My Beloved Grandma by Melissa
Hi there, this is Melissa, Founder and CEO of Tiny Tags. I realize that Grandparent’s Day is not on everyone’s radar but here at Tiny Tags where we celebrate love on a daily basis, this special day is clearly marked on our calendars. It is a day that I remember and celebrate my grandma, aka Tootsie even though she is no longer with us. I am thankful that she was alive long enough to meet my three boys and see the beginning of Tiny Tags but I still miss her everyday.
I remember when I gave her her Tiny Tags ‘grandma bracelet’ with her four great grandchildren’s names engraved - she was speechless. A piece of jewelry to show off her great grandchildren, and better yet, one made by her granddaughter's company? This was pure grandmother pride and joy. I swear she would jingle her bracelet on purpose so someone would ask about it and she could tell them about my new business and her grandbabies. It was a small gesture that meant the world to her. Not everyone gets to be a great grandmother after all! When I would call her she would proudly tell me how many people she told about my business and then would follow up by asking if a certain person placed an order. I adored her and she adored me. While mother and daughter relationships can be complex, I think relationships with our grandmothers tend to be easier. This Sunday on Grandparent’s Day, I will make my grandmother’s signature linguine and clam sauce dish and we’ll share memories of her over dinner. I won’t be sad because I know she is looking down from above and is so incredibly happy to see my boys and I together. If I had her bracelet I would wear it but it is with her. Yes, she asked to be buried with it. It was her way to keep her grandbabies with her for all of eternity.
My Grandma with her beloved grandkids.
Grandparent's Day this year is Sunday, September 10th. For more gift ideas for grandma, check out our gift guide.