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Looking for ideas, It's my grandparents 50th wedding Aniv March 1st, I found a pic of them when they were dating but not sure what to do with it!
Also my Dad just walked out on my Mum (not the first time, and prob won't be the last:rolleyes: ) I bought them tickets to see Billy Connolly! Mum's holding the tickets ransom at the moment says she's going to go with someone else now, and I actually only bought the tickets because it's DAD'S fav comedian. :mad:
The photo: maybe you could get it mounted & framed?
The tickets: Ask for them back coz they were for both of them, not just one of them!! :eek: Sounds a bit mean I know. But it's not fair that your mum Is doing that.
Good luck withi it all!! :)
maybe you could get the photo downsized and put into a locket for your grandmother... but that could be pricey coz u will still need to get something for your grandfather....
having it mounted and framed is a good idea... depends on where they live though... my grandparents just moved into a retirement village so everything we gave them came back... except one family photo coz there is just no room...
im sorry im not creative so i have no idea what to do with it...
as for the tickets... get one (or both) back from ur mum and give it to ur dad... they were meant for him in the first place...
I recently had an Aunty and Uncle with a 50th wedding anniversary and used a photo we had in the family album.
I bought simple gold plated photo frame and had it engraved with a personalised message from us.
As for the Billy Connolly tickets, can't help on that one........sorry!
Sometimes the local community papers are looking for human interest stories, and I know I have seen some short pieces celebrating major anniversaries. Usually describing how they met or other quirky stories as well as their families, interests, etc. Maybe you could approach the newsaper in your grandparents town and offer to submit a short piece about them. If they are or have been active in the community through volunteering or sports or something then that will help sell the idea to the newspaper. The older photo together with a recent one can accompany the article.
Thanks for the ideas guys
As for thet tickets my mother is a vindictive selfish old moo and there is no way she'd ever return them. :( All I can do is hope they sort themselves out by the concert day, or at least grow up a bit. :mad:
Maybe you can make a quilt for you Grandparents- you can get special material for this and copy the photo onto it! (don't ask me how though cause i am not a quilter!:rolleyes: )
Or you could make a scrap book for them- with photos of them and the other family members?? That is always nice!!
For our grandparents wedding anniversary we had a whole heaps of photos framed etc for then in one big frame but that was pretty pricey from memory & that was like 8yrs ago now too but as Imogensmum suggested the scrapbooking idea i think that is a great idea especially if you can scout around for all sorts of photos like when they got married the birth of their children then grandchildren as well as other moments IYKWIM. Its much more personal.
Sorry to hear about your parents & now what your mum is doing :( must not be the best position atm especially as im sure your in the middle. Hopefully it all gets sorted out.
Good luck :)
For my DP grandparents anniversary I got a nice wooden box with an insert on the lid, that I slipped a pic of them into. Then I had all the grandkids and great-grandkids put something special into the box. Something that reminded the grandparents of them. Like one of the girls put in a poem she had written, one of the great grandkids put in a lock of her beautiful hair, another (the youngest) put in her dummy. One of the boys put in a ribbon he won at athletics etc.
The grandparents loved it and their faces lit up as they took each item out and guessed who it was from.. and the stories they told about the items were fabulous!
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