We are seeing more and more about National Grandparents Day every year, I didn’t even know that it existed until last year! It started off in the US in the 70’s where Marian McQuade decided to work towards a day that recognised the qualities of our Grandparents. She saw how tirelessly the grandparents she knew worked to keep families together and working well. She campaigned tirelessly to have a national holiday like Mother’s day and Father’s Day created for Grandparents. President Carter recognised the efforts and Grandparents day was born.
Over the years more and more countries adopted it into their calendar and in 1990 the charity Age Concern introduced it to the UK. It is now celebrated on the first Sunday of October every year. This year it is being celebrated on Sunday the 6th of October.
I don’t know about you, but I was lucky enough that my Grandparents played, and continue to play, a huge part of my upbringing and my life. My parents relied upon them during the holidays, for babysitting and for their endless support, and being one of 5 children it wasn’t exactly an easy task! This holiday is the perfect excuse to treat them to a little something special to let them know how much you appreciate them!
Grandparents day is this Sunday the 6th of October, let your grandparents know just how much they mean to you on this day especially for them!