The I Love School Visa Gift Card helps make the apple’s claim to being a universal symbol for schools in the United States. It goes back to the nation’s agrarian beginnings and the days of settling the frontier in the 1800s. Smaller towns were able to attract teachers to the countryside with pay packages that often included more food and lodging than cash. Everybody contributed, and as apple trees were both common and bearing fruit at summer’s end, teachers received a profusion of apples in partial payment when classes started up in autumn. Celebrate teachers and students with I Love School Visa Gift Cards.