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  • I just wrote a blog about organizing for Teacher holiday gifts and touched on this a bit here: http://blogs.brighthorizons.com/momtomom/2013/12/13/tips-for-organzing-teacher-holiday-gift-giving/ I think it varies from center to center but at the center my son goes to, the parent committee organizes a pool for monetary gift contributions. Parents donate as much or as little as they are comfortable with and it goes to one parent on the committee. The actual dollar amounts are never shared with anyone at the center. The parent then divides it up equally to all teachers (based on part-time or full-time status). It is given to the teachers with a note of which families choose to donate (along with whatever they’ve asked be said in the note). It also mention that not all parents contribute because some parents choose to give an individual gift instead. Historically the Director/AD hasn’t received any of the cash gift, but some parents do something for these individuals. I know that some parents opt to give small gifts or gift cards to the teachers instead or have the child make something and/or give the gift of homemade cookies! It’s always the thought the counts. I really don’t believe the teachers expect anything but appreciate even the smallest gesture. My suggestion is to do whatever you are most comfortable with. A nice holiday note is always appreciated and if you are so inclined, tuck in a gift card for a small amount or pick out something you think they may enjoy. You may want to ask some parents at your center what has been done in the past as I’ve also heard lots of different things happening. In my experience, public school has been the same way – some gift pools and some individual gifts and some just choose to do other things throughout the year.

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    Jade
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    In past years, my sister has had my little neice decorate a 5 x 7 frame and they gave me a framed picture of her! It was a cute idea and I have it displayed proudly in my home. 🙂

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    Caty Trio
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    Hi Online Community! 

    Do your children like to make gifts for family members, friends and teachers? For kids, it’s often more meaningful to make gifts vs. buy them. I’ve collected some fun DIY holiday gift ideas that kids can make from Pinterest. The entire list of crafts is posted on the Bright Horizons Family Room blog: DIY Holiday Gifts Kids Can Make

     

    Do you have other ideas to add? What DIY crafts are your kids making this holiday season?

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    I’ve always found it to be easier to do a group gift from all the parents in the classroom. It’s easier to manage and generally, you can buy the teachers a nicer, larger gift if you all go in on it together.

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    When it comes to giving teachers gifts during the holidays, how many teachers do you buy for? I’m not sure what to do! Do you buy for just your child’s lead teacher? Do you buy for assistant teachers? How about other daycare personnel? I want to celebrate everyone…but know this isn’t possible. Just wondering what the norm is…

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    Allison
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    My family has a lot of children as well, so instead of everyone buying each child a gift, we do it ‘grab’ style.  Each adult picks 2- 3 kids names from a hat.  That way it switches up each year and adults aren’t left with buying for the 10-15 children in our family!

    Allison
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    My family has a lot of children as well, so instead of everyone buying each child a gift, we do it ‘grab’ style.  Each adult picks 2- 3 kids names from a hat.  That way it switches up each year and adults aren’t left with buying for the 10-15 children in our family!

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    Between my family and my husband’s we have a lot of neices and nephews. So many that it makes the holidays really expensive between all the gift buying! I love them all dearly and am happy to give them gifts…but I’m wondering…is there an age limit we should set for when we no longer buy gifts? 12? 18? I can see this getting a bit out of hand! Would love to know how other people handle it.

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    Between my family and my husband’s we have a lot of neices and nephews. So many that it makes the holidays really expensive between all the gift buying! I love them all dearly and am happy to give them gifts…but I’m wondering…is there an age limit we should set for when we no longer buy gifts? 12? 18? I can see this getting a bit out of hand! Would love to know how other people handle it.

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    My daughter received a lot of fabulous toys and gifts for the holidays. I want to use this opportunity to teach her a bit about giving back, so I was thinking it might be a good time to donate some of her older toys to charity. Has anyone done this? I’m trying to think of a good way to communicate the idea so that a 5 year old will understand the point…

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