How can you let your grandchild know that they are always top of mind and heart?
Start writing and collecting ‘Thinking of You Notes’.
Many of you are not able to see your grandchildren as often as you would like.
Even if you do see them fairly frequently, it is still a really thoughtful activity to be taking part in as a way of helping them ‘see’ how much you think about them.
Whenever you are thinking about your grandchild, write a little note with the date on it. Write it on a napkin, a paper towel, a sticky note, a piece of tissue, a leaf, a bookmark, a cue card, or blank postcards!
You get the idea, write it on whatever is handy and on different things to make it that much more interesting to receive (perhaps start carrying around a black sharpie?!).
What to write?
It doesn’t have to be long. It can be as simple as:
“I walked by the park today and thought of you’
‘I was having coffee with a friend and thought, it would be so lovely if you were here with us so she could hear all about your studies/sports/new job’.
‘I’m missing you tons today’.
Collect them and either mail them after a few months have passed or keep them until the next visit.
Give them a package filled with all the ‘Thinking of You Notes’ in it.
You could use a shoe box wrapped several times in newspaper, or a gift bag or buy a mini mailbox (I’m obsessed with vintage mailboxes, but I will leave that for another day!).
This will truly surprise and delight your grandchildren, no matter their age. They might not be old enough to fully appreciate it right now. But one day it will mean the absolute world.
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I’ve heard from so many of you who are planning to send these ‘Grand Hearts’. I love thinking about all the love your grandchildren will feel on Valentine’s Day morning.
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