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My grandmother is nearly entirely blind from macular
degeneration. I'm trying to think of a good XMas gift for her,
and wonder if anyone knows of a way to have a controured cameo
or something similar made of a child's profile. At age 95, she
certainly doesn't need heirloom jewelry, but I'm wondering if
anyone provides this sort of service outside of the realm of
fancy jewelry. Or anyone have any other tactile gift ideas for
a proud great-grandma? My daughter is 18 months and my nephew
(something that involved both of her great-grandchildren would
be wonderful) is nearly 6 years old, if the ages matter. Thanks
for any ideas!
How about a plate or tile with an impression of the child's
hand-- something to both look at and feel? I imagine there are
kits you can use, or one of those big craft stores would have
something. I sometimes wish I had more keepsakes to remind me of
when my big guy had those cute little hands.
My mom also lost her sight due to macular gerneration and what
she liked best were audio tapes of my child, and us too. We taped
everyday events, as well as special occasion, that we edited down
and mixed together. We had my son ''pretend'' speak to grandma, and
also just say whatever was on his mind. Grandma then felt like
she had visited for a while, and was up to date on her grandson's
Mom also enjoyed books on tape, which she received through an
agency that unfortunately I can't remember the name of, and music
tapes too. She also liked to listen to cspan and court TV.
another Aunt who also had the disease got really into Baseball
and Football on the radio.
Gifts for Grandfather's 70th Birthday
Hello. My father-in-law in turning 70 shortly, having a big party etc.
I'd like to give him something special somehow related to his grandaughter
(my daughter) who is 16 mos. old. Does anyone have any great ideas? Some
ideas I had: a garden stone with her hand and footprints; a pillow with her
picture on it...stuff like that. Thanks!!
We just gave a gift to our 80 yr old grandpa. It would depend on how
verbal your child is...I wrote out questions about him for my daughter to
answer. "Grandpa's favorite food is.....etc." My daughter sees him every
week so had some true and funny things to say. Or it could be a funny
story about Grandpa that your child fills in the blanks (with prompting).
I put it in a nice font, printed on colored paper and framed.
How about a mug or plaque with the baby's handprints (and maybe even some
toddler artwork)? There are a couple of places where you buy the ceramics
and then pay a studio fee which covers the cost of paints; they glaze and
fire it for you and you pick it up 3-5 days later. Makes a personalized
gift, and they're fun to make, too. (If you're bringing a toddler, I would
recommend either going with another adult or allowing about 3 times longer
than you think you'll need.)
There's a studio on College at Claremont; the name escapes me but it's right
next to Mama's Royal Cafe.
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