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Category: Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day Gifts and Ideas

Published September 07, 2015        by Matt

Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, Poppa... Whatever you call them I'm sure you have fond memories of your grandparents. Show them how much you care by honoring them on Grandparents Day! Give them a call, make them a card or send them a gift - any token of your love will surely be appreciated. If you no longer have any grandparents, consider visiting or volunteering at a local nursing home. Grandparents Day History The movement for a National Grandparents Day originated with Marian McQuade, a housewife from West Virginia. Her primary motivation was to champion the cause of lonely elderly in nursing homes. She also hoped to persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage their grandparents could provide. President Jimmy Carter, in 1978, proclaimed that National Grandparents Read more

Children Craft Ideas For Grandparents Day

Published September 02, 2015        by Matt

Did you know that September 13 is Grandparent's Day this year? It's a day dedicated to making time for your elders and showing them that they are truly appreciated for all that they have done. What better way to show them that you care than to make them homemade Grandparent's Day gifts? Here are a few craft ideas that your kids will not only have fun with, but that their grandparent's will absolutely adore. Image courtesy of Kimberlykv on Creative Commons Play with Clay Sculpture Having fun with art Whether done at home or on a crafty outing, handled by a professional or managed by little hands, it is a great way to enjoy a couple hours of any day. Grandparents and grandchildren alike can enjoy in the fun that comes from making something from Read more

Grandparent's Day Gift Ideas

Published July 25, 2012        by Sarah

Grandparents: they spoil us, they love us, they cherish us in a way that only parents of parents can.  If you are lucky enough to have grandparents in your life, or if your children are, remember to thank them and show them your appreciation on Grandparents Day. Grandparents Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of September: if you get stuck, just remember 3 S’s.  We can thank Marian McQuade of West Virginia for this special day: she is considered the founder of National Grandparents Day and her goal was to teach younger generations about the contributions of senior citizens to society.  She tirelessly contacted senators, representatives, and governors, and within 3 years, she had resolutions from 43 states proclaiming a Grandparents Day.  The US Congress finally issued a National Read more

Great Gifts for Grandparents

Published September 03, 2010        by Rae Ann

If you asked grandparents what they would like for Grandparent's Day's, the answer you would hear most is "A Vist".  Spending time with your grandma and grandpa is the best gift you could give them.  But if they live far away, a heartfelt gift along with a message of love would also warm their hearts. Here are some more Grandparent's Day gifts: 1. A Handmade Gift - Have children make a homemade card or poem for their grandparents.  Including pictures makes it even more special.  If you're an adult grandchild, you could make them a no-sew fleece project like a blanket, scarf, or pillow.  Anything you made yourself will be special to your grandparents. 2. A Photo Book - Companies like Snapfish and Shutterfly make scrapbooking easy!  Just upload your favorite photos, then pick fun Read more

Hug in a Card - Grandparent's Day Craft

Published August 26, 2010        by Rae Ann

Grandparent's Day is coming quick!  Do you have your card made yet? Grandparents love cards made by little hands.  Here's one that sends along a hug!  And if you want an extra special item to send along with the card, check out our Gifts for Grandparent's Day. This fun and easy craft will surely bring lots of smiles to Grandma and Grandpa this year! What you need: Construction paper (4) 9" x 12" sheets (your choice of colors for the base of the card, shirt color, skin color and hearts) Googly eyes (large) Kid-safe scissors and adult scissors Ruler Glue (or double-stick tape) 3D paint (optional) Markers Coffee cup (use as a circle stencil) Newspaper to cover your work area How to do it: Choose a color of construction paper to be the base of the card. Looking Read more