Worth 1000 Words: Gifts for Grandpa
If gifts like neck ties, grills, watches, cologne, and shirts seem a little too monotonous and impersonal this year for Father’s Day, then try gifting grandpa with a timeless photograph. For your inspiration, here are some fresh ideas to make your picture gifts completely personal and unique.
A Picture Within a Picture
Do you have a favorite picture of you and your child with grandpa? If you do, enlarge and frame it. After it’s framed, get your picture taken with you and your child holding that favorite, framed picture. An old picture within a new one can be a forever treasured Father’s Day gift.
If you don’t already know the alphabet in American Sign Language, you can go here to learn it; and once you learn it, you’ll be able to finger-spell a special sentiment, such as “We love you,” with your hands. Photograph sweet little hands signing every letter in the message to grandpa. Arrange the pictures of finger-letters into words, frame them, and then present it to grandpa.
Picture and Signs
Add another thousand words to your photograph with signs. Photograph yourself and your kids holding homemade signs with printed thoughts, like “Happy Father’s Day”; or “You are the best grandpa ever!”; or perhaps you’d even want your sign to contain an entire message.
For the puzzle-loving grandfather, give him the puzzle of a lifetime. Enlarge a candid photograph of you and your kids, and then use a template to cut it into puzzle pieces. Pair the brain teaser with a gracious note that wishes grandpa a happy day of dads.
While creating a collage out of pictures to comprise a portrait of your special grandpa might be too much to tackle right now, one that makes simple shapes like a heart, a tree, or a home seems a little more doable and just as impressive. So, choose a shape and gather pictures of all shapes and sizes, and then arrange them into an ever-interesting artistic collage.
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and it is; a photograph speaks forever, so give that special grandpa a gift that will remind him of the thousands of reasons for why he is so loved and appreciated.