The History of Grandparents Day

National Grandparents Day is celebrated on September 10, 2017, but do you know where the holiday originated from?

Marian McQuade first brainstormed the idea of honoring the elderly with a “Grandparents Day,” which later became a nationally recognized holiday in 1978.

While mothers and fathers are the main source of nurturing in a child’s life, grandparents can have a profound effect on his or her upbringing.

Another reason to celebrate our grandparents on Grandparents Day is because they can help raise us and shape us into the people we will become. With both parents entering the workforce in many more households, coupled with rising daycare costs, retired grandparents have become a dependable source of daily child care, meaning they can be much more prominent in children’s lives. While they’ve already raised a family of their own, most grandparents are willing and even eager to take part in their grandchildren’s care and development.

Make sure to wish the grandparents in your life a Happy Grandparents Day!

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