyone loves teachers, and most people are thrilled to say thank you to them.
And then? The fun part–the part that my kids love: filling the vases.
We do a mix of monochromatic and mixed arrangements, and really? They all look beautiful. How could they not?
We finish them off with a pretty ribbon, and they’re ready to go.
Our Happy First Day Flowers put a smile not only on our faces–but they put smiles on the recipients’ as well.
These little ‘Happy First Day Flowers’ can be used any time of the year–and honestly, if they’re for no occasion, the better.
Everyone loves to get flowers. Everyone.
Especially surprise flowers.
Check out a few other posts that may help you develop strong and healthy habits for your family:
- wait time
- my day, your day
- frozen peas
- kids who rock the kitchen
- kids who rock the laundry
- rest time
- gem jars
- arm circles
- noticing kids
- homework routine