When my children were little, it was a 'thing': Every year we brought them an ornament, and every year they hung their ornaments on the tree. When they were old enough to strike out on their own, the ornaments were given to them for their own tree, so that they had a collection of ornaments that came with happy memories already attached.
Grandma Violet made one of these toy soldiers for each of the children.
They were tags on gifts.
My son sent me a video. "How long do you think the batteries last in these things?"
The answer appears to be 'up to 31 years...'
She was a wonderful grandmother. A wonderful great grandma. I am sure that she would have been just as wonderful as a great great grandmother.