Walk into any grandparents home and you will find their walls, possibly even their fridge, and these days their phones, filled with photos of their grandchildren. It's no secret that grandparents dote on their grandchildren. The easiest, most meaningful gifts I have ever given them are photos of my family for them to hang on the walls.
But how often are we ensuring that we receive photos of our grandparents? When was the last time we included them in annual family photos - or booked a photoshoot just for them.
Not only is it important to have our children on their walls, but to showcase their grandparents on our walls as well. The are the people who lovingly spoil and nurture our children. The people we call in the middle of the night for advice. Our children's playmates and secret keepers.
One day, our grandparents will be gone and all that remains are the memories we share and the photographs we have of them. Our children wont remember them from the photos of decades past. They will remember them as they are now - with their silver hair, warm smiles and weathered skin. So take the photograph, schedule the family photo today.