My friend Ken and I wanted to wish our happy birthday grandson (names unknown) a very happy birthday on his big day. He is such a tiny person, but he is our happy little boy who does so many great things. We were both very excited about his birthday. For one, he really likes being a big boy. For another, he really likes our pet ferret.
In planning for his special day, we made sure to get him a happy birthday card. He loves cards, especially happy birthday cards. In fact, he has had more than one happy birthday card sent to him in the past few weeks. In the past, we never gave him any presents on his birthday, but this year we decided to try something different. Instead of giving him a happy birthday card, we wanted to give him a unique present that would make him feel special, as well as let him know that we were thinking of him.
So, what did we choose as a present for our happy birthday grandson? We knew that we wanted to get him something special, but did not want it to be a typical present. Instead, we wanted to choose something that was a bit out of the ordinary, yet still came from the heart and cared about our boy. So, what did we choose?
First, we got him a personalized happy birthday grandson card. Our son was in college at the time and during his last year of high school, he had asked us if we would send him an engraved happy birthday grandson card. We said yes, and I have to tell you, it took all of ten minutes before I started crying myself. Yes, our son's love for the sweet little girl he calls sweetheart is pure, so this card was perfect. It featured her smiling face with the message, “Keep on ticking! (heart)”, and had her birthstone embellished in sparkling crystal stones around her birthstone.
The next gift was a video game. One of my favorite games, Plants vs. Zombies, is the number one downloaded game on Facebook right now. Needless to say, our happy birthday boy was thrilled. He hadn't seen this particular game in a long time and absolutely loved it. He is so much excited about playing again. That's why we thought giving him a video game was such a great idea.
Another unique gift we gave our grandson was a book of the most beautiful quotes by famous people. The book came with a CD, which he can play while we're sitting at home playing the game. The most beautiful quote from a famous person was, “I truly understand you, Grandma.” This is a wonderful gift, as grandparents love to talk about themselves. This is a special way to remind our dear grandparents of their self importance, as if they were talking to their own grandchild.
If our beloved grandpa isn't feeling his best, or if he just wants to downplay his accomplishments, we'll make him a toastmaster. This is perfect for grandfathers who are not comfortable making jokes at their own funeral. Grandparents will be able to toast their own favorite grandchildren instead. This is a very touching present for any occasion, especially a birthday. A lot of us forget that our grandparents are actually alive, living with us every single day, and they have a lot of life left to give.
Lastly, we presented our happy birthday grandson with a watch. We know that his mother would be absolutely devastated at the thought that he's out of her sight, but we wanted to show her that we were thinking of her, too. She will forever remember when she received the watch. We told her that we knew she would love it, but that we also wanted to help her out of her debt as well. These are all ways that we can commemorate our loved one's special day, no matter how big or small the celebration might be.