My husband’s parents have been such good grandparents to our now-adult children. Every Christmas or birthday or anniversary we want to give them a special gift, but because they live in a small senior apartment they don’t need “things”.
One day last fall I got a sudden urge to bake an apple pie–it was, after-all, fall. When we took it out of the oven, Doug and I decided to visit Dad and Mom and share our bubbling treat with them. And, oh, the fun we had–sitting around the table laughing together between bites of sweet deliciousness.
I shared this story with my family, and we decided that the perfect Christmas gift for Gr and Gr (as they are lovingly called) would be the gift of a “Pie of the Month Club.”
I created a card for them and, since most of our children aren’t local, I used the phrase “randomly throughout the year”. Gr and Gr keep the card on display in their apartment so that everyone who visits can see it. [Doesn’t that make you want to smile?]
[Grandpa Doug savors his apple pie with fluffy whipped cream.]
Doug and I signed up for the first month. When we arrived with the still-warm-from-the-oven pie, there were smiles all around. And, of course, after we ate the pie, we watched “Wheel of Fortune” together. [You smiled again, didn’t you?]
[I made the pie with Splenda so Grandma Jo could enjoy it too.]
Is there someone you’d like to bless throughout the year?
If so, I have created a printable for you that can be folded in half to make a card. [I used tan card stock and then trimmed it to the size I wanted.] You can personalize the card with your own whatever-the-occasion message inside.
Printable: Pie of the Month Club
And there you have it–whether it be pie of the month, dessert of the month or soup of the month–such a perfect gift for someone you love.