Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Give Yourself by Brenda Nixon

It's sheer joy to be a co-author on this book. The six of us have laughed and learned as we discussed, developed, and delivered our "baby" to the world. Thank you for visiting our blog and buying our book. We deeply appreciate you sharing our enthusiasm with your support.

This week, each of us is to share an inexpensive gift idea for an educator; classroom teacher, Sunday school teacher, your child's teacher, etc. I've learned from teachers I talked to that they'd prefer a gift card. Many times they're given candles, mugs, and things they're already overloaded with. While they appreciate the gesture, they'd benefit from something else.

People often confuse price with value. In today's economy many don't have the money to buy high-priced gadgets but, can still give a valuable gift. Consider gifting your fav teacher with a certificate for your services. "What service do I have to offer?" you ask.
  • Yard Maintenance
  • Housecleaning
  • Pet Sitting
  • Snow Removal
  • Sewing
  • Bringing in a Homecooked Meal
  • Free Childcare
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Window Cleaning
  • Computer Tutoring
You see, YOU have a lot to offer! How about sharing the best gift - yourself - with a teacher this year. And, share your comment for a chance to win a FREE COPY of A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts. Everyone who comments on a blog this week will be entered into a drawing for a free book! If you already have one, use the freebie as a Christmas gift (I even gave an autographed copy for a December wedding gift).

Brenda Nixon, www.BrendaNixon.com
Co-author, A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts

4 comments:

Shawntele said...

Those are also great volunteer ideas as well! :)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I've mentioned your new book in a post on my blog! Come visit when you have a moment! Thanks and have a lovely day! Coralie

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I'm back to sign up for your giveaway! How generous! I thought I'd already done this...but no! So now I'm officially here and hoping to be entered in your giveaway! I would love to win your book! Many thanks! Coralie

The Real Me! said...

Your book does sound fabulous. And I was just listening to the radio and they gave all the things that teachers really DON'T want from their students and I'm happy to say that nothing on your list was mentioned! Great job! LOL
Blessings
Kim