Saturday, September 10, 2011

Grandparents Day - thumbs up e-card

Thumbs up for Grandparents!  My kids are blessed with grandparents and great-grandparents.  We're sending these "Thumbs Up for Grandparents" cards this year to celebrate Grandparents Day! 


Because we decided to do this the day before the holiday, and our grandparents live out of town, we're sending e-cards.  We'll just paste the picture in an email, my school boys will type a message, and send!  Yea for technology!


If you get to deliver your cards, simply take a fun picture and matte it to cardstock.  Your kids can write their message on the back, or draw a picture.


A great website to read about the history of Grandparents Day:http://www.grandparents-day.com

What I learned at that site:
National Grandparents Day originated with Marian McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia.  Her primary motivation was to champion the cause of lonely elderly in nursing homes.  She also hoped to persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage their grandparents could provide.  President Jimmy Carter, in 1978, proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day.





Thumbs Up for Grandparents!




Double thumbs up for grandparents!






Happy Grandparents Day!


Melanie

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