From the Kids: Great (and Inexpensive) Gift Ideas – VIDEO September 24, 2012 10:10
Grandparents Day was in early September, and I really wanted to have the boys do something special for their Oma, Grandpa Joe, Grandpa and Grandma. We always have oogles of art to give people with how many projects my oldest brings home from preschool, so I wanted to do something a bit different. With technology today, it is so easy to share video, and grandparents never tire of seeing their little grand-babes. So, I recorded a video of the kiddos singing ‘Happy Grandparents Day To You,’ and they said all of their grandparents names in the middle of the song so it was really cute and personal.
It was such a short clip, I could have texted or emailed it
or put it up online to share it with them and that would have been a totally
free and thoughtful gift. Since we had some blank DVDs lying around, I burned
copies and put them out in the mail a few days before the holiday, with a
little note written on the front of the disc so they would know what to do with
it. Needless to say, the surprise was appreciated, and the boys and I had fun
doing it together. They were really into it and knew they were doing something
sweet. This idea would work great for any holiday, or just to make someone feel
If you do have some cash to spend, or want to mark a
significant holiday/milestone, you could take it one step further and give a
professional video gift to a loved one. One of our specialty vendors, Collard
Story Albums, creates personalized ‘movies’ for special occasions,
incorporating favorite music, pictures and video clips into a beautiful
keepsake that everyone in the family will enjoy. The pricing is accessible and ranges widely – you can check
it out here.
I’m including one of the ‘outtakes’ from our recent video project, for a little laugh.