Grandparents Day is always the first Sunday after Labor Day. So how did Grandparents Day come about? Back in 1970, Marian McQuade, a West Virginia housewife, came up with the idea of a day set aside to encourage families to visit their elderly relatives. With a firm resolve to make it happen, she began lobbying policymakers. McQuade got through to her local Senators, who introduced a resolution to make Grandparents Day a national holiday. It took a while to reach the White House, but finally, in 1978, the resolution declaring National Grandparents Day as the first Sunday after Labor Day, was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter. For more details go to grandparents-day.com/
Do you have a grandparent that you would like to thank? Or one to whom you’d like to say “I love you”? There are so many ways in this day and age to let grandparents know you are thinking of them and appreciate them. And what a surprise for them to get something from you totally unexpected. You can give them a call. You can send them a card. If they are nearby, you can visit them or take them out for lunch or dinner. Or, you can send them a gift. It’s so easy to pick out a gift online and have it sent to them within days. You can make and send them a Grandma and Grandpa Memory Book. How easy it is with electronic media to remind someone special, like your grandparents, that you are thinking of them and that they are loved.
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If your grandparents have a sweet tooth they will enjoy our kringles – which are delightful Danish pastries that come in so many different flavors, you can surely find one that will please your grandparents. We have fruit filled, nut filled and cream cheese filled. And what is so great about kringle is that it freezes well so your grandparent can enjoy a few slices of the kringle when it arrives and save the rest by freezing it to enjoy it at a later date. Or maybe even share it with you!