Grandparent’s day is just around the corner. And if you’ve never been an Elementary school teacher you might not have known there was even such a day as Grandparent’s Day. 🙂
I, on the other hand, taught Elementary and Pre-K classes for 8 years so I’m pretty familiar with this fun little holiday. And I knew when I had children of my own I’d want to celebrate their grandparents as I helped so many other children celebrate theirs.
With Caroline only being 19 months old, she can’t do too much independently. So I just send a little card from her with a handprint or footprint and a picture to go along with it. The whole gift doesn’t cost much but is so fun and sweet. I’ll share with you a little break down of how I help Caroline celebrate her grandparents!
First I go to the Dollar Tree at the beginning of every month to buy cards for the upcoming holidays and events. Don’t be fooled by the price, the Dollar Tree has some really great cards! So this month in our pack of cards, I picked up Grandparent’s Day cards. I buy them for her grandparents and great-grandparents.
I take a cute picture of Caroline and have it printed at Costco or Walgreens. Simple and easy. Each card gets a sweet little picture of Caroline and I make sure to write the date and how old she is in the picture on the back of the photo.
And last but not least I add a cute little craft that I’ve made with Caroline. This year I made a handprint pumpkin using her hand. Once the paint dries I add the writing and other features. Then I laminate it in my laminator and add a magnet on the back for a cute little magnet for the fridge.
Last year I made a little bumble bee with her footprint.
Once we’ve finished, I package all the cards, pictures, and crafts together and send them on their way!
If you’re looking for fun ways to celebrate holidays in even the smallest way like this check out my Holidays tab under Fun and see what I have going on there!
Hope you are able to celebrate the grandparents in your child’s life and your own this September 8th! 🙂