I want to encourage you to give your grandchildren some gifts they can keep forever. As we decorated for Christmas this year, I realized that most of our Christmas decorations were gifts from my Grandma.
Each year, she gave me and my husband a beautiful snow globe or a Christmas music box. Most years she gave my children beautiful ornaments. One year she gave them each a little Christmas porcelain box. One year Grandma gave me a cake plate and server with green holly and red berries all over it, rimmed in gold. It is beautiful. I use it as much during the holiday season as I can. Each time, I am grateful to Grandma for thinking ahead and giving me something that will always bring her to mind.
My grandma died this past May. She is joyfully in Heaven with her Savior now. And we are blessedly surrounded by her thoughtful gifts and sweet memories of her during this Christmas season.
Of course when I was a little girl, my grandma and grandad gave me toys. — Remember the Wonder Woman doll from the 70’s? 🙂 — But once I was married, my grandma started choosing lasting gifts that would help me decorate my own home for Christmas, gifts I could always keep to remind me of my grandparents. And once our children were born, she always wanted to choose something they would have to remember her by. I’m so thankful she did. Especially this year.
So if you are grandparent, perhaps you will consider giving your grandchildren keepsake gifts from time to time. I can guarantee they will become priceless treasures.