Friday, September 4, 2015
SLANT Box Reveal
Last year, I discovered SLANT box exchanges when I was reading through Jameson's blog, Lessons With Coffee. SLANT stands for Sending Love Across the Nation to Teachers. It's a great way to make a teacher's day! Jameson works hard to pair people up. She sends you your partner's email, and you get a chance to get to know that teacher. For each pairing, there is a theme that participants must follow so your goal is to get to know your partner and then create a gift along that theme that will really brighten your partner's day. Jameson recently changed this to a bimonthly instead of monthly exchange, which was great because it gave me more time to interact with and get to know my partner, the lovely Nichole from The Craft of Teaching. I knew Nichole a little from a collaborative blog that we have both contributed to, but this gave me the chance to get to know who she was outside of the blogging and teaching that she does. Having extra time allowed me to really think about what I wanted to put together for her so that it felt personalized while still following the theme. I won't say more about the gift I gave her, because I know that she will be doing her reveal post soon too.
So let's talk about the AMAZING SLANT Box that I received from Nichole this week! Our theme was "summer jam" and so Nichole and I both agreed that we'd look at this as a way to extend the feeling of summer since teachers always feel like summer is over the second school begins. Nichole asked me lots of terrific questions, so I knew she was putting together a SLANT box that would be perfect for me, but it's actually even better than I expected. Take a look:
Nichole really captured me in this box, as it's filled with my favorite summer treats (Target mixed nuts, caramel popcorn, kettle corn, and even a gift card to Cold Stone). She put together an adorable photo album so that I can keep all of my summer memories inside. She paid attention to the fact that I LOVE to take a bubble bath to relax and that painting my nails is a Sunday ritual! To top that off, she grabbed a book that I already know I will love and the blue bucket that she put everything in perfectly matches my classroom theme! Nichole put together one truly AMAZING SLANT box. It brought me tons of smiles and I'm already indulging in the snacks! I cannot thank her enough for putting together such a wonderful box. I've truly been lucky because I've done the SLANT box exchange four times now, and each time has been a wonderful experience.
Huge thanks also to Jameson, for I know that she puts in tons of hard work and dedication to make SLANT box match-ups happen. If you are interested in learning more, or trying out an exchange, click the image below to find out more. It's a great way to get to know teachers across the nation, brighten their day, and have your day brightened too!