KEY POINTS

  •  National Grandparents Day officially became a holiday in 1979
  • It is, however, not a public holiday
  • It is observed by giving gifts and cards to the grandparents

National Grandparents Day, which is celebrated annually on the first Sunday after Labor Day in the United States, is an opportunity to spend quality time with them and appreciate their contribution to the family.

The day officially became a holiday in 1979. Though not a public holiday, the day is usually observed by giving gifts and cards to the grandparents. Some schools also have art competitions or story-telling activities to celebrate the day.

To celebrate this day, here are a few quotes to share with your grandparents, courtesy of Elite Day and First Cry Parenting-

  • "Grandparenthood is one of life’s rewards for surviving your own children." — Erma Bombeck
  • "Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet." — Gene Perret
  • "What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies." — Rudy Giuliani
  • "Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child's growth as vitamins." — Joyce Allston
  • "In the presence of grandparent and grandchild, past and future merge in the present." — Margaret Mead
  • "Because (grandparents) are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations." — Jimmy Carter
  • “There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.” — Victor Hugo
  • "There is nothing more wonderful than the love and guidance a grandparent can give his or her grandchild." —Edward Fays
  • "Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete." — Marcy DeMaree
  • "Grandmothers are voices of the past and role models of the present. Grandmothers open the doors to the future." — Helen Ketchum
  • "One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather." — Joy Hargrove
  • "Truth be told, being a grandma is as close as we ever get to perfection. The ultimate warm sticky bun with plump raisins and nuts. Clouds nine, ten, and eleven." — Bryna Nelson Paston

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