In Tennessee we passed a particular church everyday on the way to and from Sammi’s preschool. The one thing I distinctly remember from that church’s marquee is their Happy Grandparent’s Day sign each fall. And every fall I remember thinking we needed to get something put together for our grandparents so far away. And by the time we got home and unloaded out of the car, followed quickly by bathroom trips and pleas for snacks, making a card from Grandparent’s Day had completely fallen off my mental agenda.
So yesterday I saw something announcing that Grandparent’s Day was today. At first I was deflated, sad that I missed this chance again. But then I remembered that our parent’s don’t really keep track of this holiday so it probably won’t matter that we missed it again. After I felt better about myself, I had an aha moment in which I envisioned a cute poster spelling out LOVE using the kids prints. I pulled out the largest paper I had and got ready to bring the kids in when I had another aha moment. Our littles aren’t so little anymore! There was no way that even on this large paper I was going to squeeze in all their feet in the shape of letters.
In the end, I did each kid’s letter on its own paper then scanned them on to the computer where I could resize and squeeze away. I did the handprint heart for the “O” from Ben’s hands. It took four tries to get something resembling a heart. But to really help it look like a heart I wanted to add a border. After thinking through a few options, I decided to outline all the letters by writing the name of that child repeatedly around their print.
I have to admit, I am quite pleased with the final print I put together. The best part, now that it is digital, I was able to email it to all the grandparents! Ah, now we will rest. Happy Sunday and Happy Grandparent’s Day!