Not every year, but every other year, our big ol' cherry tree decides not only to bloom, but to produce cherries. And, being a rather large tree, it produces LOTS of cherries. They're a beautiful burgundy color and so, so sweet...as long as you can stop yourself from picking them before it's time. The birds eat a lot of them, of course, but there are plenty left for us humans.
This year, the kids decided that cherries would make lovely gifts for their teachers. I'm one of those annoying moms who is happy to contribute to the "class gift", but also feels like we have to give the teachers a little something just from us. Cherries were the perfect solution and everyone loved them. I used plain old brown lunch bags and decorated them to look just a little cuter. Smunch decorated his own. They weren't as cute, but they were that much more genuine. I'll have to remember this...two years from now!