Healthy Ways to Celebrate National Grandparents Day
9 September, 2017

Healthy Ways to Celebrate National Grandparents Day

The National Grandparents Day is a wonderful opportunity to honor the members of the older generation who still take care of the youngest members of their families. This year Grandparents Day is celebrated on September 10 and motivates the US children to tell warm words to their grandparents. You will be surprised but this holiday is particularly useful for health as close grandchildren-grandparents relationship help to avoid depression, stress, and many other disorders. Therefore, such holidays should always be encouraged by community governments.

Nowadays, grandparents are particularly involved in the lives of their grandchildren. Sometimes, they even live in the same house trying to provide the younger generation with support and care. These people possess the life wisdom, and they are glad to share it with their children and grandchildren. Needless to say, they are ready to sacrifice their comfort and even lives for the sake of their close people. All their words and conversations are filled with warmth and understanding. Having a grandkid, they are able to provide him with the atmosphere of care and support. Undoubtedly, such devotion deserves at least one-day celebration.

The song and flower of The National Grandparents Day

In 2012, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation of this Holiday since it followed the aspirations of many people who value their grandparents. Surprisingly, but The National Grandparents Day has its own song and flower. This song is called “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa,” and the flower is forget-me-not. Both symbols were chosen by the National Grandparents Day Council.

Ideas how to spend the holiday

As for the activities, on should admit that, usually, grandparents do not care about them; they just want to spend time with their children. However many schools celebrate this day in a unique manner. The students invite their grandparents to school and organize the concerts, competitions, and many other activities. They try to spend these days as creative as possible so that their grandparents could be proud of them.

Some children prepare interesting gifts to their parents and present them on a holiday. However, almost all grandparents admit that the handwritten letter from a grandkid is the best present for them. Also, one may do some sweets such as banana bread or blueberry cake.

Personally, I believe that the best present for every grandparent is to spend more time together. If your grandfather is a football fan, feel free to visit some football match together, and I assure you that a happy smile will not leave his face throughout the whole day. They do not need too much to be happy. It really does not matter what present you are going to prepare, just show your grandparents that you appreciate their presence in your life and caring for you.

If you do realize the importance of grandparents in your life just visit them and say “Thank you” for all they do for you. Do not forget to appreciate all the wisdom and joy that grandparents bring to your life.

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