I think this gift set came together nicely. It includes a thank you card with a handwritten message from my son, a small bag of chocolate covered toffee balls, a set of fabric banner paper clips/book markers attached to a school photo, and a gift card to Barnes and Noble for some summer reading. :)
The fabric banner paper clips were inspired by Ashley Ann Campbell's blog post yesterday. She is amazing!!! (times a million!) I simply cut my 'flags' a little different and stamped numbers on each of them to make them a little different.
I love how the clips add a pop of color to the black and white school photo they are attached to. I wanted to incorporate a school photo somehow. . .because after today our Meadow Creek Elementary School will be closing its doors. :( The district plans to turn it into a charter school next year. So. . .the blue and white mountain lions, paw prints, earth day sidewalk mural, signage and other Meadow Creek ephemera will be removed. The kids have all been re-zoned to other schools. The teachers and staff moved elsewhere or let go. :( This has been a real heart breaker for me because as long as this school has been open, I've had at least one student enrolled there. Next year, my youngest should have been a kindergartner there. -Anyway. . .it's just a super-hard day for me. I'm glad I was able to use this photo in the gift set.
On another happy/sad note. . .I've got to get going! :) Today is my last, 'Natey and Mommy' day (our last day with just us. . .after today the older boys will be on their summer break. . .and when school starts up again in August all 3 will be leaving me -sad face-). So, I'm off to the park and library. . .and most likely a stop at Carl's Jr for his favorite lunch treat -chicken stars.
Have a wonderful day!