Graduation: Grandparents and Social Distancing

Graduation: Grandparents and Social Distancing

( – Graduation season isn’t just something students and parents look forward to celebrating. Grandparents do too, and COVID-19 is interfering this year. That doesn’t mean families have to let the important milestones go unnoticed.

Social distancing guidelines have put a damper on event planning across the country. It’s not possible to have in-person parties when the CDC wants people to refrain from gathering in groups.

As a result, event planners and families are getting creative. Grandparents who want to celebrate with their grandchildren, but can’t actually be with them, can try some of these ideas:

  • Send a card and gift through the mail.
  • Decorate your front yard or porch and ask the graduate to drive by your house.
  • Add streamers and balloons to your own car, ask the rest of the family to do the same then have a graduation parade.
  • Have a virtual party using an app like Zoom.

Here is an example of one of the graduation parades:

Remember, you can always celebrate again when the pandemic is under control. No matter how you choose to mark the occasion for your loved one, they will appreciate it. Especially since you’re doing your best to keep them safe.

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