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The home-made thread got me thinking, So what about teachers and Christmas?

Our plan this year was to bake a bunch of different goodies, package them up in festive tins, and pass them out to all my sons teachers. I didn't want to do a personalized ornament, and cannot afford to buy each of them something. And to be honest, I wanted do get something heartfelt and useful, and I doubt any five dollar gift would do that. I always loved the idea of baked goods but after reading the Halloween thread, I'm wondering if I should nix that idea lol! What would you do? Any teachers input would be great too!
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Most people seem to be fine with taking baked goods from people they know. I'm sure majority of your studends parents would have no problem with it. Maybe you could send out a little questionair with the students to ask the parents if that is something they are fine with.
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Most people seem to be fine with taking baked goods from people they know. I'm sure majority of your studends parents would have no problem with it. Maybe you could send out a little questionair with the students to ask the parents if that is something they are fine with.
It would only be for the teachers. Thirteen in all! We are not allowed to pass out any food to the children ever.
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Ah. I would assume other adults would be fine with it, since they know you.
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I am a former elementary school music teacher. I really enjoyed the homemade Christmas treats my students brought me. I went more by the parent than the student. Little Johnny might be a serious nose picker, but his mom, who made the treats, appears to be very sanitary and health conscious.

As an alternative, if you sew, these tissue holders are sweet and use a small amount of scrap fabric, trim, and bias tape (or make your own.) http://vacuumqueen.blogspot.com/2008...ue-holder.html
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I am a former elementary school music teacher. I really enjoyed the homemade Christmas treats my students brought me. I went more by the parent than the student. Little Johnny might be a serious nose picker, but his mom, who made the treats, appears to be very sanitary and health conscious.

As an alternative, if you sew, these tissue holders are sweet and use a small amount of scrap fabric, trim, and bias tape (or make your own.) http://vacuumqueen.blogspot.com/2008...ue-holder.html
Those little tissue holders are so cute!
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I am a former elementary school music teacher. I really enjoyed the homemade Christmas treats my students brought me. I went more by the parent than the student. Little Johnny might be a serious nose picker, but his mom, who made the treats, appears to be very sanitary and health conscious.

As an alternative, if you sew, these tissue holders are sweet and use a small amount of scrap fabric, trim, and bias tape (or make your own.) http://vacuumqueen.blogspot.com/2008...ue-holder.html
While I think those are adorable, they are kind of hit or miss with people. I actually have one listed on my wahm page and I brought some to a craft fair and only one sold
http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/....php?t=1245737
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No teachers, but I'm doing cookie tins for all the extended family gifts this year. They all get presents for our boys and a gift exchange is expected on Christmas Eve, but we just can't go all out with the third baby being born a few months later and needing a second larger vehicle also. I don't know that they as much expect gifts or would be offended if we didn't gift to them, but I would feel crummy taking from them and not giving at least something in return. I am a good cook and have some excellent cookie recipes.

Here's what I plan to do this year:
Christmas Crack
Chocolate-Filled Cashew Cookies
Salted Caramel Cookie Cups (Salted Chocolate too)
Brown Sugar Cookies - Possibly
Easy Nutella Cookies - Possibly
Oatmeal Scotchies - Recipe on the back of Butterscotch Chips package

Maybe a loaf of a sweet bread per family as well...
The Christmas crack is awesome! I had some of that once and am just amazed at how simple it is!

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While I think those are adorable, they are kind of hit or miss with people. I actually have one listed on my wahm page and I brought some to a craft fair and only one sold
http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/....php?t=1245737
How sad! I think they are adorable, too! I did it for some relatives who were LSU fans out of LSU themed fabric along with some various sized rice packs. I wouldn't personally spend the money on them myself, but that's because a) I can make them myself and b) I can't justify spending money to make tissues cute. I can appreciate it as a whimsical gift though.

I bet if Vera Bradley was selling those, they'd go like hotcakes!

OP, I've done fudge before. (1 can sweetened condensed milk, 3 cups chocolate chips-melt in heavy pan, turn into 9x9 wax paper lined pan, let cool, turn out and slice)
I've received those no bake pb chocolate oatmeal cookies.
Oreo Truffles are awesome and you can do so many variations on them. (never made them, just have eaten them)
I have also received the instant spiced Russian tea stuff and really enjoyed it. I don't drink coffee.
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I am a former elementary school music teacher. I really enjoyed the homemade Christmas treats my students brought me. I went more by the parent than the student. Little Johnny might be a serious nose picker, but his mom, who made the treats, appears to be very sanitary and health conscious.
This. It sounds horrible, but if your child is always dirty (like coming from home) not gets dirty outside and if the parents are never clean either I will graciously accwpt the homemade treats, but I wont eat them. Parents who are cleanly and health concious, I will eat those right up.
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This. It sounds horrible, but if your child is always dirty (like coming from home) not gets dirty outside and if the parents are never clean either I will graciously accwpt the homemade treats, but I wont eat them. Parents who are cleanly and health concious, I will eat those right up.
That makes sense!
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