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25 Sweet and Silly Greeting Cards for Teachers This Holiday Season


Want to make a teacher’s day? Write a heartfelt message in a clever card you’ve picked out just for them! These greeting cards for teachers work for all sorts of occasions, from the holidays to birthdays and beyond. There’s never a bad time to show a teacher you truly appreciate all their hard work.

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Holiday Teacher Greeting Cards

Thank your favorite teacher with a thoughtful card when the holidays arrive. Add a gift card or some sweet treats to make it extra special!

All is Calm

Ah, the silent nights of winter break! This card is printable and works perfectly if you want to add a gift card.

Buy it: Papermaid Studio on Etsy

Popup Poinsettia Bouquet

Pop-up paper bouquet of poinsettia flowers (Greeting Cards for Teachers)

This card makes a sweet desk decoration. After the holidays are over, it folds flat for storage until next year!

Buy it: Poinsettia Bouquet Card on Lovepop

Santa’s Favorite Teacher

Santa's Favorite Teacher greeting card with fill-in-the-blank questions

Print this card, then let your child fill in the blanks for a special, personalized holiday gift. Such a lovely gesture!

Buy it: Flying Pinwheel on Etsy

A Teacher’s Light

A Teacher's Light greeting card with poem and red Christmas light bulb

Pair this printable card with a Christmas light bulb ornament that your favorite teacher can hang on their tree each year.

Get it: Suzie Q’s Crafts on Etsy

Popup Christmas Tree

Popup paper Christmas tree card (Greeting Cards for Teachers)

Here’s another cute desk decoration for teachers that celebrate Christmas! They can take it home to enjoy during winter break, too.

Buy it: Popup Christmas Tree Card on Amazon

Teacher Tree

Card showing Christmas tree decorated with school supplies

Deck the halls with crayons and pencils! This holiday tree is full of teacher style, and the message is truly sweet.

Buy it: Fairly Frank Co on Etsy

If You Give a Teacher a Cookie

If You Give a Teacher a Cookie gift tag

Most teachers already know what happens if you give a mouse a cookie, but what about teachers? Pair this editable card with homemade cookies or a Starbucks gift card.

Buy it: Pixel Perfection Party on Etsy

Ho Ho Holmium

Card with the periodic table symbol for Holmium repeated three times to spell Ho Ho Ho (Cards for Teachers)

This one is for the science teachers! The symbol for the element holmium spells out Ho Ho Ho.

Buy it: Novelle Prints on Etsy

Snow Tree Popup Card

Popup paper tree made of snowflakes

Here’s a holiday card teachers can keep out all winter long. This pretty popup snow-covered tree folds flat when spring finally arrives.

Buy it: Popup Snow Tree on Amazon

Holiday Cards for Teachers Variety Pack

Holiday cards for teachers variety pack

Grab this set of cards, and you’ll have one for every teacher on your list when the holidays roll around!

Buy it: Tiny Expressions Holiday Cards for Teachers on Amazon

Teacher Appreciation Greeting Cards

Need a card for teacher appreciation, birthday, the end of the school year, or just because? Try one of these cute options!

Scrabble Thank You

Greeting card picturing a Scrabble board saying Thank You To A Great Teacher (Cards for Teachers)

Word-loving teachers will appreciate this clever card. The inside spells out, “You’re The Best,” with plenty of room for your own words of thanks.

Buy it: Scrabble Thank You Card on Amazon

Bobblehead Teacher Card

Pop up teacher card with photo of teacher as a bobblehead

This has to be one of the cutest cards for teachers we’ve ever seen. This Etsy artist will make a popup card featuring your very own favorite educator!

Buy it: Bobblehead Card on Etsy

Lovepop Bouquet

3-D paper flower bouquet (Cards for Teachers)

Lovepop makes incredibly cool 3-D cards. They’re all beautifully detailed, but we especially love the flower bouquet options. Such a nice way to have flowers on your desk without needing to worry about caring for them.

Buy it: Wildflower Bouquet Card on Lovepop


Dancing unicorn with text Teachercorn: Like a Normal Teacher But More Awesome

Cross a teacher with a unicorn, and what do you get? The best educator ever!

Buy it: Teachercorn Card on Etsy

Color It Yourself

Black and white greeting card reading Not all heroes wear capes (Cards for Teachers)

This sweet card is such a cute way to say thanks. Kids can put their personal stamp on it by coloring it before they sign.

Buy it: Hallmark Coloring Card on Amazon

No. 2 Year, No. 1 Teacher

Greeting card reading It's been a No. 2 kind of year but you're a No. 1 teacher with pencil motif

Congratulate a teacher on surviving a tough year with this smart card. Number 2 pencils may be best, but teachers rank number one in our book!

Buy it: No. 1 Teacher Card on Etsy

Teachers Plant Seeds

Greeting card showing growing plants; text reads Teachers Plant Seeds That Grow Forever (Cards for Teachers)

For an inexpensive teacher thank you gift, tuck a packet or two of flower seeds in with this charming card.

Buy it: Teachers Plant Seeds Cards on Etsy

Winnie the Pooh Believes in You

Greeting card with drawing of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet; text reads It makes such a difference to have someone who believes in you.

Pooh always has such words of wisdom to offer. Have this card (with dainty wooden accents) personalized for your recipient.

Buy it: Winnie the Pooh Card on Etsy

Day at the Beach

Pop up card of a beach scene with chairs and umbrellas

Every teacher is in constant need of a vacation. Give them a day at the beach with this Lovepop card, even if it’s only in paper form.

Buy it: Beach Day Pop Up Card on Lovepop

Teacher Report Card

Teacher thank you card made to look like a report card hanging from a bottle of wine

It’s your turn to give a report card to the teacher! This one is designed to hang from the neck of a bottle of wine, too.

Buy it: Teacher Report Card on Etsy

Patience and Caring

Teacher appreciation card with a crayon motif and short poem (Cards for Teachers)

Sometimes all you need is a simple message to say thanks. Have this card personalized to make it extra special.

Buy it: Patience and Caring Card on Etsy

Hallmark Assortment Pack

Assortment of appreciation cards for teachers

If you need a whole bunch of terrific cards for teachers, try this assortment from Hallmark. You get 8 cards for less than two bucks each.

Buy it: Hallmark Assortment Pack on Amazon

Gift Card Holders

Gift card holders themed for various stores like Amazon and Target (Cards for Teachers)

Giving your favorite teacher a gift card? These holders are customized for some of their favorite places, including Amazon, Starbucks, and Target.

Buy it: Gift Card Holders on Etsy

Gift Cards Are Better

Printable gift card sleeve for teacher appreciation

Looking for some free printables so you can spend your cash on a present or gift card instead? We’ve got you covered! Find 12 free printable appreciation cards for teachers in a variety of styles here.

ISBN Thinking

Printable card that looks like an old-fashioned library card, reading ISBN thinking about how much you do for our school.

Here’s a joke for the librarians and other book-lovers! Get this free printable card here, along with others to thank your school’s unsung heroes like cafeteria staff and custodians.

What’s the best card you’ve ever received as a teacher? Come share on the WeAreTeachers HELPLINE on Facebook.

Plus, teachers share the best thank you notes they’ve ever received .


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