Basic Invite sponsored this Teacher Stationery Back-To-School Gift Idea post. All thoughts and opinions belong to Drugstore Divas.
Pete teaches at our local elementary school. Usually, before Christmas break, a few of the kids in his class give him a small gift. It’s always so kind. The gifts are never extravagant — one year, one of the students gave him a pocket hand sanitizer — but just the gesture of thinking about your teacher is so incredible.
It’s a nice way to start the year as well.
You may not recognize your child’s teacher’s name when you receive it in the mail, but that teacher will be so important to your kid over the next nine months. During the school week, your child will spend more waking hours with the teacher than with you.
And the teacher spends more hours working on schoolwork than just during the school day. The teacher takes papers home to grade, creates lesson plans, has conferences and meetings, and more all after classroom time.
A little gift at the beginning of the school year can go a long way. And we have a super cute simple one for you.
Teacher Stationery Back-To-School Gift Idea
This is actually a really incredible gift idea. And it’s very minimal effort on your part.
The stationery is actually a template at Basic Invite. The site sells birthday invitations, luxury business cards, thank you cards, holiday photo cards, and more. You can completely customize everything with over 180 colors, numerous font choices, and 40 envelope colors.
I know. It’s a lot of options. But there are more.
You can choose rounded corners instead of straight, and you can decide to add a design on the back. If you do, you’ll not only pick the pattern, but you’ll pick the color of it as well.
It’s simple. Trust me.
For this post, I actually made five matching but mismatched teacher logo business stationery cards from Basic Invite. (They coordinate with the teacher business cards, but I didn’t make those.) I actually made all five individually. There wasn’t a way to add one to my cart, then use it as a base for another (at least, I couldn’t find a way without editing and overwriting the existing one in my account). But, I wanted to see how hard it would be.
It wasn’t hard at all.
I changed the name on the card, then changed the font and made it larger than what was standard. I changed the color of the text, then added a pattern to the back. For a moment, I worried that I wouldn’t remember exactly what shade of green I picked for the text. There are so many to choose from, and I wasn’t paying that much attention to the names. What was great, though, is when I got to the back, the color I chose for the front was in a large box at the top of the selections. I didn’t have to remember. The site remembered for me!
I could have changed the color of the pencil as well, but it’s already the colors of a standard No. 2 pencil. Who wants to mess with a classic?
I added rounded corners (because I’m always worried that squared corners will bend in transportation — in this case, a child’s backpack) and added it to my cart.
I could have changed the colors of the envelopes in my cart, but I decided to keep them all white. It felt like more of a set to me that way. If you are creating these, feel free to change the envelopes to match the color of the text and patterns.
The great part about Basic Invite is that you really can make it your own.
I actually ended up ordering five cards as samples, which is how I was able to add so much customization. You can, instead, order large quantity sets, but each card will be the same.
It’s not just cards that you can get a sample of. You can order samples of envelope liners or, in my case, a belly band. They’re usually for wedding invitations, but I changed it to say “Welcome Back” to make it the perfect addition to these teacher’s cards.
Wrap it around your stationery set, put a dab of glue on the back to hold it in place, and you have a great gift for a new teacher.
Samples are great for two reasons. First, like I mentioned, I was able to customize five different cards to make a full set that was mismatched but still matching. Second, if you’re ordering something like wedding invitations, you’re able to see exactly what it looks like and how the paper feels before spending your budget on a card, only to realize that the feel of the envelope isn’t what you wanted.
Would you make this Teacher Stationery Back-To-School Gift for your child’s teacher? Right now, you can save 15% at Basic Invite with the coupon code 15FF51, so it’s a good time to make them.