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Messages to Grandchildren

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Minty Thu 05-Dec-19 12:00:37

For 10 years I have had a Christmas Tree in my garden for grandparents to write messages to their estranged grandchildren, it is called our "Tree of Hope." It becomes a little beacon of light at a dark time in peoples lives. If you would like to write a message please do inbox me I will write them and pop on the tree.

Bellanonna Sat 14-Dec-19 17:35:29

What a lovely person you are Minty! Yes, indeed, merry Christmas

Namsnanny Sat 14-Dec-19 17:42:28

Mines on there somewhere!!

Makes me smile just looking at the tree.
So thoughtful of you.

You must dread the rain though Minty smile

Minty Sun 15-Dec-19 10:28:10

I always keep the messages as they are so precious, so over the last 10 years I have 1,000's, I wish every year that no one will need to write a message, which would mean that estrangement and alienation was no longer happening. I live in Hope.x

Namsnanny Sun 15-Dec-19 10:47:51

A tree of

Minty Sun 15-Dec-19 15:43:13

The weather is fine, the messages are written on plastic labels that I cut out from modelling sheets and I use waterproof pens. If a grandparent sends a card then I laminate them, so all the wind, rain, snow doesn't spoil them.
Mind you I did learn the hard way!
I was once seen chasing up the road as messages blew off the tree, they are now tied so tight, they wont go anywhere.

Namsnanny Mon 16-Dec-19 01:04:08

Oh wow! what a lot of work on our behalf. thanks

Sounds as if you've given it a lot of

FlyingFree Mon 16-Dec-19 09:53:39

This is so sweet ❤️

JandJ5years Sat 21-Dec-19 00:40:14

Hello Minty, I am new to Gransnet so I have only just seen the lovely idea of your tree. I have sent a message for my daughter and grandchildren. Hope its not too late, feels like a beacon of hope x

Smileless2012 Sat 21-Dec-19 09:49:33

I keep coming on this thread to look at the tree Minty. It's comforting to know that our message to our GC is there.

Have a 'Merry Christmas' and thank you for making ours that little bit easier with your tree of hope.

Minty Sat 04-Jan-20 16:17:49

Just wanted to pop by and thank everyone who sent messages to their grandchildren, we had well over 100 messages this year. So many people stopped and read the messages and asked about it, always a good way to raise awareness. So thank you all again, and I hope that 2020 is a year where more and more grandchildren are reunited with their grandparents.

Smileless2012 Sat 04-Jan-20 16:47:31

Bless you Mintysmile.

Namsnanny Sun 05-Jan-20 04:25:12

I hope so too Minty! Happy New Year

Granniesunite Sun 05-Jan-20 08:12:48

Thank you minty. Happy New you to you and your family.