The only suggestions I've had so far have been quite tacky. I cannot imagine painting "Hello Grandparents" on my belly and posting a photo of it to them, can you? Ugh!
I want the occasion to be beautiful, tasteful and memorable. After all, it will be their first grandchild :-) and my brother certainly won't be having any kids with his current partner, so it's up to Andrew & I!
So far, the only ideas I've come up with are:
- a bunch of flowers hand delivered by me accompanied with a little teddy bear and a card when I pay a visit in November;
- a floral arrangement (by courier) and a gift boxed Willow Tree figurine that represents Grandparents (which I give to them when I arrive);
- or if I can't do it in person, a floral arrangement (by courier) with a card that has a photo of our baby from the 12 week ultrasound.
Here are some examples of Willow Tree figurines that I have in mind as a gift:
New Life (mother, father & baby)
I can't afford to buy all three, so maybe if I buy just the New Life figurine (to represent Andrew, baby and me) as a combined gift or one each of the Grandmother and Grandfather figurines to give as separate gifts to my parents?
If you have any other suggestions please leave a comment!