Thinking about Grandma on Valentine’s Day

By , February 14, 2014 12:52 pm

For years I have been sending my paternal grandma inappropriate animal-themed cards. Often it’s a dog card with a joke about a “bitch,” or maybe a squirrel card with a joke about nuts. She gets a kick out of it, and often takes them to the veterinarian to share with them as well. 

I felt it was a bit risky sending this one… but it had to be done.


Seriously, something must be wrong with me for sending this card to my grandma, but she said she loved it and it made her laugh. Win! 

I love that both of my grandmas have such great senses of humor. Because I joke and tease about a lot of things. Being able to share that with them makes me feel closer, and more open to talk about everything – even the non-joking stuff. I don’t think I would have done well with one of those serious grandmas!

What is/was your relationship with your grandparents like? Would you send this card to a grandparent?

20 Responses to “Thinking about Grandma on Valentine’s Day”

  1. Kiersten says:

    I would NEVER have sent this to my grandma. I loved her so much and we were very close, but she was very conservative and traditional. But honestly, I don’t think she would have gotten what this meant. My Mom and I really wanted to go see Brokeback Mountain, but there was no one else to watch my grandma, so we took her. At the end she said “It’s so nice those cowboys were such good friends.”

  2. Pete says:

    Awesome that you have a close relationship with your grandma! I never really was that close to mine, and I would’ve gotten in trouble for sending anything risque’ to my grandparents.

    But my family comes from a long line of fuddy-duddies… 😉

  3. Erin says:

    Your grandmas are pretty hip and fun 🙂 Mine were….not. At all.

    • kilax says:

      Thanks! LOL, and that is why I asked this… I have heard a lot of stories that’s made me think my grandmas are not like most!

  4. Maggie says:

    My grandparents sadly are all deceased. My last grandparent passed away when I was 21. But I have great memories of them! So while I don’t know if they would have appreciated a card like this, I know my mom would. In fact, I once got her a card she loved so much, she bought it for her best friend. (Or maybe she crossed off my name and signed her own and used the same card … that happens a lot in our family.)

    Picture of two women with conversation bubbles …
    Woman #1: So where are you celebrating your birthday at?
    Woman #2: Don’t end a sentence with a preposition.
    Woman #1: So where are you celebrating your birthday at, Bitch?

    It’s hilarious because my mom is always correcting my grammar.

  5. Aw, I love that you have a special Valentine’s tradition with your grandmother. Unfortunately, all of my grandparents have passed, but I was really close to my maternal grandparents. I often wish my maternal grandfather was still around–he was an engineer and just all around curious guy and I think he would have been very interested in the research I did in grad school.

  6. Anne says:

    My aunt and I send cards like that. She first sent me a dirty birthday card when I turned maybe 25 or 26 and I was shocked because so much of my family is very reserved (or repressed, we ARE Catholic ha!), I just didn’t expect it. I do joke around with my Grandma, but because she’s still super Catholic, we keep it clean.

    The card I sent my parents involved a cat eating love birds – my dad appreciated the “dark” Valentine’s Day humor, especially Jude’s note about wanting to eat the cat.

  7. Losing Lindy says:

    wouldn’t be able to send it to my Grandma nor my Mom

  8. jan says:

    First off, that card is hysterical. Secondly, I love that you can send it to your grandma!! I’m sure she’ll love it.

  9. Kristina says:

    That is AWESOME! I love the expression on the other cat’s face.

    I gave my dad a really inappropriate bday card a few years ago – two old guys talking and one says to the other that he’s on Viagra. The other one says something about it being dangerous, and then the guy on Viagra said “Hey, if she dies, she dies”. Terrible but I still remember it and my dad AND mom thought it was hysterical.

  10. Michele says:

    Both sets of my grandparents are gone, been gone for a while. My parents were the youngest of both of their families of 10 and 6. I had cousins and second cousins before I was even born!!

    I wouldn’t have sent my grandparents any of those cards. My maternal grandmother was a very religious German woman, so there’s no way in hell I’d send her one!! (She’s probably rolling over in her grave as we speak!!)

    I do send those silly cards to my parents though! They love that stuff. And I send some to you…and Pam occasionally!!!

  11. Heather says:

    Both my grandmas died when I was little, but my husband’s grandmother only passed a couple years ago and she pretty much adopted me. While she did say some funny and inappropriate things I think sending something like this would have killed me – but at the same time I find it hysterical!

  12. Ha ha!!! The card made me laugh. I am still laughing. Good one.

    My grandparents died a long time ago and no I wouldn’t have sent them this card. It makes me smile that you have such a close and great relationship with them.

  13. Mica says:

    Ha, that’s pretty funny! I think it’s great that you have that kind of relationship with your grandparents. I don’t have any anymore, so I’m not sure if I would send that kind of card to mine now or not. I’d like to think I would!

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