Graduation & Teacher Gifts

A lot of students, especially the little ones, love to get their teachers presents before the end of the school year to show their appreciation. Their teachers make a big impact on their lives, and the ones kids like the most will be remembered for a while! One way to make sure the teacher undoubtedly remembers their student is by getting them a unique, long-lasting gift, such as our Personalized Crayola Holder. The Crayola holder snugly fits every crayon from the 24 pack, which is included, and displays the teacher’s name in colorful letters on its side, doubling as an organizer and cute decoration. It’s perfect for elementary school teachers or art teachers – plus, they’ll know when a crayon is missing! However, if your student is older and no longer really uses crayons, the Teacher Block is a simple but meaningful gift to show your appreciation. You can personalize the block by adding the year, the grade, the teacher’s name, and the school’s name. The block can be engraved or printed, so there’s an option for the classic teachers and the bright teachers.
Other great gifts for teachers are the Bubble Frame and the Countdown Blocks. For the Bubble Frame, you can have the year engraved and put a class picture in it. Or, if you want the teacher to specifically remember your little one when they are valedictorian, you can put a picture of your child and the teacher in it so that way the teacher always remembers how great of a student your child was. As for the Countdown Blocks, this will allow the teacher to create excitement in the classroom by counting down the days till holidays and breaks. The children will love to watch the numbers tick down to summer break!

Of course, we cannot forget the graduates. Their years of high school or college are nearly over, and they are probably more excited for summer to be here than the little kids! All they are thinking about during the last month of school is walking across that stage to get their diploma and heading off to college or their job. But, with the thought of college comes the ever-looming thought of money. We all know that college is expensive nowadays, so we made getting them a memorable gift (that still includes money!) easy. On our Personalized Graduation Block , we engrave the top with the school’s mascot name, and then on the sides, we have the graduate’s name, the date and the school’s location, the school’s name, and the class’s year. You can put it in a cute little bag that’s big enough for it and some cold hard cash to help your graduate out with their expenses. It’s a card and a keepsake to always remember the day!  For the parents you could always go with a Graduation Picture Frame for them to proudly display.


Until next time, Keep It Craft E!


Mother’s Day & Fur Babies

In our opinion, May is one of the most exciting months of the year. Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, National Pet Week is the first full week of the month, and school is almost out for summer. Plus, it’s finally warm every day and the outside world is lively again! It’s the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with parents, children, and pets.
Sometimes, we often wonder if Mother’s Day was strategically placed in the month of May. When moms realize that the school year is almost over, they realize just how quickly their little ones are growing up. Even the new moms, whose children are still so tiny, will see the older kids getting out for summer and will imagine their children among them. It can be stressful and worrisome thinking about their babies growing up. But when we see that dads are ordering moms a Baby Block or our Personalized Block Photo Holder, we can’t be more excited here at CEF – especially if it’s a week or two in advance! We love to see how great dads are, especially when it comes to taking care of moms. They all deserve to know they’re appreciated. The Baby Block is perfect for new moms, and for moms that are more familiar with the job, the Personalized Block Photo Holder is great for displaying photos of what moms do best – loving their children. You can have the blocks engraved with “I ♥ Mommy,” “Love,” or any other phrase to show your appreciation. Then, while we make the frame for you, all you need to do is find the perfect picture. If your mom is a little camera shy or loves to decorate for all occasions, we also have the wonderful Holiday Blocks that spell out Happy Mother’s Day, along with 100 other sayings.

As for the furry ones in our lives, we must remember to cherish them too! We have been running some sample blocks and are so excited to unveil our new Fur Baby Blocks. This block will have an actual picture of your special fur baby on it – all you need to do is email a photo to us. We’ll do all the tweaking to make sure your pet still looks just as cuddly when his picture is printed on the block with our color printer. About 20 years ago we did some pet blocks, but we had problems getting images of the breeds we needed when they were not on the American Kennel Club website. However now, we can put your fur baby on it! There are 3 versions: one for rescues, one for pedigree (you know the DOB and where they are from), and one for a memorial. I personally love this block so much that I’ve already gone through my scrapbooks to find pictures of our previous Dalmatians. Now I can upgrade their blocks from the ones 20 years ago!  PS the samples are my birthday present to my wonderful Sister-In-Law this year!!!  Her kitty and puppy 🙂

Until next time, Keep It Craft E!