So while I was supposed to be working, I stumbled across this video. A sixth grade teacher in Virginia found a festive way to ask for school supplies. I thought it was sort of brilliant. Especially in a year where our own brilliant politicians have cut school budgets into those fun and festive paper snowflakes.

While I'm sure your kids teacher will most likely enjoy a bunch the same gifts, maybe you should think outside the box. If you were planning on giving another boring, unoriginal coffee gift card, spend that same amount on school supplies. They're a great bang for the buck, and definitely needed year round.

Just a thought.