National Grandparents Day is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day annually. This year, the unofficial holiday falls on Sept. 12.

The day recognized in 1979 is usually observed by giving gifts, expressing love in different ways and spending some quality time with the Nanas and Papas, Grams and Gramps and Bubbes and Zaydes. The first proclamation was released by then-president Jimmy Carter.

To mark the occasion, here are a few quotes to share with your grandparents. (Courtesy: American Grandparents Association and quotegarden)

1. "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

2. "When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window." – Ogden Nash

3. "Every house needs a grandmother in it." – Louisa May Alcott

4. "Grandparenthood is one of life’s rewards for surviving your own children." – Erma Bombeck

5. "Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet." – Gene Perret

6. "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

7. “There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.” – Victor Hugo

8. "There is nothing more wonderful than the love and guidance a grandparent can give his or her grandchild." – Edward Fays

9. "Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete." – Marcy DeMaree

10. “Maybe that is the greatest of wonders: that we can be shaped so much by those we've known closely, and equally by those we've never known at all -- and that we too can change the world long after we've left it.” – Jacob M. Appel

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