For those who give so much to our children’s futures, gestures of appreciation should be more than token. Inside a book-shaped case, a message of hope and a symbol of gratitude are ingrained into a writing instrument designed to perform lasting work. A gift that keeps on giving…for the best teacher in the world.
Though the apple’s use as a token of appreciation can be traced back to 18thcentury Scandinavia, it was Bing Crosby and Connie Boswell who sparked its widespread adoption with their 1939 hit, ‘An Apple for the Teacher’. Over the decades, apples have become increasingly symbolic – with apple-themed fare taking the place of the humble, crispy fruit.