"Something magical happens when parents turn into grandparents"
We all remember the day, that we were told we would become grandparents. It's the best feeling in the world, right? As grandparents, we have more patience, can laugh more, we realize that dishes can wait, laundry can wait to be folded, etc. when our grandchildren want us to play with them. We truly know how fast time flies by and there is nothing more precious to us than spending time (virtual or in-person) with our grandchildren.
Did you know that there is an official Grandparents Day? West Virginian native, Marian McQuade, passed the US Senate to proclaim a special day for grandparents in 1978. That same year, President Jimmy Carter signed the bill into law proclaiming special recognition for grandparents throughout the land.
Traditionally observed on the first Sunday after Labor Day, National Grandparents Day is celebrated this year on Sunday, September 11, 2022.
Grandparents Day remains a great excuse for family get-togethers: marked with greeting cards (homemade is even better), flower bouquets, special Grandparents gifts (homemade or bought), a special Facetime call or dinners in their honor. We all love to feel special and remembered and nothing makes us feel like that than to remember us on "our day".
If gift giving is your thing, we came up with some great gift ideas for the Grandparents in your kids' lives.
We LOVE the sentiment! Order early at this Etsy link. The company offers a lot of great personalized and custom gifts for grandparents.
We may have outgrown our teddy bears but a Teddy Bear Robe never! It's the ultimate bath and lounging companion. It can be purchased at this Pottery Barn link.
We love these laser engraved 20oz Yeti tumblers, personalized with the names and font of your choice. Etsy has a lot of cute personalized gifts for grandparents and the tumblers can be found at this link. Order early.
These are so adorable and can be made into a necklace or a keychain that is sured to be used daily. You can personalize with different Grandma names: Gigi, Mimi, Nana & Grandma. The sweet gift can be purchased on Etsy at this link.
A thoughtful guided journal to nurture the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren. Makes a special keepsake gift and can be found at this link.
This dainty, handmade bracelet is perfect to wear everyday. It's the perfect sentimental gift that grandma will cherish. It's custom engraved with your actual handwriting and can be found at this link on Etsy.
The season of cozy is approaching and this vintage-looking glass acorn candle will warm any grandparents heart. After the candle is consumed it can be used to hold tea bags, paperclips or potpourri. It can be found here at Pottery Barn.
An entertaining must have made of Acacia wood. Be sure to read Nana Alison's recent post on fun ways to create a charcuterie board and share tips with grandparents. This can be purchased here at Pottery Barn.
An adorable and fun way to stay in touch with grandchildren to let them know how much you love them and for those who you don't see very often! Created by best selling author Marianne Richmond. Kids will LOVE getting these little notes in the mail. They can be purchased here on Amazon.
This super sweet pillow comes in many different sizes and colors to choose from. It can be personalized however you'd like and we personally like how you can add the year. What a super cute way to announce a pregnancy or as a beautiful keepsake for the grandparents. You can purchase this on Etsy here.
This beautiful McKenzie Child's teapot is stunning and will make a truly special gift! It can be found here on Amazon. A beautiful way to thank Grandma and Grandpa for all they do.
This is a cute way to announce the pregnancy of a new grandchild! It can be purchased at this link.
For the grandparents that have everything. These beautiful flowers make quite a statement with 40 stems of farm fresh flowers! Shipping is free and can be purchased at this link. If you enter your email on their site they offer you 15% off your order. Mimi Jackie has ordered from them several times and has loved her flowers each time.
The sweetest gift to give to celebrate the loving relationship between grandparent and child! A unique love that transcends the years. Willow Tree Grandmother, Sculpted Hand-Painted Figure can be purchased at this link.
are those who
Spoil and Snuggle
Hug and Hope
Pray and Pamper
for they shall be called
Wishing you all a very Happy Grandparent's Day! We hope you can spoil and snuggle, hug and hope, pray and pamper your grandchildren each and every day!
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