Thank God for loving grandparents! They are truly among our best blessings, selflessly providing us with care and wisdom. Even our parents appreciate how Grandma and Grandpa are ready to lend a parental helping hand whenever needed. Best of all, our faithful grandmothers and grandfathers exemplify a full life -- not without flaws and mistakes, but ultimately anchored on God's love and grace.
It's only right that Christian families cherish their grandparents. In the US, Grandparents Day is celebrated on the Sunday after Labor Day, so this year, it's on September 8, 2019. Here are some gift and activity ideas to make this day extraordinary for your beloved Nana and Pop-pop.
Your grandparents have never tired of making you some comfort food. For Grandparents Day this year, give back some of this love with a surprise casserole party at their home! You can visit them with warm dishes that you cooked yourself, or you can restock their kitchen with their favorite ingredients and cook with them for extra family bonding.
Some pieces of jewelry aren't purely aesthetic. They can be a meaningful symbol for something that is relevant in one's life. If your grandparents are a couple dedicated to Christ, the matching cross necklace pair above would make an elegant symbol for them to wear together. You can also give one to a grandparent and wear one for yourself, as a sign that you are bonded not just by blood but also by faith.
Here's a sweet idea for families with little children: Stage a special 'variety show' for grandma and grandpa, featuring the kids' talents! It could be a mix of singing, dancing, poetry, and more. To start you off, we found a few kiddie rhymes and songs here that small children can perform for their grandparents.
Gran and Gramps often have terrific humor about their advanced age -- why not share the chuckles with this cheery "retirement" t-shirt? What's really lovable about this shirt is that its message rings true! God has good things planned for us in the long term, and our grandparents understand this better than anyone.
Looking for a craft project to make for gran and gramps? These fun, custom photo bookmarks will help them with their Bible pages and make them smile. Just look at those happy faces of their grandkids, greeting them between the pages of the book! You can find the do-it-yourself instructions here.
Nana and Grampa will love this adorable shirt, especially when they receive it from their beloved grandchild! It's also a good idea to opt for a long-sleeved top or sweater to help your grandparent stay warm and cozy any day.
Use the power of art to beautifully depict your grandparent's faith while also adding appeal to their home. The five-piece cross art above is an eye-catching example. Not only is it in a unique format, it also features a glowing landscape with the sun shining on three crosses. It's a memorable sight and a powerful reminder of Christ's love.
A pillow is a simple but highly appreciated gift for a grandparent. It can be a soft companion for their favorite chair, or an additional piece for a comfier bed. We recommend gifting a pillow with a wonderful print, like the Bible verse pillow above. It's printed with a favorite Psalm that is most reassuring for any elder: "Be still and know that I am God."
How about a nice, warm blanket to keep Gran even cozier? We highly recommend the premium fleece blanket above. It's made of a warm, soft fabric that's perfect for snuggling in, and it's printed with an inspiring Bible verse about Christ's power. The material and the message make for a powerfully comforting combination.
We simply cannot complete this list without a commemoration of grandparents who have passed. With their love for us and their faith in the Lord, they have put "a little bit of heaven in our home." This printed commemorative pillow is a wonderful way to remind us of that.
Which of these ideas would your grandparent love best? We suggest preparing your Grandparents Day present as early as now!
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