Friday, September 3, 2010

School Starts....With a Welcome Basket

We made it through our kiddos first week of Preschool. Surprisingly there weren't too many tears, at least from our kids!!!! As Mommies we had a much harder time letting them go for the 3 whole hours they were away, but we survived.

We wanted to start the year off giving. So we put together a "Welcome Basket" for the 3 amigos to give their teachers. Of course we couldn't just put these useful items in a basket and give it as is. We needed to make it warm, friendly and sweet. How perfect was it that Kim from the TomKat Studio was offering adorable Back to School Printables in her Etsy shop. As Kim would say they made us Swoon!!!!

We included our baked Peanut Butter Cookies (which we baked with the kids of course) adding the adorable “ABC” idea we found for the back to School Touch. Then we packaged them in clear cello bags tied with ribbon and a fun little apple tag, it completed the sweetness of the basket.

We chose to create a “Savvy” new look for a boring bottle of Sanitizer, a bottle of Soap and bag of wipes. We also used the note cards and wrapped them with ribbon for a fun way to add a little flair.

When purchasing these Printables we knew the possibilities were endless as to what we could do with them. When thinking ahead and being Savvy, another great way to make use of these TomKat printables could be when Teacher Appreciation week rolls around or you have a fun Apple Pie recipe you would like to share.

As we picked up our kiddos from school the other day, waiting in their cubby was a special note from their teachers

And that is what giving is all about!!!!


Amy & Bri


  1. Great job girls! Teachers adore gift baskets, especially a basket that includes cleaning supplies that they may otherwise have to purchase on their own. Nice touch with the TomKat printables!

  2. Oh my!! You guys are kinda overwhelming me. So many things to look at and so much to try myself. Thank you so much for all the wonderful ideas. I will be returning often.