I have to be completely honest with you, I never heard of Grandparents Day. Grandparents hold such a special place in the hearts of many, it’s certainly fitting that one day of the year is set aside to honor them. So how did this all come about? Back in 1970, Marian McQuade, a housewife from West Virginia, came up with the idea to set aside a day that would encourage families to visit their elderly relatives. So she began lobbying to policymakers. She got through to her Senators who introduced a resolution to make Grandparents Day a National Holiday. When it finally reached the White House in 1978, the resolution declaring National Grandparents Day as the first Sunday after Labor Day was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter.
I find it a little sad that this National Holiday isn’t as popular as Mother Day or Fathers Day. You can make the argument that Grandparents are Mothers and Fathers. If you are lucky enough to have your Grandparents around, I am sure you will agree they certainly deserve a special day. Personally, I feel that so many of the elderly are pushed aside and we should celebrate them every day. They are full of information, insight, and can tell some pretty good stories. So whether or not your Grandparents are around today reach out to an elderly person whenever you can. I am sure it will make their day no matter what the date on the calendar says.
That being said, Gifts A GoGo is doing a special give away. Over the next couple of weeks we would love to hear your story of that special Grandparent or Senior on our blog. It could be anything from lessons learned, funny stories, or even a favorite recipe. On September 5th we will announce our winner and this special Golden Delights Gift Basket will be sent to you and perhaps you will share it with your Grandparents or someone special in your life. I am sure it will make their day We look forward to hearing your stories.
Please note: We only ship within the Continental United States and all posts are approved by the Administrators before appearing on the blog. Winner will be notified by email on September 4th.