It all started with a lady by the name of Marian McQuade. She was recognized by the U.S. Senate and Jimmy Carter for her efforts in educating youth of the contributions seniors have made in the past. Because of her efforts, Grandparents Day became official in the U.S. in 1978 and in Canada in 1995.
Silly enough, the flower representing Grandparents Day is the Forget-Me-Not, which blooms in the springtime, only in gardens and is not available in September.
But, let’s be honest here, your grandparents would be thrilled with any type of flowers or floral arrangement. A nice seasonal bouquet to put in their favourite vase is surely to make them smile.
Call your grandparents, go for a visit, enjoy their company & stories and if you’re lucky Grandma will have some cookies! 🙂