“It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace.” ~Christopher Morley
When Marian McQuade petitioned Congress to establish National Grandparents Day in 1978, she had a very specific vision in mind as to what the day should represent. The West Virginia mother of 15 (and grandmother to many more) was determined to establish a day which would honor traditions, legacy and history – as well as to encourage families to gather regularly to let generations learn from each other.
Of course, the day is also a wonderful opportunity for us to show our love and gratitude to our grandparents. There is nothing more precious than the relationship between a grandparent and their grandchild, a bond which seems to be immediate and lasting – not to mention remarkably tender. At Port Charlotte Florist, we love that we have an opportunity to celebrate this very special family connection, and have all of the Grandparents Day floral designs that you will need to express your love.
Grandparents think that having grandchildren is a pretty fantastic experience. How do we know? A recent study revealed that 75% of grandparents think that being one is the single most fulfilling and important thing in their life; and a full 90% of grandparents admit that they talk about their grandkids on a daily basis. Seems like a great reason to send your grandparents flowers on September 10!
Many adult children have long suspected that their parents spend much more money on the grandchildren than they ever did on their own kids. Turns out, they are absolutely right! Grandparents will spend upwards of $85 billion dollars on their grandkids annually, with approximately $32 billion going towards their education. But they will tell you that they can’t help it – they just adore those kids!
One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather.
Grandparents Day gives us the opportunity to pay tribute to some of the most amazing people in the world. Send beautiful Grandparents Day floral designs from Port Charlotte Florist to make their day special.