Monday, 30 May 2011

Teacher's Day Revisited ...

Teacher's Day was celebrated with much pomp and grandeur throughout the nation on May 16.

Most of the kids would think of cards, little gifts and flowers coming every Teacher's Day. They wanted to present their favourite teachers with the chosen gift. They would try to outdo each other in presenting their teachers with teacher's day presents. Kids, like most adults do have their ego, too. They aimed to be the 'Number One' gift presenter of the year. Hence, more often than not, their parents, specifically their moms have to either chauffeur them around, hunting for gifts or rolling up their sleeves and got into action, making cards or handicrafts for the kids beloved teachers.
My girl painstakingly did this pens-formation 
I, for one, prefer hand-made cards to the commercial ones. Hand-made cards exudes more aesthetic values compared to their commercialized partners. The card maker was actually imprinting the little cards with her 'heart' as she was making them. She would fondly think of each teacher's, their characteristics, their likings and all those little 'things' concerning the recipient. With all the informations in hands, the cards would then be designed individually.

Those little cards would be better off if they were made together with the kids. Involving them in the process enhances  the values of the cards. Along the process, kids could be reminded of teachers' sacrifices and the need to respect and honour the individuals called teachers.

In short, it's an annual 'ritual' in my family to prepare cards and gifts on Teacher's Day eve. Many a time, we, my kids and I retired to bed shortly after midnight!

We have found joy in giving...
"If you have much, give of your wealth;
If you have little, give of your heart."
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4 comments:

Kaz said...

Hi Chinda, Happy Teacher's Day dear fren. I love reading your blog, you are such a great and talented writer.

Sophyta said...

TQ Kaz. Glad to hear that. Your comments keep my blog alive!

The Cutest Blog on the Block said...

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Sophyta said...

Thanks TCBTB! Will check out your new blog animation site soon!

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