A few of her ideas include:
•Baby’s First Christmas. Ask family members to write a personal letter for that child to open when they are an adult.
•Children. Decorate a special Christmas box to store annual cards, letters from Santa, Christmas wish lists and photos. Make a keepsake wreath out of old toys (matchbox cars, dress-up jewelry, etc.), frame a special art project or make a quilt out of favorite, outgrown T-shirts.
•Parents. Create a time line with family holiday photos to display each year. Adult children create a memory book filled with your childhood memories to give parents.
•Grandparents. Have children create a thumbprint tree or a hand drawn portrait of the grandparent and frame it. Give a letter-of-the-
•Grandparents or parents can give children a meaningful item that they want to pass down now.
These gifts take an investment of time and planning, not money, Teri said, but they are sure to be appreciated. Combining efforts with other family members can make the gift-giving more fun and time efficient as well. Many times much of the gift is in the care of the presentation, such as gift-wrapping a letter opener when giving the Letter of the Month gift. Taking a simple idea and creating a gift involves determining what is really important to the recipient.
Teri has more ideas on her web site, www.grandparentgiftco.com. Details on the above suggestions, as well as ready-made meaningful gifts for those who may not have the time are featured. For the past 15 years, Teri’s regular interaction with customers has inspired her creativity as a business owner in the gift industry. She personally enjoys creating unique gifts for her own extended family.
Contact: Teri Harrison (770) 772-1098.
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Wholesaler/retailer. Founded in 1995, owned by Teri and Martin Harrison.
Teri creates gifts that bring meaning and memories to life's milestones. Gifts include: cards, frames, brag books, mirrors, ornaments, ultrasound gifts, journal, memory book & more