Happy Grandparent’s Day from all of us here at Arkiver. We hope you spend the day celebrating your Grandparents who are living and take time to remember those who are no longer here with us.
I always celebrated Grandparent’s Day by making a gift and card and showing them how much I loved them. I wanted to learn more about the history of Grandparent’s Day and share it with you.
Grandparent’s Day falls on the Sunday after Labor Day each year. It is not a holiday created by corporate America for the sale of gifts, cards and chocolates.
In 1970, a West Virginia housewife, Marian Lucille McQuade, a mother to 15 and grandmother to 40, initiated a campaign to set aside a day to celebrate and show appreciation for Grandparents. West Virginia Governor Moore declared the first Grandparent’s Day in 1973.
In 1978, President Jimmy Carter and the U.S. Congress passed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparent’s Day. Pictured below is Mrs. McQuade
According to everything I’ve read about Grandparent’s Day, there are three main purposes for the holiday:
- To honor Grandparents
- To give grandparents a day to show love for their children’s children
- To help children learn about the strength and guidance that grandparents can offer
So, what are some ways to celebrate Grandparent’s Day today?
Spend time with your grandparents, have a family dinner and give them a recent photo of you. If your grandma is anything like mine was, then she would love to have updated photos of her grandchildren to display around the house.
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We hope you enjoy the day with family and would love for you to share your family photos with us on Twitter. Tweet them to @Arkiverapp with the hashtag #GrandparentsDay.