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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Cousin Connection

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Friday's Grand Connection Fun

One of the things that I love about writing The Grand Connection is that it makes me look for new, creative ways to connect with my own grandkids!

I was just reading the "Cousin Fun" page in the new issue of FamilyFun magazine. One of the ideas was to make a deck of cousin-themed old maid cards. The woman who submitted this idea said that she used a card template and typed in fun names for the cousins. I thought that was a great idea.

After searching the Internet for card templates that I could order, I decided to make my own. Using the computer, I just made a text box, inserted a photo, and typed a fun Word Art name for the child pictured. I wasn't able to paste a sample card in this post, but there's a similar one on my homepage .

My plan is to make sets set of "Cousin Cards," print them in color on card stock, and have them laminated at a local teacher supply store. The cousins will get a set and so will Pops and I.

Here's a tip for those who do not know how to make text boxes on the computer or how to use Word Art: Print pictures of the "cousins" on card stock, write a fun description on the back, and have the cards laminated.

What ideas do you have for helping the cousins stay in touch?

Have a great weekend,

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