Posts Tagged ‘Grandparents Day e card’

Do Something Grand

Friday, September 11th, 2015

This Sunday is National Grandparents Day; a day when grandparents are recognised and celebrated for their contribution to the family. Sometimes overlooked for all the love and hard work they put in over the years, this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate them and show them how appreciated they are.

Grandparents Day Ecard

Grandparents Day Ecard

So for all the treats they gave you that mum and dad wouldn’t allow, do something grand and show them how much they mean to you with a Grandparents Day ecard. Don’t forget to add your own message to your ecard for an added personal touch. If you’d like to go even further, Age Concern – the charity who brought this day to the UK – are always accepting volunteers for their befriending service.

Lots of big holidays are coming up over the next few months so make sure to sign up for an account with us and send unlimited amounts of Halloween ecards, Thanksgiving ecards, Christmas ecards and more!

It’s Grandparent’s Day

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Today is the day to show your grandparents just how much you appreciate them. Grandparent’s Day is celebrated in various countries around the world (albeit on different dates) and in America it even has its own song!

Grandparents' Day Ecard

Grandparents’ Day Ecard

If you’re not lucky enough to have your grandparents live nearby then why not send our Grandparents’ Day ecard to let them know that you are thinking of them. You can view the card here on the Katie’s Cards website.

Welcome to a 4 day week! (and the new [Grandparents day e card] is on the website!)

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Hello all,

I hope you all enjoyed the bank holiday weekend. I always talk about the weather and so I feel I have to mention the appalling rain that we had on Friday and over the weekend – it didn’t feel like the latter end of August to me thats for sure!

Anyway, back to business. As I promised, the new Grandparents Day e card is up and ready to send! I really hope you all like it. We spent a long time on the drawings and animation to get it to look as though it was made by a young child and I think its really cute!

Here is your first peak:

grandparents kids

Grandparents day e card

Please click on this link- Grandparents Day e-card to preview the new card and please let me know what you think! Remember – Grandparents Day is on the 11th of September in the US and the 2nd of October in the UK!

Katie x

Some interesting facts about modern Grandparents

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Hi all,

During the process of creating our new Grandparents day e card for Grandparents Day (USA 11th September, UK 2nd October), I have been looking around the internet to find inspiration and find out what a modern day Grandparent ‘looks like’. I’m sure you’ll agree that the majority of modern Grandparents are not the white-haired, zimmer framed stereotypes of past and are mostly, young, active and fun teachers and role models for our children, but I wanted to know more about the real Grandparents out there.

I found some very interesting websites which are offering advice and support for Grandparents as well as raising important issues and carrying out research. One recent piece of research that caught my eye was carried out by Aviva and sheds some light on how Grandparents today are supporting society and how they feel. I found the research results on The Grandparents Association, and they reported that new research from Aviva suggests that over half of all UK grandparents look after their grandchildren and help around the house while mums and dads work and 99.5% do this for free.

These Grandparents are not only helping their grandchildren to learn and develop, but they are also providing huge financial support by offering free or very cheap childcare as well as:

•    Helping out financially with occasional household bills (15% of those asked said that they do)

•    Regularly doing the school run (28%)

•    Cooking occasional meals for the family (26%)

•    Helping grandchildren with their hobbies (33%)

•    Assisting with gardening (13%)

In todays financial climate, it seems to me that Grandparents are doing much more than they think to support the economy. Without them, many parents would be unable to earn a living as the cost of childcare can be so high.

These (amongst others) are just another few fantastic reasons that Grandparents all over the world should be shown how important they are on Grandparents Day. Please make sure that your Grandparents know that you care, or if you are one yourself, give yourself a huge pat on the back!

Katie x

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Grandparents – what do they mean to you?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Hi all,

Its coming up to Grandparents day (11th September for American’s and the 2nd of October for the UK). We’re getting an e card ready for you to send right now which should be available to pre-schedule in the next few days (I will let you know when it is up and running), but for the mean time I thought it would be nice to share our thoughts and feelings on Grandparents and what they mean to us.

To me, a Grandparent is the fun someone who gives extra treats and cuddles just because they can. Someone who helps mum and dad if and when they can and always has a shoulder to cry on, whether it be because of a broken heart or a scraped knee.

I would love to know your thoughts on what Grandparents mean to you – whether you are a Grandparent yourself or simply want to share a special message, please comment and let me know what you think! To make a comment please visit my facebook page here and have your say!

Katie x

What are you up to this weekend?

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Hi all,

At the moment we’re working on a new Grandparents day e card which is very sweet and will be ready for the American Grandparents day (the 11th of  September) and the UK Grandparents day (on the 2nd of October). I think this day is an excellent way of celebrating all those amazing Grandparents out there who are helping and supporting their familie’s in any which way that they can. I know that I (and Molly and Joe) want to mark the occasion for my parents and I’m sure you do to. I’ll let you know as soon as we add it to the site so that you can pre-schedule to delivery.

The weather is threatening to be nice this weekend (lets all keep our fingers and toes crossed!) and I really hope it is. I am fed up with walking Plum in the rain! We don’t have any plans and so I’m just going to fly by the seat of my pants I think. Any suggestions for fun things to do are appreciated!

Anyway, hope you all have a great one. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with these pictures I took a while ago of some beautiful flowers. Enjoy.

Katie x