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End of the School Year Classmate Gift Tag – Free Printable

Every school year we leave a little sad that we won’t see some of our friends. Unfortunately with private school none of Miss A’s classmates live in our neighborhood, but whether or not your child’s classmates are far away or closeby this cute End of the School Year Gift Tag is a great way to express what a great year your child had and offer opportunities for play dates in the summer.

In Pre-K I made this Sweet End of School Classmate Gift, and last year for Christmas I made gingerbread play dough with a sweet gingerbread prayer, but will have to post that later this year. This year as we were shopping for cute, little gifts for Miss A’s classmates we found ice cream scented bubbles in adorable ice cream cone shaped containers. I went with the ice cream theme and created this gift tag:

End of the School Year Gift Contact Tag MommyB

Our finished project (after our dollar store purchases and some ribbon):

End of the Year Classmate Gift Tag Printable MommyB


Click here for your —> FREE Printable version of this end of the year classmate gift tag as a pdf with 9 tags per page for you to print out, add your child’s name and if you like your contact information, {I use my phone number and email address}.

If you decide to use it feel free to email me a picture of your project or write about it on my Facebook page/Tweet me.

Picaboo Holiday Cards

Picaboo Red Card

Picaboo Pick 3

Why am I sub-titling this post? Well, when it comes to choosing a holiday card I take forever, going back and forth between this one and that one, and really it’s hard for me to even narrow my favorite down to one, so I decided for this post I’m going to give you my Top 3 Picaboo Holiday Card Picks.

Now keep in mind we haven’t had our family shot done yet, so often times your card selection will vary depending on what colors you’re wearing, the tone of the picture {silly/serious/serilly-a combination of silly and serious}, and the subject of the pictures, this year we are hoping a family picture works, but as a backup we are going to get pictures of just the girls too, it’s hard to get 4 people looking one way AND smiling.

Okay, now here we go, Picaboo Pick #1:

Picaboo Brown and Blue

 I am a sucker for the colors brown and blue together, they were my wedding colors, they are the color scheme for our bedroom and master bathroom and I love them as a combination. I also like the cool version of what in my head is a snowflake and that it’s simple and your focus goes straight to the picture of the family.

Picaboo Pick #2: Read More

Free Free Free

Type A StuffDid I get your attention? If so, then maybe you’re like me, I’ll admit it, I like to get free stuff. (Like all the goodies in the photo to the right from the Type-A Blogger Conference this past year.) I grew up not having a lot, but in some ways I’m glad that we didn’t have lots of money because I gained character from having to work hard for the things I wanted. I think growing up with little money made me appreciate my belongings more, which again brings me to the FREE stuff. It’s always nice to hear those four letters together: F-R-E-E. My mom’s the same way, {come on mom, admit it} and if you’re like us you can’t resist at least finding out the details, I know my head turns when I hear, “Freebie” even if it’s something I don’t want or need, and that’s where the problem lies.

Do you ever have a hard time saying, “no” to handouts or feel bad for turning down a freebie offer? Do you ever say yes just to end up throwing the free away when you get home or piling it up where you keep all of your “junk”? If you answered, “yes” to any of the above here are a few things to keep in mind as you walk past those offers, get those tempting emails, or you…just….can’t….resist….

Tip #1. Ask yourself, “Is this something I will use right away or in the next few months” and if not don’t even bother picking it up.

Tip #2. Think about who will use the freebie, how it will be used, and how much space it would take up in your home if it is not used.

Tip #3. Consider if you have any of the same item already at home, who needs 50 sponges under their kitchen sink??

Tip #4. Leave the best of intentions at just that. If you’re the kind of person who gets free things thinking it’ll be great for Aunt Bertha, just don’t do it, you know you’ll never give it to her and it’ll end up collecting dust.

Tip #5. Remember you were just fine in life without the free item and you’ll still be fine if you don’t get it.

Do you like getting freebies? What’s the “best” freebie you’ve ever gotten? Where do you store your unused freebies??