Wednesday, October 03, 2007

This week in Everyday Etiquette

This week's Everyday Etiquette question concerns the holiday season and gift giving. Here's the issue: I never know what to give my children's teachers.

You think this decision would be easy for me, a child of two teachers. But, my parents always expressed gratitude for everything--from smushed brownies to extravagant gift cards.

I find this decision especially difficult once a child has moved beyond the elementary school stage. When your child has eight teachers, do give each and every one of them a gift? Teaching is hard work, and I always feel like the art or band teacher is forgotten. What can you choose that's affordable, yet meaniful?