This year has just been a bit rubbish, hasn’t it?
Not being able to be with the ones we love is one of the very hardest things to endure. And the fact Christmas is looming and may bring more of the same is just a bit heartbreaking.
Grandparents are such a massively important part of family life and not to be able to see their grandchildren has been possibly one of the toughest aspects of lockdown for them. It certainly has been for my children’s grandparents.
But oh I have the absolutely loveliest project to tell you about.
The Gingerbread house project
Chums are working hard to help people come together this Christmas time. In order to achieve this, they have been sending Gingerbread houses to families that cannot be together so that children and Grandparents can enjoy a virtual activity together as the festivities start.
I just absolutely love this idea – isn’t it sweet? A lovely way to get festive together, spend some quality time AND be creative too.
The Gingerbread House Project started after Chums ran a survey to find out how people felt about Christmas this year. The survey revealed that just under half of the respondents weren’t excited or were less excited about Christmas than usual.
When asked how they would feel if they were unable to celebrate with friends and family members that are not part of their household, 44 per cent said they would feel sad, while 18 per cent said they would feel lonely.
That is sad isn’t it and it is important to do something to change that.
Christmas is a precious time.
There are ways we can be together, even if we’re apart.
The baking gingerbread houses together idea is a simple but awesome way to keep grandparents and their grandchildren connected this Christmas. I LOVE this idea! and I am totally pinching it… to add to my own list.
Chums have totally inspired me to come up with my own ideas for connecting my kids with their grandparents this Christmas.
How to keep grandparents and their grandchildren connected this Christmas
Here are my plans :
- I am going to host a quiz night and play quiz master as the two teams take each other on.
- They are going to simultaneously create Gingerbread houses!
- Mince pie making together over zoom
- We are going to hold a digital family carol concert
- Have everyone opening each other’s gifts virtually on Christmas day
Do you like my ideas?
Please tell me your suggestions to keep grandparents and kids #TogetherThisChristmas and do follow the hashtag to find other inspirational ideas
How to keep grandparents and their grandchildren connected at Christmas is a collaborative post