Do you remember how you felt on the first day of school? Most people recall a mixture of excitement and fear. That butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling. The school year stretches out before you with the promise of many new, fun experiences. But you know there will also be challenges along the way.
As we take over ownership of Pampered Teacher, our feelings are very much the same. We are so excited to bring a little happiness into teachers’ lives and work to expand the brand to reach even more customers. But as new business owners, we are a bit nervous about the inevitable challenges of running our own business. We hope you will stick with us as we embark on this new journey.
Since one of us (Megan) is a current public school teacher, we believe whole-heartedly in the mission of Pampered Teacher. Writer Glennon Doyle Melton wrote in a recent blog post about teachers, “We honor the sacred trust and responsibility you hold of shaping little hearts and minds who will shape the world. You are the first responders, the front line, the disconnection detectives. What you do in those classrooms when no one is watching -- It’s the best hope we’ve got for a better world.” We could not agree more. Glennon then went on to say “We see how hard your work is -- how so much of it happens without acknowledgment or applause.” Sadly, we again could not agree more. And we’re here to change that. Our hope is that Pampered Teacher can reach as many teachers as possible, providing thoughtful, customized gift boxes that acknowledge their hard work and celebrate how awesome they are. We will also continue to offer unique, single items that make teaching easier and more fun!
While many of the items we sell will remain the same, there will be a few changes to Pampered Teacher. First, we are changing our gift boxes to include two fun options:
- A one-time box containing items curated for the specific teacher
- The Three Season Subscription: Three boxes, one sent in September (October this year), one in December, and one in April, containing items that are helpful and specific to each season.
We will tailor gift boxes based on the gender and interests of the teacher. We are also featuring at least one item from an artisan crafter in every box we send in an effort support our nation’s small businesses.
The second change is something we are so proud of, we feel the need to put it in bold. For every sale on our website, Pampered Teacher will donate a portion of the profit to an education related charity. So with your purchase you are not just making a teacher in your life happy, you are also supporting important educational initiatives. We have not found the right one to partner with yet, and we will keep you updated and informed on our progress. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, please let us know!
Please feel free to comment below. We welcome your thoughts, comments, suggestions, and questions; however, we reserve the right to remove any comments that are offensive, profane, disrespectful or irrelevant. We're here to share our experiences, celebrate amazing educators and have fun.
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Thank you for reading, commenting and contributing. Again, we’re excited to have you with us on this journey!