As September approaches, and we begin to prepare for fall holidays, be sure to add Grandparents Day to your calendar. Observed on the first Sunday after Labor Day, this special occasion has taken on great meaning for many families since its advent in the 1970s. It was begun for several purposes: to honor grandparents, to recognize the guidance and wisdom older people can share with children, and to provide an opportunity for grandparents to show love to their children’s children. One original tradition from this day was the giving of Forget-Me-Nots. Trias Flowers recommends updating this trend to include flowers that reflect special meaning to your grandparents or within your family. Read More about Honoring Our Beloved Elders Through Flowers
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. ~Alex Haley
Grandparents Day is observed on the first Sunday after Labor Day. In the early 1970's, a West Virginia mother and grandmother named Marian McQuade started a one-woman crusade to see a day established to honor the legacy and contributions of our grandparents, and she saw her dream realized when Jimmy Carter made the holiday official in 1978.
Marian didn't hope for parades and press coverage - rather her vision was to encourage family togetherness and the preservation of personal histories and legacies. Her perfect day included reunions and get-togethers attended by many generations, to inspire conversation, story telling and sharing. Of course, she also hoped that grandchildren would take the opportunity to get to know the older generation, and to express their love and appreciation for them. It is in this spirit that Trias Flowers offers the Grandparents Day collection, guaranteed to make them smile! Read More about Grandparents Day Florals
Since 1978, we have celebrated Grandparent’s Day in September, but these cherished members of the family are loved all year round. It is said that grandmothers never run out of hugs and cookies; while there is no stronger… Read More about Grandparent’s Day Gifts and Flowers