Make Grand Plans With Your Grandkids This Holiday Season

The holidays mean plenty of time to spend with your family and make memories together. And if you’re a grandparent, you already know that spending time with your grandchildren is one of the most special and memorable ways to celebrate any occasion. The bonds between grandkids and their grandparents is a special one, and your grandkids will remember the time you spend together for a lifetime. So make the most of this holiday season by sharing these special moments with your grandkids.

Tell stories of your childhood during the holidays

Everyone loves a good story––especially when it teaches you a bit about your family tree and what it represents. So sit down with your grandkids this holiday season and tell them a little bit about what the holidays were like when you were growing up. Tell them about how your mom made the butteriest biscuits in the neighborhood on Christmas Day or about your dad always danced to Christmas carols in the kitchen. Your grandkids will cherish these stories for years and years to come.

Teach family traditions

Pass down your family traditions and share your holiday season rituals with your grandkids. Do whatever it is that brings everyone together and spreads a little holiday cheer. Decorate the tree together, bake Christmas cookies with the family cookie recipe, or go caroling through the neighborhood with some gloves and a mug of hot cocoa. Whatever you do, keep the family tradition and the holiday spirit alive and share the importance of what these traditions mean to you and the family tree.

Write Christmas cards to everyone in the family

If you gather the whole family together to celebrate the holidays, writing Christmas cards to everyone is one of the best ways to spread the holiday love and spend quality time with your grandkids. There is something special about giving and receiving a handwritten card, so spread the warm spirit of giving by writing Christmas cards with your grandkids to all of the family members this year. Who knows? You might just start a new holiday tradition.

The holidays bring along some of the most precious moments with your family, so make memories that will last a lifetime this year with these ways to spend quality time with your grandkids.

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Lessons Only a Grandma Can Teach

There is something amazing about the bond between parents and their children. But the relationship between grandchildren and grandparents is equally as special in its own right. Just as there are certain things only a grandpa can teach, there are also things that only a grandma knows as well. Perhaps it’s because grandmas have the unique capability of combining wisdom and experience with a mother’s love. Read on to discover the lessons only a grandma can teach.

Hugs are the best medicine

Sure, moms and dads undoubtedly give great hugs just when they’re children need them, but hugs from Grandma are always extra special. Maybe it’s because a grandma’s hugs aren’t as common, so the familiar squeeze is always coated in extra warmth and goodness. Whatever the reason is, there are few things in life better than a big, warm hug from Grandma. Whether it’s a “welcome back” hug, an “I hope you feel better” hug, or a “have a good day” hug, grandmas give the best ones every single time.

It’s the little things that count

Every grandma has her signature specialty whether it’s homemade cookies, refreshing iced tea, or a handwritten note. Grandmas have a special way of bringing great joys out of the littlest things. And sometimes an old-fashioned reminder of the simple things in life are just what everyone needs to keep themselves grounded in today’s society.

Always be your best self

Grandma’s have a way of always being their best self without showing off. Whether it’s looking your best, feeling your best, or acting your best, grandmas not only seem to have perfected this skill, but they also are more than willing to teach their ways to their grandkids. While parents do a great job at encouraging their children to reach their potential, there is something to be said for the way grandmas can teach their grandchildren to carry themselves through life with poise.

No role can ever replace the job of a parent, but grandmas have a special talent for teaching their grandchildren certain lessons with unconditional love and grace.

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