There are so many wonderful people in our community who go out of their way and even risk their lives for us every single day. Often these people go about their jobs, many of which we wouldn’t want to do mind you, without ever really being thanked for the extraordinary effort they put in.

Here are some fun ways to show them they’re appreciated or to offer support to someone who may need a little encouragement.

Law Enforcement or Fire Fighters




Thank you to the Secret Santa in San Juan Capistrano that left a “survival kit for law enforcement officers” on the hood of an OCSD deputy’s car this weekend. You brought a much-needed smile to our faces! We are honored to serve the OC community and appreciate your support. – Orange County Sherrif’s Department, CA


The Whole Truth Project has a lovely idea to give the officers at Carrolton, Texas PD a pack of Lifesavers with a little note to express their appreciation.


A kind note left on one of the patrol cars at Calgary Police station really made the officer’s day.


As reported by The Chive, Liz provided a great example of a lovely way to give back to those who risk their lives to help so many.


Neile Briden kicked off National Police Week with lollipops for “the days that suck!”

Police and Fire Despatchers


Amy Buss made these for her police and fire dispatcher coworkers for National Telecommunicator’s week.




Here’s are a few gorgeous ideas for all those special teachers from Miss Candiquik who even provides the printables.

The Troops


Led by their amazing school counsellor, Barbara Gruener who “sprinkles kindness like confetti”, the students at Westwood-Bales wrote letters to go into care packs they assembled for the troops.


This adorable idea by Nicole at Visual Heart is a gift I’m sure would be treasured. All the instructions are there for you to make your own.

Nurses and Doctors


Samantha Peffer was so grateful to the labor and delivery nurses who helped make her stay in hospital so much more pleasant.


A thank-you platter for the labor and delivery nurses at the children’s hospital made by Coastal Cookie Shoppe.

Anyone Who Deserves Recognition or Needs Support


These “open when” letters from Holly at I Solemnly Sear I’m Up To No Good are the most adorable idea. She gives full instructions on how to make them. These are a beautiful gift for your kids, husband, parents, friends, teachers or even someone deployed.



Decorate a glass jar and write notes of appreciation, encouragement and even some inspirational quotes. These can be used as gifts for teachers or service providers.


These were originally made by Ellie Roberts from Craft Sew Create to recognize teachers, but they could be just as good for any of our wonderful people who offer important services.

2 Responses to 15 Fun Ways to Thank Someone or Offer Support
  1. Great job! The ideas are awesome. I appreciate our service workers. You fully can’t understand until you are one or have family who become one . Many thanks for the gift ideas. God bless!


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