How can I celebrate having my first Grand baby, with over a hundred miles between us?
I so much wanted to have a baby shower for my son and his girlfriend. Unfortunately,with their busy schedules and lack of funds keep them from coming home. I do not have much money, but I want to do SOMETHING special -- I'm in need of ideas.
I think it would be special to write your son an email or some type of communication; tell him and his girlfriend how much they and the birth of their baby means to you. And before you send it, maybe go to the website of a grocery store near them and buy a gift card if you can. But I think sharing with them how much it means is the best.
Maybe you can get a video camera and make a recording for the parents and grandbaby. Do a tour of the house, bringing up memories of your son, tell them how much you love them, be sure to film yourself too. Also Skype is a great way to keep in touch if both have cameras on the computer.
I like both ideas above. Maybe have everyone over and record messages to the new parents and instead of gifts that have to be shipped, everyone brings an envelope with a monetary gift and you can in turn get a prepaid visa card with the money to send with the video. You wouldn't have to reveal who gave what amount. They don't even have to put their names on it. You just open them when everyone leaves. They would know who contributed simply by the video messages.
As far as money for having people over, make it a Potluck Shower! I don't think that would be rude, not sure. To get the word out about the gathering, look online for free e-vites.
I love Sue idea the best. But instead of calling the party a baby shower call it a life celebration. I am positive the people you invite would love to bring a dish to the party. Get a lot of people to share the video experience so that you can get in the shots as well. Remember one thing, A Grandmas love can be felt despite how many miles are between you. Also get a camerathat you can connect to your computer and get your son to do the same. Then instead of instant messaging, you can see each other via the computer screen any time you want to. Congats on becoming a Grandma!!!
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