Does your child have a special caretaker? Show your appreciation with these 5 simple ways, including nominating them for Create the Good.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Create the Good. All opinions are 100% mine.
Every week, my mom comes over with lunch for me and the kids. She’ll also bring bags of groceries—bananas, a loaf of bread, things that can add up.
Later that afternoon, she’ll hang out with my twins while I bring my eldest to his science class. And at dinnertime, she treats us to a meal at a restaurant.
These simple acts of kindness can often feel overlooked. We take for granted the little things people in our lives do for us, sometimes on a regular basis.
Like the times my twins’ nanny would fold their laundry way neater than I ever could, without even asking her to fold it at all. My kids’ teachers who go out of their ways to make learning a positive experience. Our families who make gatherings at home extra fun.
5 ways to show appreciation for your child’s caretakers
Gratitude goes a long way. We remember how fortunate we truly are, even when life seems to be filled with bad days. That we’re not alone and have others to count on. And that so many people love and care for our kids in ways we may not always recognize.
Let’s show others how much we appreciate the way they’ve cared for our kids. Here are five special ways to do just that:
#1: Write them a note
Our children’s caretakers do what they do out of love, not recognition. So writing that note, that extra thank you for all they’ve done, goes a long way. It’s that extra motivation they may need to get through a tough day or the reminder why they do what they do.
#2: Give a gift
Like notes, a simple gift can be all you need to show how much you appreciate your child’s caretakers. It could be the plateful of cookies for the teachers lounge. A gift certificate to her favorite store. Even a paid day off on her birthday. Gifts show others we appreciate all they do.
#3: Have your child make something
Our children’s caretakers delight in the gifts and creations our kids make. Ask your child to create a craft for his teacher. Or follow his lead to brainstorm ways he can do something special for her. My son likes to make cards and gifts—all from simple materials—for teachers, caretakers and family.
#4: Tell them
Any time you notice something amazing your child’s caretaker does, let them know! It’s amazing how a simple, “Thank you so much for doing that!” can brighten their day. Plus, gratitude becomes a recurring event, rather than special occasions only.
#5: Nominate your caretaker in the 25 Days 25 Ways to Care Contest
Want to show your appreciation in an extra special way? The 25 Days 25 Ways to Care Contest will do just that!
Create the Good is an organization that connects volunteers with simple and time-flexible opportunities. Volunteers can use their life experiences, skills and passions to help their community.
One of their initiatives is the 25 Days 25 Ways to Care Contest. You can nominate a caretaker you feel more than deserves this recognition.
Submitting is as easy as a video explaining why you’ve nominated this person. You can also add more “votes” to your submission when you share on Facebook and Twitter.
Then, for 25 days, one gift card per day will be awarded to a nominee through a random drawing. Gift cards are valued from $25 all the way to $500!
And your caretaker can also win the grand prize, a $2,500 donation to go toward his or her charity of choice. The grand prize winner will be selected based on their impact on others and the creativity of the video.
How to Enter Create the Good 25 Days 25 Ways to Care Contest
And watch this quick video to get tips on best ways to submit your nomination for the sweepstakes:
SSBE readers, I know many of you rely on these amazing caretakers. Show them you appreciate all they do and submit a 60-second video about the exceptional care they provide.
Tell me in the comments: Who is a special caregiver in your child’s life?
Click here for Contest Rules
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