Grandparents Day 2021 is right around the corner. Celebrate the special day with your grandma and grandpa by indulging in their favorite hobby or trying something new together!
It’s been hard to spend time with loved ones over the past two years, especially when it comes to our grandparents. Fortunately, Grandparents Day is right around the corner! While many people might still not be able to spend the day with their grandparents right now during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many ways to show them you care. Be sure to share your social distancing ideas for this special day on your favorite family app!
In the United States, National Grandparents Day always falls on the first Sunday after Labor Day, so in 2021, the holiday takes place on Sunday, September 12th. It was created due to the efforts of Marian McQuade, who started campaigning for its creation in the 1970s. Soon after, in 1978, President Jimmy Carter made it official with the National Grandparents Day holiday.
The holiday’s official flower is the forget-me-not, and its official song is ‘A Song for Grandma and Grandpa’ by Johnny Prill. But this year, it might be more fun for your grandparents to celebrate them with their favorite songs from years past and flowers from your garden.
There’s never been a better time to show your grandma and grandpa you appreciate them! If you’re able to be close to them this year, here are a few ways to enjoy the day. Share your Grandparents Day activities on FamilyApp with other givers!
If you can't be with your grandparents in person, you can send them some fantastic gifts! You may want to make a Grandparents Day card or write them a note on a piece of paper. A special keepsake, like a mug or keychain with a digital photo imprinted on it, can be the best gift of all! Grandma would love a handmade necklace or drawing. You could show off your baking skills and deliver them a basket with a gourmet selection of baked goods like banana bread, baklava, shortbread, or chocolate chip cookies. If it’s one of your grandparents’ recipes, it’s even better! Delicious dark chocolate is also an excellent choice.
A simple Facetime call can also be a great way to catch up and let them know they’re appreciated. It's also a wonderful time to share the joy of their favorite book, activity, or meal. No matter what you do, make sure you connect with your family members in meaningful ways.
Coronavirus has made it an isolating year for many people, and it’s especially true when it comes to senior citizens. Fortunately, whether or not you’re spending time together this year, there are ways to show them you care! Do you have any Grandparents Day ideas? Tell us about them in our comments! A small act of kindness can go a long way towards making them feel loved.