Back to School time is always a flurry of activity that can be full of stress and excitement for both kids and teachers. Sometimes after the initial rush is over, it can seem like a bit of a letdown. So now is the perfect time to make some Back to School cards!
For one thing, you might actually have time to make them now that things have (hopefully!!) settled down somewhat. Also, kids and teachers alike might need a much deserved pick me up right about now, and getting a back to school card might just do the trick. (If things are still too hectic for you to have time to make cards right now, I’m so sorry – I’ve been there. Perhaps someone should send you a pick me up card!) You could send a Back to School card to a college kid – getting mail is always a highlight in college! You could even tuck a gift card for Target, a bookstore, Starbucks, or a frozen yogurt shop inside the Back to School card for an extra treat. You could also use Back to School cards as invitations to a back to school party for kids to get acquainted with friends in their new classroom. Or just start planning ahead now for Back to School time next year.
Making Back to School cards does not have to be a big ordeal. To make them, just gather some school themed papers and stamps (like these from Stampin’ Up a few years back).
I’m sure any craft store would have several different options for a Back to School theme! Cut and paste and experiment with different designs until you find one you like. Be creative and have fun! A great way to relieve some of the Back to School time stress and make it a little more enjoyable for everyone.