Send the Leinster Express your message and photo to grandparents for publication
Sneaky treats, hugs and tickles. It’s the simplest of pleasures that bond grandparents with their grandchildren.
And with most of the country’s over-70s cocooning in response to the coronavirus pandemic, they are missing their little companions dearly.
With that in mind the Leinster Express sent a call-out to all Laois parents to send in photos and messages from their little ones to their grandparents for us to publish in the paper and online.
Well you responded in droves and we have been running weekly pages of sweet photos, like the one above which was sent in by grandparents Hilary and Gordon Shore from Portlaoise, who are really missing all their lovely grandchildren.
The picture is from their golden wedding anniversary celebrations last year.
Week 4 is out in this week's Leinster Express paper in shops now.
The good news is demand is so high that we are continuing our pages of photos and greetings for next Tuesday's newspaper May 5, with only a couple of spaces remaining.
If your children would like to send a special greeting to their grandparents send a photo and message, with all their names and where they are from.
Send your messages and photos now to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word grandparents in the subject box.