As you can see,the "gift certificate" was just printed on a blank puzzle.
(The elves found these puzzles leftover from my teaching days, but you can often find them really inexpensively in teacher's stores, craft stores, or HERE on Amazon )
Then the pieces were separated and put in a plastic bag.
(Oops, somehow I missed grabbing a picture of this ~ but the bag just had a sticker on it that said "#1 SOLVE THIS" and then there was a little token gift that was wrapped with a sticker that read "#2 OPEN THIS")
The kids truly LOVED putting the puzzle together and trying to figure out the message as the words were gradually revealed.
Of course, they also loved the big candy bar that they unwrapped after solving the puzzle.
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