NOT being able to see relatives has been tough for many families during lockdown.

That's why we want to give you the chance to lift your child's and their grandparents' spirits with a special message in the paper, published last week.

We were inundated with heartfelt messages from youngsters who can't wait to see their grandparents again. 

Here is a just a small selection of your lovely images and messages:

Alyssa Hempson, age two, from Orford: "Miss you so much nanny, can't wait for a cuddle! Love you lots, your Dolly Dot."

Alyssa Hempson, age two, from Orford:
Community contributor

Billy Higginson, age two, from Orford: "I can't wait to see my nanny and grandad, I miss them so much. Stay safe, we will see each other soon!"

Billy Higginson, age two, from Orford:
Michelle Morris

Carter Brown, age two, from Orford: "To nanna, grandma and grandad Rednut and grandma and grandad- I can’t wait to see you all for a big cuddle. Love you so much! Stay safe."

Carter Brown, age two, from Orford:
Karen Edmonds

Alfie and Emilia Emmerson, aged five and five weeks, from Birchwood: "We miss our nana and granddads. We can’t wait for cuddles again soon."

Alfie and Emilia Emmerson, aged five and five weeks, from Birchwood:
Rachel Emmerson

Lily, Annie and Joseph Roberts, aged 12, 10 and four, from Paddington: "Sorry we can't be with you but we will have a party as soon as we can! Love you and miss you lots."

Lily, Annie and Joseph Roberts, aged 12, 10 and four, from Paddington:
Jane Roberts

Jacob and Hugo Mawdsley, aged seven and three, from Fearnhead: "We miss you so much nanna."

Jacob and Hugo Mawdsley, aged seven and three, from Fearnhead:
Beth Leigh

Kian Paul Reynolds from Birchwood: "I miss my nanna Alice and nanna Linda and grandad Gordon lots and lots and I can't wait till I can see them again."

Kian Paul Reynolds from Birchwood:
Nicola Reynolds

Leyla Baylam, age six, from Callands: "Miss you nanna mc, nanna wilk and grandad wilk. Can’t wait for lots of cuddles."

Leyla Baylam, age six, from Callands:
Leyla Baylam

Alfie-Joe Cogley, age one, Howley: "I love you and I'm missing you so much Nanna and Grandad. I've been painting you lots of pictures I can't wait for you too see them."

Alfie-Joe Cogley, age one, Howley:
Dannielle Mundry

Jack Palmer, aged two, from Bewsey: " Missing his “Mar-Mar” and “Grand-dand” so much. He asks every morning if they are still “busy” and if their front door is still “broken” which is why he thinks we can’t go and see them."

Jack Palmer, aged two, from  Bewsey:
Lorna Green

Louie and Ethan Johnson, aged 13 and 10 from Great Sankey, and Maicy Lewis, aged nine, from Penketh: "We miss you so much Nannie and Grandie. We can't wait for fun sleepovers at your house soon."

Louie and Ethan Johnson, aged 13 and 10 from Great Sankey, and Maicy Lewis, aged nine, from Penketh:
Melissa Johnson

Jake and Harry Osborne, aged 13 and six, from Orford: "We miss you so much Nanna Pat and Grandad Don. We cant wait to come and make lots of noise at your house and steal all your biscuits. Sending lots of love and kisses."

Jake and Harry Osborne, aged 13 and six, from Orford:
Marianne Osborne

Alfie Hughes and Owen Balmer, aged 11 and eight months, from Orford: "We miss our nanny so much! She’s the best nanny in the world."

Alfie Hughes and Owen Balmer, aged 11 and eight months, from Orford:
Annie Hughes

Maisie Clare, age 10, from Longford: "Gramma and grandad, I can’t wait to give you both a great big squeeze soon. Love you lots."

Maisie Clare, age 10, from Longford:
Michelle Clare

Cai and Hollie Davies, aged eight and nine, from Sankey: "We miss you Nanna and Grandad Davies and Gran and Grandad Chappell. We can’t wait for kisses and cuddles. See you soon. Keep safe. We love you all."

Cai and Hollie Davies, aged eight and nine, from Sankey:
Community contributor

Ava Taylor-Monaghan, age one, Dallam: "See you very soon Nana Edna. I love you to the moon and back."

Ava Taylor-Monaghan, age one, Dallam:
Abbie Monaghan

Matilda Polejko, age one, Bewsey: "I miss you, Grandma and Grandad! I can not wait for sloppy kisses and cuddles with you soon."

Matilda Polejko, age one, Bewsey:
Jessica Gallagher

Hollie and Grace Styles, aged six and four, from Latchford: "We miss you nan and grandad Styles and love you lots, see you soon."

Hollie and Grace Styles, aged six and four, from Latchford:
Kimberley Styles

Huxley and Wilbur Bate, age three from Longbarn: "Can’t wait for cuddles and biscuits with Great Nanny Margaret & Grandad Pete again very soon."

Huxley and Wilbur Bate, age three from Longbarn:
Leah Swift-Bate

Jacob Alexander and Olivia Grace Quirk, aged 10 and 20 months, from Whittle Hall: "We miss you so much nanny and grandad! We can’t wait for hugs and kisses, until we can meet again."

Jacob Alexander and Olivia Grace Quirk, aged 10 and 20 months, from Whittle Hall:
Katie Quirk

Dexter Gough, age 6, from Bewsey: "Misses his great grandad very much. Can't wait for Sunday roasts together again."

Dexter Gough, age 6, from Bewsey:
Victoria Gough

Andrew Dyas, age seven, from Orford: "To grandad and grandma Carbo- I miss my best friends and can’t wait to be able to come and see you every week as we usually do. Stay safe. I love you and miss you both."

Andrew Dyas, age seven, from Orford:
Katie Acton

Charlie Barnes, age seven weeks, from Great Sankey: "I miss you nana and grandad. Gutted I haven't got to spend more time with you since I was born but we will make up for it very soon!"

Charlie Barnes, age seven weeks, from Great Sankey:
Hollie Ritchie

Eva and Hope Hook ,aged six and 10 weeks, from Sankey bridges: "Missing nannie Jane so much. They can’t wait for big snuggles and kisses. We love you so much."

Eva and Hope Hook ,aged six and 10 weeks, from Sankey bridges:
Clare Hook

Annabelle and Max Howard, aged six and four, from Chapelford: "We miss our grandmas and grandads. We can’t wait for a cuddle! Love you all."

Annabelle and Max Howard, aged six and four, from Chapelford:
sarah Howard

Harry Quirk, age six, from Orford: "Miss you Grandad, cant wait to come to your house again."

Harry Quirk, age six, from Orford:
Clare Quirk

Maisie Hardman, age nine months, from Orford: "Nana and grandad, the king and queen of our family, we miss you so much it hurts."

Maisie Hardman, age nine months, from Orford:
Hollie Hardman

Finley and Freya Lowndes, aged four and three, from Great Sankey: "We love and miss you nanna Carol, nanna Crissy and Pops."

Finley and Freya Lowndes, aged four and three, from Great Sankey:
Community contributor

Aaliyah Awad, aged three, from Orford: "Missing you so much nana and grandad cant wait to see you again and give you a big hug. Love you both all the world."

Aaliyah Awad, aged three, from Orford:
Caroline AWAD

Finley Brooks, age four, from Great Sankey: "Misses his great grandma and his nana and granddad very much. He loves them lots and lots."

Finley Brooks, age four, from Great Sankey:
Community contributor

Lottie Doodson, age eight, from Lower Walton: "To nan and grandad. Thank you for being the best grandparents. You're both so much fun, kind and caring and give the best cuddles. You help with school drop offs, look after me during the school holidays and I love my sleepovers." I miss you so much, lots of love Lottie x x x

Lottie Doodson, age eight, from Lower Walton:
Becky Doodson

Louie Royle age 11, from Cinnamon Brow, and Jenson Holmes, aged five, Great Sankey: "We miss our nannie Sharon, grandad Alan and our great grandparents Steve and Eve, very much. Can’t wait for cuddles soon."

Louie Royle age 11, from Cinnamon Brow, and Jenson Holmes, aged five, Great Sankey:
Lauren Royle

Dakota and Clayton Wheat aged nine and seven, from Orford: "We miss you nannie and grandad."

Dakota and Clayton Wheat aged nine and seven, from Orford:
Keisha Wheat

Edith Elizabeth Grimshaw, age six weeks, from Latchford: "Nanna , Pops, gran, grandad- I may of only had chance to have a few snuggles with since I’ve been born but I love you all the world and miss you so much."

Edith Elizabeth Grimshaw, age six weeks, from Latchford:
Michelle Jones

Lucas and Lyla Robinson, age four and three weeks, from Penketh: "We miss nana Shine, grandad Johnny, great grandad Brian, great gran, great Pops, great grandma Joan & grandad Tony so much."

Lucas and Lyla Robinson, age four and three weeks, from Penketh:
Sarah Jane

Shea Dandy, age 21 months, from Sankey Bridges: "Nanny, grandad, and Charlie the cat, I love you so much."

Shea Dandy, age 21 months, from Sankey Bridges:
Sarah Dandy

Carter Brown, aged two, from Orford: "I’m waiting for the world to be safe again so I can have big cuddles off my Nanna, Grandma & Grandad Rednut and Grandma & Grandad. Please stay home so I can see them soon. I miss them so so much."

Carter Brown, aged two, from Orford:
Karen Edmonds

Olivia-Mae and Hugo Stoll, aged nine and two, from Culcheth: "Miss you Granny, Gramps, Nan and Grandad loads and loads."

Olivia-Mae and Hugo Stoll, aged nine and two, from Culcheth:
Dominique Stoll