Active Adults Start New Traditions with Grandkids

Downsizing, simplifying, moving into a new home are gifts you’ve given yourself with your decision to live in an Active Adult community, but it’s likely that those decisions have also affected the way you approach gift-giving.

While the traditional gifts may be a part of your family celebrations, it’s also great to share the knowledge that the greatest things aren’t necessarily things as much as they are experiences, memories-in-the-making, and making a difference:

Tasty Traditions
A perfect activity for “grands” of all ages, gathering family recipes and creating a one-of-a-kind cookbook is a wonderful way to preserve traditions while connecting with past generations. From scrumptious souffles and mouthwatering main courses to simple sides and delectable desserts, a family cookbook is fun to compile – and taste-test!

Photo-Shop
The Internet offers a plethora of online tools to prepare scrapbooks, canvases, and photo albums – for electronic or print sharing. Enlist the help of a tech-savvy teen or two to navigate the templates and create the perfect album, calendar, even wearable art, to share with family.

Capture Culture
Local theater performances, ballets, symphony performances, and more are easy to find all over the metro Atlanta area this time of year. If a moving medley is more to your liking, take in art, science, history, or more, at one of the region’s many museums.

Volunteer for Glad Tidings
Indulge your grandchild’s natural tendency toward kindness and good cheer through a volunteer service project. Invite them to help pick out toys for a needy child’s wish list; distribute blankets, coats, gloves, or socks to a homeless shelter; bake cookies and prepare hot chocolate to deliver to the fire station; or ask them to join you in sorting donated goods at the local food pantry.

Minimize mess, re-think the ribbons, and start a wonderful tradition that teaches your grandchildren how quality time is a gift that lasts a lifetime!

Windsong designs homes that make creating memories easy for families and friends – and grandkids of all ages. With ample natural light and flexible spaces, your projects in progress can be easily accessed – but stay out of the way – until they’re completed, and ample storage space means supplies can be stashed and organized until they’re needed for the next project.

Welcome home to Windsong – Where Life’s A Breeze!

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