We love teachers, and we love giving them gifts, and on Valentine's Day we are especially moved to give teachers a Valentine. As we wrote about a few weeks ago, in these tougher times, added expenses can be a burden on families, and that can make giving teachers a Valentine gift a bigger challenge.
Our suggestion was this: give teachers a break, literally, by officially giving a teacher the Valentine gift of time, but give it a holiday dressing. Instead of a collection of real flowers, which can be expensive, how about an inexpensive bouquet of crafted flowers, each of which is inscribed with the date and name of a parent who will cover the teacher's shift at recess duty?
There are so many other ways parents can give their time collectively to make a big impact on a favorite teacher. Using VolunteerSpot's simple scheduling tool makes it easy to get everyone coordinated. Dream big this Valentine's Day, and know that showing your love to a teacher or anyone doesn't ever require money.