Help your child to make personalized gifts for their grandparents this Christmas.
Families are often scattered far and wide these days and Christmas is the only time many grandparents are able to have contact with their grandchildren. There are also those scattered families who are not able to make the journey to be together at Christmas time.
If yours is one of those families, you should consider getting your children to make personalized gifts, so that grandparents can enjoy thinking about their wonderful grandchildren on a daily basis. Here are three suggestions for such personalized gifts that are easy for children of all ages to make. After reading these I’m sure you’ll be able to think of many more.
Picture frames containing a recent photo: There are many ways to make inexpensive picture or photo frames. Children will probably have their favourite way of making them already. However, if you’re short of ideas there are many craft books for children available, as well as hundreds of online sites with suggestions. Let children choose how they will make the frame, using materials readily available or inexpensive materials purchased from a craft shop. Once the frame is made and decorated, children can place a recent photo of their choice inside it, then place a backing onto the frame and write a personal message to their grandparents on the back. This is a wonderful gift and grandparents will usually treasure this handmade version more than one purchased at a shop.
Book marks: Bookmarks are also easy to make and decorate and can be personalized by children, either with their art work, a photo of themselves or a personal handwritten message. Purchase a sheet of colourful card and use this to create a bookmark. If you have access to a laminator, laminating the bookmark ensures it lasts even longer. Other crafty type bookmarks can be made with inexpensive materials such as beads, thread, and off cuts of material. These can be made by older children with the skills to weave, knit and sew.
Calendars: a simple calendar can be made for the coming year. A one page calendar template can easily be found online. This can then be added to an A4 sized piece of card and decorated with personal photos and / or art work of the child making it. As with the bookmarks, getting the calendar laminated will ensure it lasts longer. This is a wonderful gift idea for grandparents, who can then have the presence of their grandchildren on a daily basis.
Gifts Grandparents will appreciate: Grandparents often miss their grandchildren and these three simple ideas will bring a lot of joy into their lives. Knowing the gift was made with love by the child will add even further to its value in the eyes of appreciating grandparents. All it takes is a bit of prior organization and a little time set aside to make your family grandparents happy this Christmas.
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