Have you ever appreciated teachers more than you do this year? And yet on this National Teacher Appreciation Day (or Teacher Appreciation Week, as some have made it), there is so much missing. For one thing, we’re not able to show our appreciation in person. Our school’s PTA normally puts together a huge lunch for the faculty and staff, with parents cooking (or buying) tons of delicious food to show them our thanks. For another, teachers are not getting to do what they love: being with our kids and watching those lightbulbs go off in their heads in the moment when all that instruction pays off. That is why they accept those ridiculously low teachers’ salaries. Instead, they’re struggling to learn an entirely new skill — online teaching — and many have to do so while teaching their own kids at home.
So, if you haven’t already, you need to be sending teachers some virtual form of your appreciation ASAP. Which, we totally get it if this has slipped by you. Even if you’re super grateful for your children’s teachers in this moment, you’ve probably been a tiny bit overwhelmed by, you know, some other things going on in your life. But you’re in luck. Ecards, normally reserved for procrastinators or casual acquaintances who never bothered to get their recipients’ addresses, are perfect for this moment.
Now, some of us associate virtual cards with annoying singing and bad Photoshop. There are still lots of those cards out there. But here we’ve managed to find options that are slightly less cheesy, but every bit as celebratory as you want them to be. They’ll probably cheer you up while you browse through them, too. Do that quickly, though. Your homework is due soon!
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