Goodbye Cards & Chocolate Banana Bread

Within the last few weeks, I've made two cards for people I was saying good-bye to. One, was specifically a thank you card to my former high school teacher, who hired me for the month of July doing summer school administration.

I bought this simple, sweet card from a local dollar store.

IMAG1378[1]
IMAG1378[1]

And drew this little guy inside beside a written message.

tu
tu

Paired off with a French red wine can really show someone how thankful you are for all their help!

~~

And last week, one of my coworkers, Christine was leaving to take on another job.

IMAG0106[1]

When I briefly left my job last September, Christine was so thoughtful and presented me with a few small gifts and a very yummy chocolate cake!

IMAG0104[1]

Now, I'm back working there part-time - and Christine is leaving! This was my chance to repay the favour.

For a small gift, I picked up a few of her favourite creams and sprays from Bath and Body Works (we're both fans!) and found a beautiful card with purple lilacs on the front (that I forgot to take a picture of..). I didn't have room for a drawing with the long good-bye message I wrote, but I did manage to include the picture of me and her at the top.

IMAG1547
IMAG1547

With the little space I had left, I included some stickers and a few dabs of silver glitter-glue from the dollar store.

IMAG1545
IMAG1545

I still had one more box of chocolate banana bread mix from last month so I set to work.

IMAG1541
IMAG1541
IMAG1542
IMAG1542

Because I'm smart, I didn't read the instructions properly. Rather than adding the chocolate mix later to create the swirl in the bread, I added it right away.

IMAG1543
IMAG1543

I'm clearly still learning a few "skills" in the kitchen! But it still managed to turn out great and very tasty. With the added chocolate chips and French vanilla frosting on top, it was a winner at the office last week.

IMAG1549
IMAG1549

A small baked good, a simple bottle of wine, or a personally hand-written card can really show someone how appreciative you are of them! A little definitely goes a long way and I know it's something both these people, who have helped me out so much, will truly treasure.