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Mailbox Treats


I like to give special treats on special days or to recognize above-and-beyond efforts or for no reason at all! Thats why I created this image (above, click here for a printable version) that you are free copy and use. Each image includes a little space where you could write a personal message.

These four special notes can be used in any way you see fit. For example...

I wrap the Im no Dum Dum. I hired you! message around a Dum Dum lollipop.

You might wrap the Thanks for being a Life Saver note around a roll of Life Savers candy.

The Thanks for always sticking in there message could be attached to a pack of Trident chewing gum.

The Thanks youre worth more than I can say note could be attached to a Payday or 100 Grand candy bar.

Of course, you can create your own special and meaningful messages as you see fit. Perhaps some Friday, at the end of a particularly stressful week -- testing week maybe you might want to put a pack of Carefree sugarless gum in everyones mailbox with a message that wishes your staff a Carefree weekend. The possibilities are unlimited!

Printable Resource
Candy Messages PDF printable version (Adobe Acrobat required)

Mark Lukert, principal (retired), Lakeside Elementary School, Coppell, Texas
If you would like to learn more about Mark or the workshops he conducts through his consulting company, Precision Team Building, contact him through his Web site,

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