Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Five Days of Christmas

I REALLY appreciate Addy's teachers! They are WONDERFUL & LOVE my baby girl so much! I feel so blessed that these great ladies are the ones who take care of Addy while she is at school. And because of that, I put a lot of thought into what to get them for Christmas. And here is what I came up with....

Addy brought them a gift everyday the last week before getting out for Christmas Break. Each day had a little poem to go along with the gift.

Day 1
On the first day of Christmas,
Addy gave to me...
An ornament for my tree.

Addy has 2 teachers & 2 aides that I bought gifts for. I saw these cute yarn ornaments but they didn't have 4 of the same ones. So I bought 2 of each. The smaller ornaments didn't have a bow on them, so I made & hotglued a red bow to both of them.

I saw on Pinterest "Merry Christmas" printed on a brown paper lunch sack & used as a gift bag. I took that idea & did something a little different.

Day 2
On the 2nd day of Christmas,
Addy gave to me...
A candle that smells good
And an ornament for my tree.

I got the candles for $10 each at Ross. (I gave them a questionaire of their favorite things at the beginning of the year so I already knew what candle smell they liked.) I tied a snowflake ornament onto each candle & then added the poem.

Day 3
On the 3rd day of Christmas,
Addy gave to me...
A Santa door hanger
And an ornament for my tree!

These were the canvas Santa's that I made.
Click here to read the post on how to make them.

I also made these autism awareness ornaments.
Click here to read how to make them.

Day 4
On the 4th day of Christmas,
Addy gave to me...
A Redbox movie night
And an ornament for my tree!

For this present, I made up a little movie night basket. I bought popcorn buckets at HomeGoods for $2 each. I put in them 2 bags of microwave popcorn , 2 bags of M&M, each teacher's favorite soda (I also know from the questionaire), and a $5 gift certificate to Redbox.

The ornaments were another Pinterest find that I made. They were very easy. Fill a clear ornament with fake snow, draw a snowman face with a sharpie & hot glue a baby sock for the hat. They cost about $1 each to make.

Day 5
On the 5th day of Christmas,
Addy gave to me...
Some coffee & hot chocolate
And an ornament for my tree!

I bought these really cute mugs at HomeGoods for $3.99 each. In them, I put a few hot chocolate mixes, a Hershey bar & a $10 Starbucks gift card. I got these snowflake ornaments from Target for $1 each. And I made cute bags again from brown paper lunch bags.


So yes, I did spend quite a bit of money & time on Addy's teachers, but it was well worth it!

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