11 Sep 2022

5 Amazing Ideas To Celebrate Grandparent’s Day With Your Grandparents And Make Them Feel Super Special!

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Grandparents are important in the lives of children. They provide emotional support and teach children important life skills through their own life experiences. It is important for children to have regular interactions with their grandparents, as this can help shape their development into responsible adults.

Childhood can be a happy time for children but it can also be a time of uncertainty and anxiety. Children need the support of their parents, but they may not always have the emotional maturity or support to deal with issues that may arise in their lives. This is where grandparents come in. 

Grandparents can provide comfort and guidance for children as they grow up and deal with the challenges they face in life. Although the role of a grandparent may be different from that of a parent, it is important for children to develop a strong relationship with their grandparents from an early age. This will help them develop bonds of trust and understanding as they get older and face more challenging situations in life.

Origin Of National Grandparent’s Day

Grandparent’s  Day dates back all the way to 1970. Marian MacQuade started a campaign for Grandparents Day to become a national day. McQuade worked towards raising awareness concerning senior voters and also the contributions they need created throughout history still as inspired the youth to adopt a forebear for a particular period of time. Within the United States, McQuade is recognized by the United States of America Senate, specifically legislator Robert Byrd and Jennings Randolph, as well as President United States President Carter as  the founding father of this holiday.

In 1973, legislator Randolph conferred a resolution to the Senate, requesting Grandparents’ Day to be created a national holiday. However, this move died within the committee that forced McQuade to arrange supporters ANd reach bent on governors, congressmen, and senators among the fifty states urging them to declare their own Grandparents’ Day. At the end of West Virginia’ annual declaration of Grandparents Day by Governor Arch Moore, forty three alternative states followed suit and announced a National Grandparents’ Day.

In February 1977, other senators together with Randolph issued a resolution to the United States Senate to petition for an annual presidential proclamation declaring the 1st Sunday post Labour Day as the official Grandparents’ Day. On August 3rd, 1978, the proclamation was signed by the United States President declaring Grandparents’ Day, an  annual official holiday.

This day is meant to honor all grandparents, no matter how old they are, and to celebrate the special bond that exists between grandparents and their grandchildren. 

For many of us, our grandparents are an important part of our lives. They loved us when we were young, and they continue to be a source of love and support as we grow up and become adults. As we celebrate National Grandparents’ Day this year, it is a good time to reflect on all of the things that we love about our grandparents. These might include their unconditional love, their support of our dreams, and their generosity toward others. 

In celebrating National Grandparents’ Day this year, we also take a moment to remember those who have passed away and those who are no longer with us. We celebrate their lives and express our gratitude for the blessings that they have given us over the years.

5 Amazing Ideas To Celebrate Grandparent’s Day

Though each day spent with your grandparents is indeed a celebration in itself, here are a few amazing ideas on how can you celebrate this Grandparent’s day with your grandparents and make them feel super special:

  1. Cook their favorite meal!

We all might have memories of how our grandparents cooked our favourite meals whenever we visited them on summer vacations or on the weekends. Let’s give them back the same love and care by cooking their favorite meal. 

Ask your parents or take their help to cook up their favorite breakfast, lunch or dinner. Set the table, invite your grandparents to this amazing meal you prepared specially for them and let them just enjoy the meal and your company. 

As old age approaches, little does the importance of materialistic things remain. What grandparents cherish the most is your presence and affection for them, all the time. So enjoy the well set meal and let the supper table be filled with giggles and memories.

  1. Treat Them Out!

Trust us, grandparents love to go out on a short spin with their families and have a quick bite at fast food restaurants while on the way back home. That itself calls for an amazing outing with the family.

So, plan a quick evening drive with them, stop at a restaurant and treat them with the food and desserts of their choice and witness their faces glow with joy and peace. That glow is the true celebration of this day!

  1. Gift Them A Handmade ‘i Love You Because…..’ List!

Grandparents are different. They always love to know and be told how much they mean to you and how much you love them.

What better way to tell them this than making a handwritten list of the number of reasons you love them for. We’re sure you have a million reasons ready for this list. 

Couple this with a bunch of beautiful flowers and you’ll definitely make their day the best one ever. It’s all about giving them unconditional joy and love!

  1. Plan A Sleepover At Their Place!

At the top of most grandparents’ wish list is spending more time with their grandchildren, and what better way to do that than with a sleepover? 

Pick a day that works for the kids and their grandparents, and keep it unplanned so your kids don’t have to go to their grandparents’ house from a play date or party. If an overnight stay is not possible, have your child make an appointment for lunch or dinner.

  1. Have A Family Get Together!

This one has to be the best! Family get-togethers are something that are enjoyed by almost everyone in the family, may it be the family leaders, grandparents, children or cousins. It is a day where the entire family and the extended family comes under one roof to spend time together, eat, talk and have a blessed time. 

As Grandparent’s Day falls on a Sunday each year, this can be the best reason for the entire family to come together and celebrate the day with all the grandparents and grandchildren under the same roof.

Be creative, cut a beautiful cake, play indoor games and have fun with the grandparents and let them witness their generations, all together at one place!

All That Matters Is Love!

All that grandparents desire is the love and care of their grandchildren and family and they deserve it to the highest degree. Show them that you love them unconditionally and you’re there with them, supporting them and caring for them the same way they did when they were young and you needed all the care and attention in the world to grow and be the person you are today.

Happy Grandparent’s Day Everyone!

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