FREE teacher appreciation cards

Here’s a confession: Even though I blog about crafting all the time, I have to admit – I’m really not good at planning ahead when it’s time to give gifts. I’ll want to make a big, impressive, straight-from-the-heart homemade craft project, but run out of time and end up grabbing a gift card the day before. It can’t just be me who has this problem, right?!

So, for this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week, I decided to make a printable that’s good for all us crafty wannabes – the gals who love Pinterest but just can’t seem to make it to Michael’s. And, for us gals who have a sassy sense of humor. ; ) Without further ado… here are my free printable teacher appreciation cards!

Free teacher appreciation cards from Chickabug - cute and funny! : )

There are three designs so you can pick your favorite saying, or give them to different teachers. And of course, making these cards is a cinch – just print the design of your choice onto white card stock, cut the cards out, and glue the back to the front (to add that extra-snazzy patterned back). Stick on your gift card, and you’re good to go. If you need an envelope, these fit a standard A7 size envelope… or just go without an envelope, I won’t tell!

Free teacher appreciation cards from Chickabug - cute and funny! : )

Free teacher appreciation cards from Chickabug - cute and funny! : )

Free teacher appreciation cards from Chickabug - cute and funny! : )

Download the Cards

Click here to download the free printable Teacher Appreciation Cards! I hope you enjoy the cards – and get a few laughs too! ; )

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These printables are also featured on Skip to my Lou as part of the Teacher Appreciation Series.
If you haven’t already started following along with the series, you should –
there are a lot of great ideas from all different bloggers!


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There’s more where these came from!

For lots more fun FREE Chickabug printables, click here.
Or, visit the Chickabug shop for birthday party paper goods & printables!

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  1. 1
    Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 11:43 am
    Becky P. says:
    These are awesome! Thank you for the freebies. Too funny.
    • 1.1
      Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 6:26 pm
      Heather says:
      I'm so glad you like them! Thanks Becky! : )
  2. 2
    Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 5:03 pm
    Katie says:
    OMG! I LOVE these and died from laughing! So me! Thanks
    • 2.1
      Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 6:24 pm
      Heather says:
      Aw yay!! Thanks Katie! That's SUCH a nice compliment : )
  3. 3
    Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 6:33 pm
    Erika says:
    LOVE these...especially as someone who used to be a teacher and always considers Pinterest as good ideas at the time...but who has the time. :) Too funny!
  4. 4
    Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 7:54 pm
    manda says:
    LOVE this idea! Thanks so much! We are on vacation that week and I was already figuring out how to get it done before then. Perfect!
  5. 5
    Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 3:03 am
    louise says:
    These are hilarious!! I love them!
    • 5.1
      Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 6:18 pm
      Heather says:
      Thank you Louise! : D
  6. 6
    Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 12:37 am
    bettijo @ says:
    These are too FABULOUS! You had me laughing out loud. The Amazon one about the Mod Podge, Cricut and glitter is my personal Fave. Adorable :)
  7. 7
    Friday, April 19th, 2013 at 11:55 am
    Michelle says:
    The teacher printable isn't working. It says that it's damaged. It is so adorable, thanks for sharing. I hope it's not just a user error. : )
    • 7.1
      Friday, April 19th, 2013 at 2:00 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Michelle! I just tested out the link and it's working for me. Eek! Maybe you could try again, or on a different computer?
  8. 8
    Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 11:49 pm
    Tabriah says:
    I can't get it to print correctly. It prints out much smaller than a 5x7 and the gift card covers up the writing. I am sure it is user error...ugh. They are so cute.
    • 8.1
      Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 12:02 am
      Tabriah says:
      figured it out. Yay!
      • 8.1.1
        Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 1:33 am
        Tabriah says:
        And, Thank you so much for the free cards! I really appreciate it! And, I love your stuff.
          Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 11:33 am
          Heather says:
          Thank you Tabriah! : D
      • 8.1.2
        Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at 3:02 pm
        Megan says:
        I'm having the same problem. What did you do to fix it?
          Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at 4:55 pm
          Heather says:
          Are you printing the preview images? You need to download the printable PDF instead. : )

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    Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 12:56 pm
    Allison Brenn says:
    This is perfect! I can only imagine how many useless crafts teachers get when what they could really use is more Clorox wipes and tissues to replenish supplies and something that they actually want. Love it!!
  10. 10
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 6:10 pm
    Lauren says:
    I love it!
  11. 11
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 6:12 pm
    Michelle says:
    These are PERFECT. Thank you!
    • 11.1
      Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 7:40 pm
      Heather says:
      I'm glad you like them! Thanks Michelle! : )
  12. 12
    Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 3:36 pm
    Anonyvox says:
    Thank you so much for this! I printed two of the gift card holders from Chickabug--perfect timing.
    • 12.1
      Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 3:37 pm
      Anonyvox says:
      Sorry--I thought I was commenting on the big roll-up of Teacher Appreciation Day printables that I googled for. But hey, out of the 20-odd ones on that post, I chose yours as my favorite. :-) Thanks again!
      • 12.1.1
        Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 3:47 pm
        Heather says:
        Best accidental comment ever!! ; ) Thank you so much, that just makes my day!
  13. 13
    Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 11:14 am
    Kristin @ A Mom on the Run says:
    These are fabulous!! Thank you for saving me from just giving a boring gift card in a thank you note!!
  14. 14
    Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 5:24 pm
    Priscilla says:
    Heather, thank you for the laugh and for saving my bacon today! Paired with a printable gift card, I was able to give some appreciation to my children's teachers! And I totally hear you on the planning ahead!
    • 14.1
      Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 3:42 pm
      Heather says:
      'Saving my bacon' is officially my new favorite phrase! ; ) I'm so glad these came in handy - thanks Priscilla!
  15. 15
    Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 5:52 am
    tracie stier-johnson says:
    our teachers LOVED this!! thanks for the free download ... thrilled to have found you!
    • 15.1
      Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 3:37 pm
      Heather says:
      That's so great to hear they liked them! Thank you Tracie! (Thanks for your blog post too!) : )
  16. 16
    Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 9:40 am
    Brenda says:
    Heather - these are seriously awesome!!! LOVE!!
    • 16.1
      Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 3:38 pm
      Heather says:
      Thanks Brenda!! : )
  17. 17
    Thursday, August 15th, 2013 at 12:58 pm
    Amy says:
    This is HILARIOUS!! Thank you for making these....will be using them, I'm sure =)
    • 17.1
      Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 9:39 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Amy! I'm glad you like them! I hope the teacher gets a kick out of them too! : )
  18. 18
    Monday, September 9th, 2013 at 9:58 pm
    Jodi says:
    Love it!
    • 18.1
      Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 at 9:52 am
      Heather says:
      Yay! Thanks Jodi! : )
  19. 19
    Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 11:44 am
    Monique says:
    Wonderful idea! Thank you so much.
    • 19.1
      Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 10:45 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Monique! I'm so glad you like it! : )
  20. 20
    Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at 2:12 pm
    Kendra says:
    I LOVE these and will be using them for from daughters' teachers! Thank you!
    And, as a former classroom teacher, gift-cards and homemade thank-you cards are ALWAYS the most appreciated!
    • 20.1
      Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 9:25 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Kendra! Thank you for letting me know. It's great to hear that from a teacher! : )
  21. 21
    Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at 12:22 pm
    meredith says:
    I love these so much! I just printed them to give to my son's teachers tomorrow.
    • 21.1
      Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at 1:39 pm
      Heather says:
      That's great, Meredith! I'm so happy you like them! : )
      • 21.1.1
        Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at 5:32 pm
        meredith says:
        When I finish them, would you mind if I shared them on my blog? (linking back to you of course)
          Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 9:24 am
          Heather says:
          Not at all! : )
  22. 22
    Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at 9:35 am
    Sky says:
    Amazing - and thank you! This is exactly my style :)
    • 22.1
      Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at 10:23 am
      Heather says:
      You're welcome, Sky! : )
  23. 23
    Monday, May 19th, 2014 at 7:40 pm
    Apryl says:
    These are great! Just my style. Thanks so much!
    • 23.1
      Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 10:05 am
      Heather says:
      Yay! You're welcome, Apryl! : )
  24. 24
    Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 8:05 am
    Kelly Parks says:
    Your free printables just saved my day! It's the last day of preschool but it slipped up on me! I had full intentions of making a life size recreation of Hadley out of play dough for each teacher but totally ran out of time... so I used your adorable gift card cards instead... I'm sure they won't mind. ;) Thanks for making the time to design these adorable cards and then offer them for free!! Thanks again & again!
    • 24.1
      Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 9:52 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Kelly! Thank you for that kind message. I'm so glad the cards helped you out! : )
  25. 25
    Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 6:19 pm
    Stephanie M says:
    I pinned this for Teacher Appreciation week, but never even pulled this easy one off! Luckily, it works for end of the year gifts, too!
    • 25.1
      Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 10:54 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Stephanie! I'm glad you still have a use for it! : )
  26. 26
    Friday, June 13th, 2014 at 10:39 am
    Cassie says:
    These are great, and I went to print them this morning, but when I click on the download link, it says they are not found. :-(
    • 26.1
      Friday, June 13th, 2014 at 10:54 am
      Heather says:
      Please try the link again - you'll see it works : )
  27. 27
    Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at 12:26 pm
    Jennifer Renee Pluta says:
    This is great! Thank you.
    • 27.1
      Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at 1:41 pm
      Heather says:
      You're welcome, Jennifer! : )
  28. 28
    Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 5:46 pm
    Danie says:
    I love these! When I click your link it pulls up a PDF and when I print the font changes and the spacing is weird. Help!
    • 28.1
      Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 6:28 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Danie! Please use Acrobat Reader to view and print your file.
  29. 29
    Friday, August 22nd, 2014 at 8:47 am
    Amy Kirchhoff says:
    Using these today! Ran out of time for a Pinterest project. Thank you, Chickabug!!!!
    • 29.1
      Friday, August 22nd, 2014 at 12:04 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Amy! You're very welcome! : )
  30. 30
    Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 1:14 pm
    Allison says:
    I found these on Pinterest and laughed so hard! I love it! Thanks for sharing something even I can pull off!
    • 30.1
      Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 5:42 pm
      Heather says:
      Yay! I'm glad you like them! : )
  31. 31
    Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at 2:25 pm
    Michelle Bolinger says:
    I literally laughed out loud when I saw these! THANK YOU for speaking every panicky, end of school year mom's anthem! These are hilarious and so so true!!
    • 31.1
      Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at 2:45 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Michelle! I'm so happy you like them! : )
  32. 32
    Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at 9:31 pm
    LeeAnn says:
    These are AWESOME! I am preparing for our teacher appreciation week and these really are inspiring. My son is trying to top these and truly make them personal for his middle school teachers. I can't stop laughing they are so funny. Thanks!
  33. 33
    Friday, May 1st, 2015 at 9:31 pm
    Stephanie says:
    Oh my goodness! These actually made me LOL! I printed two for my girls teachers (my co-workers!) I know they will be a hit! Thanks for sharing the creative cards. I was actually on pinterest looking for ideas! :)
  34. 34
    Monday, May 4th, 2015 at 2:20 pm
    Cathy says:
    Hi and thanks for these, they're too cute! The PDF is asking for a password...
    • 34.1
      Monday, May 4th, 2015 at 2:39 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Cathy! The PDF (and all my free printables) are protected against editing. You don't need a password to print, though. Please view & print using Acrobat Reader:
  35. 35
    Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 4:09 pm
    Leah says:
    I love these printables! Thanks for offering them for us non-creative types! I have a question...I printed out the teacher appreciation for the gift cards and the there doesn't seem to be enough space in between the text for the gift card (the gift card covers the text). Is there a way to put more space in between? Thanks!
    • 35.1
      Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 4:33 pm
      Heather says:
      You must not be printing at 100% scale - there's definitely enough room. : ) Open your file in Acrobat Reader ( and choose "Scale to page = none" when you print.
  36. 36
    Monday, June 1st, 2015 at 10:24 am
    Brianna Lopez says:
    Thank you for your awesome printables. They saved the day! So adorable and funny! PERFECT.
  37. 37
    Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 at 4:32 pm
    Jennifer says:
    These are perfect. Thanks for the tip!
    • 37.1
      Thursday, June 11th, 2015 at 2:18 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Jennifer! You are very welcome! : )


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