Our school is of the 'takes a village to raise a child' philosophy and it being such a small school (under 50 kids) they all have a part in the education and welfare of my girls.
So when I make a christmas gift I can't just make it for the teacher herself, it has to be for all 9 of them. From itinerant hearing support, to the office lady to the teachers and principal. They're all lovely people.
So this year.
2 kilos of frozen raspberries / 2 kilos sugar / squeeze of lemon
And the cost of it all up was $30 for 12.5 jars of jam, including the jars which I bought new from a $2 shop, for $1 each. Even cheaper if I would have had a nice collection of jars, but they were such a motley bunch that I couldnt go there for gifts !