Norwalk, CONN. (PRWEB) August 28, 2006
With Grandparents Day a couple of weeks away, members of AP9 Passport to Fun, a premier recreation and entertainment savings program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC and conveniently accessed through DealPass, will access their benefits to make sure they make grandma and/or grandpa feel as cherished as ever.
Grandparents Day is a national celebration, instituted in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter that falls every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Although grandparents, as well as moms, dads and children, should feel loved and appreciated every day of the year, the appointment of one specific day each year is a chance to go beyond the ordinary and do something special, to get a gift or to spend time together, anything that encourages a close relationship among generations within the family.
AP9 Passport to Fun benefits come in handy when thinking about things to do on Grandparents Day. The idea is to get a present that grandkids and grandparents can enjoy at the same time, so a day at the park, a visit to a family restaurant or an afternoon at the movie theater are always good options. AP9 Passport to Fun benefits allow members to save while doing these entertaining activities, and many more. It’s all about using your imagination and creativity. Here are some useful ideas:
--I teach you, you teach me. Just like traditions, grandparents can pass on a wealth of knowledge. At the same time, grandchildren belong to a new generation that has discovered new things, so they also have something new to share with their grandparents. To celebrate their special day, they can set up an afternoon of exchanging ideas so that each one can teach the other something new and exciting. Grandma can teach the girls how to bake a delicious pie, how to hem pants or do crotchet; the girls can teach Grandma how to send an email or surf the web or how to make a pretty card on the computer. The idea is to pick an activity that both generations can enjoy.
--Make a cardboard family tree. This is a fun activity that can take even more than a whole day. No matter what size your family is, grandparents and kids can have lots of fun and joyful moments working together on a chart of the family tree. Use pictures of relatives and all the colors of the box of crayons for the different branches. Kids can learn more about the history of their family, places where their relatives have lived or live that they’ve never been to before, etc. The grandkids can take care of the gluing and drawing, while Grandpa cuts pictures and Grandma remembers names.
--Just like a Broadway show. Grandpa and Grandma have a lot of family stories to tell, and grandkids usually crave those that involve their own parents. The whole family will have a blast if kids and grandparents put together a play, narrating a funny story that happened to Mom or Dad many years ago. They can put a script together and use old music and clothes to create the right atmosphere. Of course, the kids can represent their parents, and the grandparents can put together the story. At the end of the day, they can showcase the play to the whole family and even videotape it, so it becomes a new gem in the family treasure of memories.
--Say cheese. Grandparents and grandkids can put together a table full of scrapbook items of all kinds, then spend a good amount of hours creating postcards or cards for each other, their parents or even distant relatives. They can take pictures and add them to the creations, so relatives all over the country can have a more spontaneous and from-the-heart card to display on the fridge, different from the traditional studio pictures everybody sends out every Christmas.
AP9 Passport to Fun members can access a variety of savings on entertainment and fun as well as family interests. They log on to the members-only website at DealPass.com to save at family restaurants, department stores and other national retailers – all through AP9 Passport to Fun.
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AP9 Passport to Fun is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 Passport to Fun.