Once you purchase the gift card, a fresh way to present it, is in a box just a tad bigger than the card on which it sits. Set the gift card on a larger sheet of card stock and hold the gift card in place with strategically placed die cuts. Embellish the background sheet with patterned paper and a written message.
To create the box, simply cut two sheets of white card stock an inch larger than the background sheet and score them with a half-inch border all around. Assemble the box by folding on the score lines and gluing the corners. Place the gift card inside the box and hold the box closed with a belly band embellished with school themed die cuts.
It’s not really the gift that is important, it’s the gesture of good faith and show of support that it represents. Whether the gift card is for a couple cups of coffee or a trip to the movies, the appreciation it represents is likely to get the school year off to a good start. Instead of waiting till June to show your appreciation, consider this pre-appreciation gift as the first item to check off your back-to-school check list.