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Teacher's Day Greeting Card Ideas

Teacher's Day Card message ideas from Pampered Teacher - download really cute Teacher Appreciation cards for only 97¢

Have you ever sat down to write a card for someone - like your teacher - and been at a total loss for words. You want to say something meaningful and appropriate but all you can think of are boring, cliché things like, "you're awesome." So you write it really big to fill the space and sign your name in defeat.

We're here to help you get started with a Teacher's Day card that says all the things you want to express to the teacher who saw you through this school year. So if you're not sure how to make a personal teacher appreciation week card sound special and natural, check out the ideas below.

Happy Teacher's Day Message Ideas

Start your card with Dear {Teacher's Name} or if you want to make it even more personal, put his or her Halloween Costume i.e. Dear Mrs. Wishy Washy. A nickname shows an extra personal touch but is definitely not necessary.

  1. You have a special gift for teaching. It was obvious when {add a specific event like "I met you at open house" or "you cared for my child when they got sick in class"}. Child's name has been in such good hands this year. So I just want to thank you for all you've done.
  2. I didn't really need to wait until Teacher Appreciation Week to let you know how grateful I am for taking such great care of {child's name}. The extra effort you've put forth on his/her behalf {in specific subject} has made all the difference. Thank you!
  3. I am truly amazed at how well you know exactly what {child's name} needs and how to challenge him/her to do his/her best. I've seen such a difference, so thank you for being there every step of the way!
  4. You created such a positive classroom environment that {child's name} was able to grow and learn and make mistakes in a space where he/she felt safe and comfortable. This year has been amazing thanks to you!
  5. {Child's Name} was able to learn so much from you this year because you took the time to listen and get to know him/her. That's not something you experience every day. You're a shining star of {school name}.
  6. We feel so blessed that {child's name} was in your class this year. You really guided him/her on a path to success. I know it wasn't always easy, and for that I'm so grateful that believed in him/her. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
  7. This year you provided exactly the right amount of encouragement and tough love that {child's name} needed to perform to his/her true potential. You set the bar high and made sure he/she would get there. I cannot express how thankful we are for your dedication.  
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    • Thanks cool ideas.

    • I love these greeting card ideas for teachers! Giving support to teachers and showing appreciation is such an important thing for both teachers and students.

      Toiia L. Rukuni
    • When my kids were in public school we tried our best to show appreciation for teachers. They have such a big job and are not paid nearly enough. Great post!

      Tina Marie Ernspiker
    • Thanks for sharing. This is great information. I have been Room Mom through the years & even I get frazzled not knowing how to convey my thoughtful message. This is helpful & I’d like to share it.

    • These are great – I can’t tell you how many times I do exactly what you mentioned and just write “You’re Awesome” or “Thank You” in really big letters to fill up the card!!! Thanks for sharing!


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