There’s no question that teachers help build the foundation of every persons’ success. There is no ‘one size fits all’ for an educator and expertise always vary – but, one thing that remains the same is their passion for sharing knowledge, supporting growth and being VERY patient through it all!

The amount of time our teachers put in after-hours developing lesson plans, coaching extracurricular activities, hosting parent-teacher meetings and more is often taken for granted.

Even their ‘summers off’ are spent planning for the needs of their upcoming students, preparing their classrooms and paying out-of-pocket for supplies and learning tools to ensure their students get the most out of every day. That’s why on Tuesday, May 7th, Embroider Buddy® is celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Day with Okie Owl Buddy!

Okie Owl

Teacher's DayIn many cultures, owls are an emblem of wisdom and are often associated with teachers. Their intelligence and intuition make them a perfect symbol for our brilliant educators who dedicate themselves to their students’ success.

This National Teacher Appreciation Day, why not gift your teacher with a beautiful keepsake? Okie Owl’s big expressive eyes and rich brown coat make him a welcome addition to any classroom (or teacher’s bed!).

Okie Owl is available in both a 16” Buddy and a 20” Blankey Buddy.


Can’t find the words to express just how grateful you are? Here are some awesome embroidery ideas.

  • Only the brave teach.
  • To the world, you’re a teacher, but to your students, you are a HERO!
  • Teachers change the world one child at a time.
  • A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart.
  • The influence of a good teacher can never be erased.
  • Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning.

A Picture’s Worth A Thousand Words

Want to add a little extra ‘oomph’ to Okie Owl’s design? Add some symbolic images!

  • An apple
  • Books
  • Pencil
  • School Bus
  • Ruler
  • Graduation Cap
  • Backpack

It’s time to say “thank you” to all the dedicated educators in your life! How are you going to celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Day? Let us know in the comment section below!