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A few ways to celebrate Grandparents Day

By CNN Staff

Published September 9, 2018

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Whether they answer to Grandma and Grandpa, Papa and Nana or other names, grandparents are important in family life. Here are a few ways to celebrate them.

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Encourage children, especially young ones, to make something special for their grandparents. They can write a poem, sing a song or draw a picture.

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Ask grandparents about their own parents or other family members who may have died. Be sure to write down their stories.

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Create a book of love coupons. Grandparents can redeem the coupons for time with grandchildren, hugs, or help with errands.

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Change your social media cover photo or avatar to an image of a grandparent or grandparents -- especially if you're in it, too.

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Allow children to see their grandparents as vital, active people who have lots to contribute. Share stories of late-in-life phenoms such as weightlifter Ernestine Shepherd, writer Frank McCourt and others.

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