June and July always bring a flurry of orders for personalised teacher gifts. However with all that lock down has been bringing, and schools closed since March, I didn’t expect there to be much call for teacher gifts this year. So I was pleasantly surprised to receive a few orders for them despite this.
It’s lovely (particularly as an ex-teacher myself), to see that people have still recognised the hard work that teachers have been putting in behind the scenes over the past few months, despite the huge decrease in face-to-face interaction with their pupils.
One of the loveliest and most unusual gift requests was for a head teacher, from one of her staff! The thoughtful teacher was so grateful for all the support and strength the Head had offered all of her staff during such an unprecedented and difficult time.
She needed something uniquely special showing her thanks, and marking what was the head teachers first year in her role. A year she would not forget! She felt that one of my Doli Dwt peg dolls would fit the bill perfectly!
With 2020 being unforgettable for so many reasons, I was asked if I could add a Rainbow to the design. It’s become a symbol of hope during the pandemic, and a representation of thanks to all of our key workers.
My lovely customer and I decided that it would be fitting to include this symbol on the doll. I added it to the back, along with the date.
A special little request was for her lanyard to be depicted on the peg doll. She’s never without it! Of course I was only to happy to oblige. Instead of the usual ID credentials on the pass, I added a little heart. This represents the love, respect and thanks the staff have for their boss!
Another request for a teacher-rainbow combination also landed in my inbox around the same time.
This peg doll was to feature a lovely personal message from the pupil. How delightful are these words?!
The sweet message took up all the available space on the back. So, I added the requested rainbow as a small logo on the front of the school polo shirt instead.
It worked really well as a small nod to all the ups and downs 2020 brought to school life.
Of course, it’s not the first time I’ve made some fantastic personalised Teacher gifts. You can read more about them (and get some ideas of what you might like) here. I even have some to which names can be added for you, “ready to post” in the shop .
The thought of keeping your children occupied through the long Summer holiday (on top of the three months children have already been home) might be a bit stressful! Did you know I have a Pinterest board full of ideas for kids of all ages, from crafts to games they can build themselves, and outdoor activities and snack ideas? Have a look below, you might find something new to keep them busy!