Falling on September 8th annually, National Grandparents Day is possibly the most charming US observance. It's a day for families to get together and for grandchildren (young and old!) to honor their good ol' grandma and grandpa. Celebrated throughout the country, it even has an official song and flower!
A Brief History of Grandparents Day
First proposed in the 1970s, National Grandparents Day was signed into law in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter. Some people believe it was a man named Michael Goldgar who first proposed this day of observance; others believe it was a West Virginian housewife named Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade. No matter the source, the day is a time to honor grandparents with kind actions, thoughtful gifts, and special school activities!
How to Celebrate
Your kids might simply gift a card to their grandparents that contains a personal message written from the heart. They may call grandma on the phone to tell her how much they love her or help prepare grandpa's favorite meal and invite him to dinner. School-age children may invite their grandparents into class for a day to take part in special lessons or assemblies. They may tell stories in class about their grandparents' lives.
Gifting forget-me-not flowers is a sweet, symbolic gesture, as these are the official blooms of Grandparents Day. And if your kids play the day's official tune, Johnny Pill's "A Song for Grandma and Grandpa", they'll be the apple of grandma's eye!
Make it a Grandparents Day to Remember
At Fun Sign Factory, we know that family matters; we recognize this with our novelty and personalized family signs. And we have a great line of grandparents signs that are perfect for gifting on this special day. Choose a sign with a sentimental quote or have us create a custom design made just for Mawmaw and Pawpaw!