15 Lovely Things to Send to Grandparents When You Can't Visit

Not being able to visit or living far away from grandparents is hard and, as much as you can connect online or via video calling, it's so much nicer to receive a lovely creative card or gift in the post.  Whenever kids can't get to see their granny or grandpa, have them make one of these delightful cards or gifts to pop in the mail.

Whether you're apart simply because of distance, because someone is unwell or in hospital, or because circumstances mean you can't see each other right now, here are 15 wonderful ways to say "I'm thinking of you".

Send a special handmade card, a letter, a drawing, or even 'a hug in an envelope' to bring a smile to your relative's face and help them feel more connected.

There are crafts here for children of all ages and abilities, so have a browse and find something gorgeous for your kids to make for their grandparents.  It will brighten their day and bring a smile, both for sender and recipient.

Be Happy Rainbow Poster

Colour in this cute Be Happy rainbow poster and send it to grandparents to display on their fridge or in their window.  They will love to see this pretty rainbow colours every day and to think of their special grandchild who took the time and trouble to colour it for them.

Mail a Hug

Have kids draw out the length of their arms on some long paper, then colour and paint away before popping the hug in an envelope.

Origami Whale Card

Sending cards to loved ones is fun and easy. Why not give Origami a go with this adorable Origami Whale and lovely pun - Grandma I whaley Love You.

Pop Up Card

Make some fun "Family cards" with these easy pop up doll cards featuring family members. Easy to make and super fun to decorate!

Coffee Filter Butterflies

These coffee filter butterflies are a fun little craft that also make a sweet gift for grandparents. Your child can write a little note on the back as well to show how much they love grandma and grandpa.

Family Colouring Pages

Print out these free printable Happy Family colouring pages for a simple yet fun activity.  Once coloured in, laminate their artwork for the gramps to use as table mat or frame it up as wall art!

Paper Weaving Bookmark

Make a lovely little gift for grandma with these adorable Paper Weaving Bookmarks. Add tassels and pom poms or beads for that extra special detail.  There are some ideas for Grandpa ones here too.

Easy Homemade Bookmark

For younger children try this cute homemade bookmark idea.  Then granny can think of them every time she opens her book.

Paper Rose Craft

This craft is so easy to do as It comes with a template. You can make a 3D card and attach them to packages, cards, and more. The ideal gift to send to grandparents!

Handprint Caterpillar Craft

This handprint caterpillar craft is a cute kid-made gift for parents, grandparents, and family!

Drink Carrier Flowers

If you love to repurpose items and create something new and beautiful, this Drink Carrier craft is perfect for you!

I Think You Are Grape Thumbprint Poster

Kids can easily make their grandparents this fun grape printable to lift their spirits while away. Grandparents will love receiving this fun craft with a cute message from their grandkids!

Origami Monster Bookmark

This cute monster bookmark takes only a few folds and is perfect for tucking into a card as a surprise for friends and family! A full free video tutorial as well as a printable is available!

All About ... Interviews

This All About My Grandpa Interview is such a simple, humorous, and sentimental gift that any grandpa is sure to love. Best of all, since it’s FREE, you can print out a copy every year and see how your kiddo’s answers change over the years!

Different name versions (Pop, Gramps, Papa etc) are possible, and an All About My Grandma is also available.

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