Want to make a teacher’s day for the holidays, a birthday, Teacher Appreciation Week, or just because? Write a heartfelt message in a clever card you’ve picked out just for them! These greeting cards for teachers work for all sorts of occasions and are sure to put a smile on your favorite educator’s face. There’s never a bad time to show a teacher you truly appreciate all their hard work.
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Cards to Show a Teacher Your Appreciation
1. Glittery Apple
How cute is this sparkly spin on the traditional teacher’s apple? The retro font on the heartfelt message makes this an extra-adorable option.
Buy it: American Greetings Teacher Thank-You Card on Amazon
2. Above and Beyond Laser Cat
This isn’t specifically for teachers, but it’s the perfect choice if you know your favorite educator loves cats!
Buy it: American Greetings Cat Thank-You Card on Amazon
3. Teacher Appreciation Card Pack
There’s plenty to go around in this beautifully designed set of cards with kind messages like “The influence of a great teacher can never be erased.”
Buy it: 10 Teacher Thank-You Cards on Amazon
4. Cartoon Supplies
You can’t beat a simple “Thank You,” especially when it’s surrounded by these super-cute cartoon supplies. If you want to go above and beyond, you can attach it to some supplies from their teacher wish list!
Buy it: Teacher Thank-You Card on Etsy
5. Couldn’t Spell “Thank” Without YOU
Getting your kiddo to fill in the blanks on this card is such a thoughtful way to show their teacher how much they are appreciated.
Buy it: Teacher Appreciation Printable on Etsy
6. Drained Battery
Giving teachers a laugh with this hilariously honest card will likely help recharge those drained batteries.
Buy it: Letterpress Teacher Appreciation Card
7. Great Tea-cher
If you know your kid’s teacher loves to sip tea, adding a few bags of their favorite blends will make this card extra sweet.
Buy it: You Are a Great Tea-cher Card on Etsy
8. Pencil Favor Box
You can fill this with chocolates, supplies, gift cards, and anything else the teacher might love. Plus, they can keep it as a charming decoration in the classroom.
Buy it: Make Your Own Pencil Favor Box on Etsy
9. Coloring Page Bouquet
Here’s another great option for adding a special touch from your kids with their own personalized coloring.
Buy it: Teacher Appreciation Coloring Page Bouquet on Etsy
10. Any Way You Slice It
Does anything really say “thank you” as deliciously as a fresh slice of pizza?
Buy it: Pizza Gift Card Holder for Teacher on Etsy
11. S’more Teachers Like You
Another tasty way to say thank you: Attach this to all the fixings for a yummy s’more!
Buy it: S’more Teachers Like You Card on Etsy
12. Bobblehead Teacher Card
This has to be one of the cutest cards for teachers we’ve ever seen. This Etsy artist will make a pop-up card featuring your very own favorite educator!
Buy it: Bobblehead Card on Etsy
13. Lovepop Bouquet
Lovepop makes incredibly cool 3D cards. They’re all beautifully detailed, but we especially love the flower bouquet options. Such a nice way to have flowers on your desk without needing to worry about caring for them.
Buy it: Wildflower Bouquet Card on Lovepop
Cross a teacher with a unicorn and what do you get? The best educator ever!
Buy it: Teachercorn Card on Etsy
15. Color It Yourself
This sweet card is such a cute way to say thanks. Kids can put their personal stamp on it by coloring it before they sign.
Buy it: Hallmark Coloring Card on Amazon
16. No. 2 Year, No. 1 Teacher
Congratulate a teacher on surviving a tough year with this smart card. Number 2 pencils may be best, but teachers rank number one in our book!
Buy it: No. 1 Teacher Card on Etsy
17. Teachers Plant Seeds
For an inexpensive teacher thank-you gift, tuck a packet or two of flower seeds in with this charming card.
Buy it: Teachers Plant Seeds Cards on Etsy
18. Winnie the Pooh Believes in You
Pooh always has such words of wisdom to offer. Have this card (with dainty wooden accents) personalized for your recipient.
Buy it: Winnie the Pooh Card on Etsy
19. Day at the Beach
Every teacher is in constant need of a vacation. Give them a day at the beach with this Lovepop card, even if it’s only in paper form.
Buy it: Beach Day Pop-Up Card on Lovepop
20. Teacher Report Card
It’s your turn to give a report card to the teacher! This one is designed to hang from the neck of a bottle of wine too.
Buy it: Teacher Report Card on Etsy
21. Patience and Caring
Sometimes all you need is a simple message to say thanks. Have this card personalized to make it extra special.
Buy it: Patience and Caring Card on Etsy
22. Hallmark Assortment Pack
If you need a whole bunch of terrific cards for teachers, try this assortment from Hallmark. You get eight cards for less than two bucks each.
Buy it: Hallmark Assortment Pack on Amazon
23. Gift Card Holders
Giving your favorite teacher a gift card? These holders are customized for some of their favorite places, including Amazon, Starbucks, and Target.
Buy it: Gift Card Holders on Etsy
24. Gift Cards Are Better
Looking for some free printables so you can spend your cash on a present or gift card instead? We’ve got you covered! Find 12 free printable appreciation cards for teachers in a variety of styles here.
25. ISBN Thinking
Here’s a joke for the librarians and other book lovers! Get this free printable card here, along with others, to thank your school’s unsung heroes like cafeteria staff and custodians.
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