As we say goodbye to summer, and the kids go back to school, it’s time to start thinking about Halloween Decorations, Thanksgiving, and the holiday season. Before we “fall” completely into autumn, there’s an important celebration to observe: Grandparents’ Day. Celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day, Grandparents’ Day is the perfect time to remind grandparents that they’re a valued part of your life with a gift from Ah Sam.
Honoring Grandparents in September
Grandparents’ Day is an official national holiday with the stamp-of-approval from the nation’s government. In the late-seventies, Congress and the president settled on the official date for the holiday, and a proclamation was published. Since then, the holiday has grown in importance each year with activities, gifts, flowers, and cards.
Many families will head out for Sunday brunch since the holiday is on a weekend, and this might mean heading to a grandparent’s favorite restaurant. Maybe there was a local diner where your parents took you as a child, and now you’d like to celebrate with your own kids and your parents on Grandparents’ Day. If your grandparents or parents are well into retirement, they’ll love the fun and socialization of a family dinner.
Flowers are also a traditional part of the Grandparents’ Day celebration, and virtually any sort of bloom is ideal for this holiday. From beautiful roses to ethereal orchids, flowers are a delightful addition to the holiday.
What Flowers are Best for Grandparents’ Day?
The best way to choose flowers for Grandparents’ Day is to think about what sort of flower your grandparent or grandparents love, and choose accordingly. If you know their favorite color, you might choose flowers in that shade. For example, maybe your grandmother has a beautiful blue guestroom at her house where you always stayed as a child when visiting.
You might think about a lovely lantern of garden flowers as a gift that will bring to mind those fun visits and vacations from when you were a child. Flowers are available in every color of the rainbow, so choosing an arrangement based upon someone’s favorite color is easy and fun.
If you have a grandparent who has a green thumb but who hasn’t been so active in the garden lately, you might think about our Urban Nature arrangement. It’s easy to care for and brings a little greenery inside the home.
Make arrangements to visit your grandparents this September, or send them a beautiful bouquet of flowers to let them know you’re thankful for their presence in the lives of your family.