In the wake of COVID-19, families all over the country are really missing being able to connect with their loved ones on a regular basis. Some of the folks hit hardest by this are grandparents and their grandchildren, who long to see and hug their family.

To help bring families closer together during this trying time, we gave five lucky grandparents  free cardboard cutouts of their grandkids. We asked our fans to share a little bit about their family and who they think would benefit from free family pictures with cardboard cutouts.

Grandfather with cardboard cutout of grandson.

Photo Credit: Donna S.

Our request encouraged so many people to share heartfelt stories about their families and grandchildren. Here are just a few of the tidbits our customers decided to share:

  • “Our daughter Kerry can’t see her grandparents for her 5th bday this year on April 14th. This would be a great way for them to take pictures and celebrate WITH her!”
  • “My kids miss their Grammy so much. My youngest has a speech and comprehension delay so she can’t understand why she can’t see her Grammy. I’d love to send her one if I’m lucky enough to get picked!”
  • “My parents would love this!!! They’re missing their grand babies so much.”
  • “I would love a cut out of my grand kids!!!! I miss them dearly!”
  • “My kids miss their grandparents something fierce.”
  • “My parents are literally crying because we can’t bring the kids by. They would love this!”

We randomly picked five lucky people  to receive their free kid cardboard cutouts. 

One of the lucky parents decided to ship a cardboard cutout to her mother. “I would do anything for my mom and not being able to do much hurts. Now she can smile every day we have to spend apart,” she said.

Bringing Loved Ones Closer

We are thrilled to be able to bring families closer together with our life-size cardboard cutouts. After our giveaway, we’ve received several family pictures with cardboard cutouts that feature grandchildren. From what we can see in the photos, all you grandparents out there are really creative! From taking the grandkids fishing to cooking with grandson, grandparents are chock full of ideas on how to make the most of their time with their grandkid cardboard cutouts.

Grandparents Love Cutouts of Their Grandchildren Too

Children cardboard cutouts are great for grandparents and other family members as well. Grandparent cutouts are great for the kids too! It’s a great way for families to be together during special occasions like birthday parties, anniversaries, and theme parties. 

Grandmother with cardboard cutout of grandchildren.

Cutouts for The Holidays

Cutouts for big holidays like Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas are also great ways to be together and take pictures for the photo book or social media when you can’t be together in person. Funny cardboard cutouts are also popular. We’ve seen grandparents dress up as elves for Christmas and kids as monsters for Halloween.

Make Memories With Cardboard Cutouts

If you’re feeling inspired to surprise a loved one with a memorable gift, we’re here to help.Create your life-size cardboard cutout online and get ready to make someone’s day! We offer cardboard cutout standees in three different materials to suit a variety of needs, and all of our life-size products come with their own stands.

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  • Jason Frank

    Jason Frank is the Co-Founder and Vice President at Cardboard Cutout Standees. After 25 years of selling factory automation he started the company with one of his college roommates. The company has grown to one of the largest providers of large format custom printed products in the United States. Along with the namesake cardboard cutout standees, they also provide BigHeads, Point of Purchase Displays, Wall Murals, and Wall Decals to a diverse client base across the US and Canada. When not focused on the business, you usually find Jason either on the road biking or our in the woods and fields of western Wisconsin.

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