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Celebrate Grandparents Day!

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In 1978, the United States Congress passed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation. (September was chosen for the holiday, to signify the “autumn years” of life.) Today millions throughout the United States observe Grandparents Day.

Grandparents Day is a very special day for us. Why? Our company was founded on the love of a grandfather for his granddaughters. This grandfather’s love was the inspiration for My Friendship Bracelet Maker® as well as other cool crafting products that kids can share with their grandparents.

Here’s how the story goes: One day, David Crorey, former automation engineer who worked 30 years in the Michigan auto industry, was babysitting his granddaughters. The girls decided to teach “Papa” how to make friendship bracelets. What a mess! Tangled threads, oodles of straight pins and yards of tape! He thought, “There has got to be a better way.” So he put his engineering mind to work and designed My Friendship Bracelet Maker®. A company, Choose Friendship, was born.

Today the girls have grown into teenage girls that often star in My Friendship Bracelet Maker instructional videos. And they love hanging out with their grandfather, and showing other kids how cool it can be to have fun with their grandparents.


How can you have fun with your grandparents?

  1. Make moms or dads favorite recipe. You parents probably had a favorite dish when they were growing up. Make it with grandma and surprise them.
  2. Scrapbooking is a great activity. Pick the photos with your grandparents, and ask about the story behind it. Create great memory books that will last for generations!
  3. Make a movie. Everyone has a digital video recorder on their smartphone. Record your grandparents telling their favorite stories about your family. Edit them into a mini-movie the whole family will enjoy.
  4. Look at your parents’ baby books. Kids love to see that their parents were once kids—just like them!
  5. Create a personalized bracelet with pictures of you and your siblings using My Image Bracelet Maker and My Photo Sizer
  6. Make Grandma and Grandpa personalized buttons and magnets using My My Image Button Maker and the My Photo Sizer


How will you celebrate Grandparents Day? Let us know!


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