The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy. —Sam Levenson
In 1970, Marian McQuade from West Virginia wanted to bring awareness to the loneliness of the elderly in nursing homes, she also wanted to encourage grandchildren to tap into the wisdom and heritage that only their grandparents could provide. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed National Grandparents Day would be celebrated the first Sunday after Labor Day. Marian McQuade herself had 40 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren!
The flower of National Grandparents Day is the forget-me-not. Ironically they bloom in the spring, so you’re out of luck. I’m sure your grandparents would appreciate any of the beautiful flowers in bloom right now though. Print out this free printable, pop it in a beautiful frame and grab a bouquet of flowers and your all set. (pssst… come back on Friday and we’ll have a card for you too!)
I designed this print last year for my Etsy shop. I decided to make it available this year for free! It’s available in two color combinations. Orange and Red or Pink and Orange.
Enjoy and happy Grandparents Day!
I have this artwork in my Society6 shop. You can get it on a t-shirt, throw pillow, tote bag and more!
Get more Grandparents Day activity and gift ideas on our Pinterest board!