No bond is more special or unique than the one shared between grandparents and their grandchildren. With a generation spanning between, grandparents and grandchildren bridge the age gap with friendship, mentorship, and camaraderie. Celebrate your grandparents this Grandparents Day on Sunday, September 13, 2015 with flowers, gifts, and fun celebrations.
Marian McQuade, a housewife from Oak Hill, West Virginia, dedicated her life to advocating for the elderly living in nursing homes and educating the youth about the many assets the older generation has to offer along with their society contributions throughout history. Marian McQuade took the idea for a holiday honoring the elderly to her state senator, Jennings Randolph. Senator Randolph introduced a resolution calling for a national holiday in honor of grandparents. On August 3, 1978, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation, officially making Grandparents Day a national holiday to be celebrated annually on the first Sunday of September following Labor Day. President Carter wrote that the purpose of the holiday was to honor grandparents and give grandparents the opportunity to convey their love of their children’s children. In addition, the day was meant to set aside time to teach children about the wisdom, strength, and guidance which the older generation has to offer.
Touch of Love
The original purpose of the holiday is still held today, and we celebrate Grandparents Day with special dinners, gifts, activities, and by spending time with our grandparents or grandparent-like figures. Some people even make a point to spend the day learning about how their grandparents grew up, recording the stories from another era for future generations to enjoy and learn from.
Our professional florists at Blossom Flower Shops look forward to helping you select the perfect gifts for your grandparents this coming Grandparents Day. We have a wide selection of floral arrangements and potted plants that are sure to please. A bouquet like our Touch of Love arrangement will convey your sweetest feelings of affection with watercolor palette of blossoms such as hydrangea and roses artfully arranged in a clear vase. Our Mixed Garden Basket will please a grandparent who loves nature or bird watching with its assortment of blooming plants and bird accents. However your family celebrates Grandparents Day, we wish you a holiday filled love, bonding, and cherished memories.