“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” – Alex Haley
Anyone who grew up with a loving grandparent knows just what a gift that is. Even into adulthood, our grandparents remain in our hearts in a way no other person can. It was this special relationship that Marian McQuade sought to memorialize when she campaigned to establish National Grandparents Day in the 1970’s. She was successful in 1978, when Congress declared it a national day of observance.
Marian never intended for the holiday to be a large commercial event, instead urging families to gather once a year to share stories, experiences, love and gratitude. As a family owned and operated shop, City Line Florist understands the importance of celebrating these relationships, and have the beautiful Grandparents Day flowers that make the day even more memorable.
Whether you call her Nana, MiMi or Grams, there is no one like a grandmother. And whether he answers to Pops, PawPaw, or Nonno, your grandfather is a special treasure. But the love and adoration goes both ways – in recent studies, researchers found that an astounding 90% of grandparents find themselves talking about their grandchildren at least once a day – and over three-quarters of them say that becoming a grandparent was the single most fulfilling experience of their life.
When the holiday was established, many families were moving away from their cultural norm of multi-generational families living together. In recent years, we have seen a move towards this tradition returning, as almost 40% of households once again have a grandparent in residence. And grandparents also have a very positive influence on grandchildren – a child who grows up with an involved and loving grandparent is generally more confident and sure of themselves throughout their entire life.
If your grandparents live within driving distance of Trumbull or Fairfield, September 10 is a great time to plan a get together. Whether here locally or across the miles, your grandparents adore you, so let them know that you feel exactly the same way with beautiful Grandparents Day flowers from City Line Florist.