Send a Hug

Grandparents’ Day is September 9th, and we’ve got an idea that is perfect for all those out-of-town grandmas and grandpas:

Trace Your Arms and Mail A Hug to your Grandparents! #mail #grandparentsday #valentines

What do grandparents like best? Hugs from their grandkids! Since you can’t ship the kids to Grandma (even if you’d like to!) trace their outstretched arms to create a giant tangible “hug” that you can roll up and mail.

Send a Hug Feature in Raising Arizona Kids

We shared the full instructions and a free printable “Special Delivery” mailing label in September’s Raising Arizona Kids magazine.

Trace Your Arms and Mail A Hug to your Grandparents! #mail #grandparentsday #valentines

About Bettijo

Bettijo is a co-founder and designer here at Paging Supermom. More importantly, she is a mother of four -- three girls and a boy. During quieter moments, she enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. In 2003 Bettijo founded an organic bath and spa products brand, Bath By Bettijo, which has been regularly featured in national magazines including Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, Whole Living, O, EveryDay with Rachel Ray, Health, Lucky, Shape and more.


77 Responses to Send a Hug
  1. Giovanna says:

    It’s a beautiful and lovely idea !

  2. Heidi says:

    Love this idea! So cute!

  3. katye says:

    Love it. Love it. Love it. It will bring instant smiles to grandparents’ faces.

  4. Chrissy says:

    My husband is in Afghanastan and this will be a great gift!!!! THanks

    • Tara says:

      Chrissy, please tell your husband “Thank You”. I don’t think they get thanked enough for all they do. And please know you are greatly appreciated yourself for being his support and taking care of your family while he’s gone. If it wasn’t for you, there wouldn’t be a him. (ok, maybe there would be, but he’s probably much happier there because of you and your support!) I’m sure he’ll love his “hug”!

  5. Danna says:

    What a darling idea. I am passing it on to my son who teachers 4th grade.

  6. Bindi says:

    i like the send a hug. but is there any intructions on how to do it ?

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  8. Angela S. says:

    This is cute, but are the arms and head on the outside of the envelope? I would think that it would get destroyed in the mail?

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  11. Anonymous says:

    The hands should have been traced facing the other way.

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  14. Jane says:

    Very cute idea! Sending this to my father-in-law who has been in the hospital for a month now.

  15. Hanna V says:

    Thank you for the idea!
    We sent hugs to Grandfathers on our Fathers’ day :)

  16. Kasey says:

    This is going to be a super awesome surprise for daddy in Afghanistan. Thank you!

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  18. Becky says:

    Very fun idea!

  19. sophie says:

    excellent but not just for grandparents!
    i am 40+ and I’m gonna send one to my mum. She’ll love it!

  20. roberta says:

    and it works in reverse! i’m going to send a granny & poppy hug to our grandboys :-)

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  23. Gemma says:

    Such a great, thoughtful idea and sure to raise a few smiles. Just up our street! Have facebooked about this

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  25. Danielle says:

    Thanks for this idea! Making one with my son (2) and sending it to a long distance friend battling ovarian cancer. This will brighten her day. :)

  26. Louise says:

    As a Grandma who lives away from her family, this is a fabulous idea. I hope that all of the young parents out there will do this. believe me….it will mean the world to Grandma and Grandpa.

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    I had my three year old and six year old make this for their mom for Valentines Day while she was deployed in Bahrain. It was an awesome way to give her some love, while also reminding her just how much they were growing! Thanks for this.


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    Love the idea. Tried it with my 4 and 6 year olds and they laughed all through it. I will put a link to this idea from my website

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