Grandparents make the world a brighter place! They share stories, wisdom, and perspective. They spoil us, teach us, and have watched us grow into the people we are today. Whether they live across the street or across the country, you can celebrate your relationship with your grandparents on September 8 with a thoughtful, personal gift. This is your chance to spoil them with what they love best: pictures of their loved ones! Scroll through your favorite photos and create a beautiful grouping of decorative wall art. They will cherish photos of family, friends, and special moments for years to come.
Ways for Kids to Celebrate their Grandparents:
- Walk down memory lane: Long lives contain fascinating and funny stories. Encourage your kids to interview Nana and Pop-Pop. Prepare a few questions to get the ball rolling. Record the interview for generations to come.
What was your favorite thing to do in the summer? How did your family celebrate the holidays? How did you meet each other?
- “I love you because” list: Have the kids write all the things they love about their grandparents and read it aloud on the big day. Email or print a copy so their grandparents may follow along.
You sneak me extra cookies. You taught me how to whistle. You always pat my back until I fall asleep.
- Spend time together: Host a sleepover. If an overnight isn’t possible, schedule a lunch or dinner date instead. Allow plenty of time so they don’t feel squeezed into your busy day.
Ways for Grandparents to Celebrate their Grandchildren:
Choose an activity both you and your grandchildren will enjoy. Personal traditions can help your connection grow and provide a structure for bonding. There are few things better than the anticipation of fun activities shared with those we love. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Start a scrapbook and once a year. Encourage the family to add pictures, write memories, and share a favorite dessert.
- Go to a park and have a picnic. Pass out T-shirts to everyone to hand decorate with a family theme.
- Camp out in the back yard. Make smores and share family stories.
Remember these fun family moments by turning them into decorative, arrangeable PhotoSquares!
#FunFact: National Grandparents Day dates back to 1978 when the U.S. Congress passed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as “a national day to honor those who have helped shape the character of our nation and thank them for their immeasurable acts of love, care, and understanding.”