Thanks to Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade of Oak Hill, West Virginia, the National Grandparents’ Day is celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. McQuade, a mother of 15 children, 40 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren founded and initiated the campaign in 1970. She made it her goal to educate the youth in the community about the important contributions seniors have made throughout history. She also urged the youth to “adopt” a grandparent, not just for one day a year, but rather for a lifetime. Grandparents’ Day is a day to remember and show your grandparents how much you love and appreciate them in your own special way.
Grandparents appreciate every gift they receive from their near and dear ones. It doesn’t matter to them if it’s expensive, economical or homemade. The thought and emotions that go behind those gifts make their day and bring a priceless smile to their faces. What’s important is we remember them not just on this special day dedicated to them, but all year round.
Sometimes it is hard to find the perfect gift for grandparents, since many of them seem to have pretty much everything! Some people love to prepare a get-together luncheon, tea, or dinner in their grandparents honor. Some don’t have that privilege because they’re miles apart. For those who are far from their grandparents presence and have no way to express their thoughts and feelings in a more personal manner, a virtual and instant way to get to their hearts is through E-cards. You can personally choose designs that would best represent your feeling for them and convey to them how much they mean to you. Just make sure that they know how to access their emails.
You can send across delectable gifts such as chocolates, cakes and various other goodies that your grandparents would really enjoy and find enticing. You can also gift them rejuvenating Spa hampers and personal care hampers as they make for a thoughtful gift.
Whether it is for expressing your love or as a gesture of affection, flowers are the perfect gift for any occasion as they are appreciated by one and all. You can send across beautiful floral arrangements to your grandparents and light up their day. It’s the best way to express the warmth you harbor within.
Another great gifting idea for Grandparents’ Day is to give your grandparents custom-made picture frames. In fact, you can even put personalized messages and add a personal touch to the frames by putting in family pictures taken over the years. This is something that they will truly cherish and will always remind them of those special moments they have shared with you.
You can also send them books related to the things they love most such as gardening, knitting, cooking, carpentry etc.
So this Grandparents’ Day on 9th September, gift them something truly heartwarming and thoughtful and make this day extremely memorable for them.