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Grandparents Day 2020: Cricket Offers Ideas to Safely Connect with Grandparents this Holiday

National Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 13. It's a designated day to show our love and appreciation for the matriarchs and patriarchs of our families. Unfortunately, with COVID-19 still posing a threat to our health, especially towards the elderly, in-person visits may not be an option for many this year.

Cricket, the wireless carrier focused on inspiring smiles—one connection at a time, has a few suggestions on how to connect and honor grandparents this holiday using technology and wireless connectivity.

Family gathers here

"We may not have it all together, but together we have it all."

Although it may not be prudent to get together in person with the grands right now, video conferencing platforms and video chat apps are the next best thing to being there. Video technology allows family from all over the country…even the world…to connect, catch up and celebrate. A few to consider are Zoom, Google Hangouts, Google Duo and Houseparty

"You live as long as you are remembered."

Together we make a Family

Grandparents are the keepers of our family traditions and stories. They not only know who is related to whom—and how—but also the accuracy of our familial folklore. Whether connecting virtually or in person, it’s important to spend time chronicling and preserving your family history for future generations. Sites like Canva, Family Echo and Smart Draw make it easy to get started building your family tree. And apps like Kahoot let you create fun, interactive quizzes to test family members’ knowledge of family facts.

Family Memories

"The best thing about memories is making them."

For Grandparents Day, just because you may not be able to spend physical time with your loved ones, doesn't mean the memory making has to stop. In fact, quite the opposite. Thanks to cloud technology, you can easily and securely upload favorite recipes, family photos or other important information. You can use video technology to get a quick tutorial on sewing, baking, fishing, gardening or any other hobby or skill that your grandparent has mastered. Or, you can simply pick up your cell phone and have a one-on-one heartfelt conversation with your grandparents that lasts as long as you want, as long as you need.

These are just a few ideas from Cricket Wireless to help make Grandparents Day 2020 memorable, special and safe.