"What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars’ worth of pleasure." Gene Perret
Grandparents Day was officially approved by Congress in 1978. The holiday was the brainchild of Marian McQuade - a mother and grandmother herself - and was to be celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day, which this year falls on September 10.
Marian envisioned a day full of family history and sharing. She encouraged people to spend the day enjoying reunions with extended families, giving elders an opportunity to impart wisdom and share family stories. Through these activities, McQuade hoped that the younger generations would come to greater appreciate their history and legacy, as seen through the lives of their grandparents. The desire to maintain a connection between the generations was inspired by more and more American families abandoning the tradition of many generations under one roof. Read More about Beautiful Grandparents Day Flowers