Gramma In A Box – This Could Be Perfect For Long Distance Grands
I’m a long-long distance grandparent. Our two grand girls, ages 2 and 4 live three thousand miles away from us in California. My husband and I are constantly fretting about their not knowing who we are. Yes, we Facetime and send gifts, but I got real excited when I read Teresa’s newest column on Gramma In A Box. I liked it so much I could not wait to share with you.
By Teresa Bell-Kindred – Nanahood.com
If you are a long distance grandmother you will love this. Even if you are not a long distance grandmother, you will still love it. I did!
Disclaimer-I was gifted the product for this review. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
When I first heard of “Gramma in a Box,” I was a little leery. And so was my granddaughter. Watch this video to see her reaction.
Terry Chamberlin is the brains (and Gramma) behind Gramma In A Box. It sounds strange but it’s a new membership-based subscription service that was conceived when Terry’s grandchildren moved out of state. Instead of sitting down and being despondent she decided to start mailing them boxes of cookies each holiday to decorate while they Skyped. After test marketing the idea and discussing it with family and friends, Gramma in a box was born.
Each month members receive cookies to decorate (with frosting and sprinkles) and two easy candy crafts to make for $20 a month (enough to make up 20 treats each month); or they can purchase the 3, 6 or 12 month prepaid plans at slightly reduced prices.
This is what the box looked like when it arrived at my house. I couldn’t wait to show it to my grandchildren. The first one to show up was my second oldest granddaughter so I brought out the box.
The theme of the May Box was “Metamorphosis” so we looked up a video on YouTube about it and watched it and talked about what it was. Then there were detailed cards with instructions and explanations about making caterpillars, pupas, and butterflies. My granddaughter absolutely loved making them and she and her little brother loved eating them!
She chose the colors she wanted to work with and first she made her caterpillars.
Then she went to work on her pupa. Can you tell by her expression how hard she is concentrating.
Was this a fun project? Most definitely! Would I do it again? You bet! I’m not a crafty nana so it’s wonderful that a a crafty Gramma like Terri can put fun things for grandparents to do with their grandchildren in a box! And it’s educational!
If you are a long distance grandparent and you live far away from your grands, why not send them one and then watch them do it over Skype? It’s a fun way to be together across the miles.
And here is some more good news for you…..
You can use the code “10off” to receive $10 off your purchase. If you select the auto debit option then you don’t have to put any code in as the first box will only cost $10.
You can see more pictures and read more about Terri and her creative ideas for future boxes by clicking here…. Grammainabox
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – TERESA KINDRED
Five years ago in southern Kentucky a blog was born, NanaHood.com. Teresa Bell Kindred created NanaHood as a way of connecting with other grandparents to celebrate the joy of grandchildren. At the time she began blogging she only had one grandchild but since then 4 more bundles of joy have arrived!