10 Creative Ideas for Long-Distance Grandparents

Stay on their minds with these fun and easy activities for long-distance grandparents.

By Sharon Lovejoy
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multiple birthday cards great idea. I've done this for years mostly because just one card rarely says all I want to say, also getting more difficult to find "age" cards

mcoyewole@att.net on 2015-01-28 10:01:39

Great list from a great site!! I co-founded a company called GrandBox that helps people stay connected with their older loved ones. Please take a look here: http://www.mygrandbox.com/

andypapier@mygrandbox.com on 2014-10-15 22:07:36

We, also, live about 100 miles from our grandson (he's 3). I send him a card almost every week and include little games I think of to include matching, numbers, letters etc. I cut out pictures from old magazines and use colored ink...I sometimes include pennies he can earn...he loves it and his mom, my wonderful DIL, loves it, too! Also, our phones have facetime we use when talking. We make it work! When we travel I send him postcards of interesting animals or things...he loves the stamps, too!

pburns2007@msn.com on 2013-10-30 20:11:28

We live 100 miles from our granddaughter. My daughter gave us a very special Christmas present. A photo calendar of my granddaughter. On each month we have a designated Skype day. All four of us really look forward to this video visit. Our granddaughter at 1 and 1/2 shows such enthusiasm and babbles on when she sees us on the screen. These visit augment the times we get together in person.

lakeland63@yahoo.com on 2013-10-17 09:47:30

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