Monday, August 15, 2016

Great Memories For Grandkids

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Good Monday morning to you!

Remember when you were a kid and you and your siblings grabbed for the family photos?  I do!

At our house, they were kept in an old gift box.  My two sisters and I would pull them out and go through them one by one.  It was like we'd NEVER seen them before.  It still was the most exciting thing for us as a pastime!

Today our photos are all over the place.

Some pictures are on our cell phones.  Some pictures may be stored in the "cloud".  Many pictures are posted on Facebook.  Perhaps you even have a family page or website where you can interact and share stories and photos.

For older people, like grandparents, many of the pictures are still in boxes because they are NOT big internet users.

For the highly organized people, they may all be in photo journals.

A special tip for you parents out there:  A lot of your folks are confounded when it goes to the internet.  They don't know how to download, upload, or do many of the things WE do everyday.

How wonderful it would be for them to be able to use these graphics, and get creative themselves!

That's where you come in.

You can copy these yourself and put them in a Word document (see very end for using that tool), and then PDF them yourselves.  Send them on a disk or PRINT them out for them.

This would be a marvelous gift for them to use however they wish.  Maybe you could even do one together to get them started!  (Ah!  Parents count on their kids for so much.  I know I do.)

Imagine how please and proud they would be and the featured STAR of their finished creations!  (Give yourself a pat on the back, if you helped.)

Put them in an online book, a physical scrapbook, in cards, in text cards, in a PDF or on a disk!  So much you can do with these little treasurers.

Gift-wrap your gift and then have some fun doing it together.  What a great weekend project.  Once they get the hang of it themselves; off they'll go on their own.  Teach your parents to FLY!

Read my other posts for more information.  Lots and lots to do!

Today's set of graphics are in a Word document or PDF form.  Leave a comment and email your email address to cjzphone @  (It will be safe with me.  I promise.)

Both documents have the full sized envelope.  There's two envelope sizes.  There's two sizes of the other items too.  It's all complete; ready to use.

And now on with the cards.

First blank card:  you add a large picture in the top square.

Here's an example.  You may also use this as a card.

Second card blank to add YOUR picture to.

Second picture example or to use as a card.

Third blank to add a smaller picture to.

Third card with example or to use as a card.

Punky Cinnamon Cluster

Smaller frame for card.  Add a picture to it.

Copy of the front of the envelope.
The Word doc and PDF have the full envelope.
The side flaps are green.

Here's my card to share, share, share!

Make your comment now, and get the Word document, PDF, and the free Coloring Journal Book with your email sent to cjzphone @

The coloring book: 
See other posts for more views inside.

Here’s the breakdown to use this card.  Or just ask for the Word doc or PDF.
To do this project yourself, just follow the instructions below.
HOW TO USE THESE GRAPHICS: To size it how you want it, right click on the picture and choose save as.  Save it to a location on your computer so you can find it.
Now open a new Word document.  Go to the Insert tab and choose picture.  Find the saved picture on your computer and insert it into Word.
When you click on the new image, you’ll see the four corners have little squares.  You can grab any corner and drag it to the size you wish.
Now you can right click and copy this new size, and paste it under that picture on the beginning of a new line.
Makes several copies different sizes, and print them. 
Choose the size that works with the picture of your card recipient.  Cut and glue them in, and you’ve got a card or text card. 
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Thanks for your time.  Have a wonderful weekend.  See you again on WEDNESDAY!
Enjoy!  Please consider leaving a comment below.  As a thank you, I’ll send you a copy of my COLOR MY WAY THROUGH MY PERSONAL JOURNAL: Thirty-one Pages to Get a Little More ME Time.  Please email me your valid email address to receive it.  (This will also put you on my email list.  But don’t worry.  I won’t share or sell your email with anyone else.  I respect your privacy.) 
My email is cjzphone at gmail dot com.
Cj at Grannies Print; designed to help grandparents reach out to their grandchildren, so that closing the miles equals smiles.  Make a connection again, and let your grandkids know you are thinking of them.  If you consider making a physical card, you are remembering how wonderful it used to be to receive REAL MAIL from friends and family.  It’s a dying art, so I hope you’ll help keep the tradition alive!

1 comment:

  1. I hope you'll consider using these free graphics made by me. I love making graphics, and want to share them with those that would like to use them. I want to open the communication between grandparents and grandchildren or between parents and their aged parents. If this has been of use to you, please consider leaving a comment, and getting the Word document or PDF with an email address to cjz phone @ You will also get the FREE coloring Book Journal! Have a terrific art day!