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

103 thoughts on “Send a Hug”

    • 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”!

  1. 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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  3. 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. :)

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    Dan

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