Grandparents Day – History and Fun Facts

Oct 8, 2015, 17:18 PM by User Not Found
blog-grandparents-dayMillions of Americans celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day each year. However between stopping off for fresh flowers and scrumptious treats, or shopping for fun new ties or flashy cufflinks, when do they take time to show appreciation for their grandparents? Did you know that National Grandparents Day is an actual holiday that has been celebrated in the United States since 1979?

Today there are 7,000,000 grandparents in the U.S. alone, with an average age of 48. (Tweet this statistic) It’s important that we take time out of our busy days to connect with our cherished grandparents. One of the top mentioned methods of communicating with grandchildren is via telephone. Nearly 33% of grandparents use a cell phone regularly to speak with their grandchildren. (Tweet this statistic) If you have a grandparent who could benefit from a little extra attention, particularly around their health, think about an easy-to-use cell phone as a Grandparents Day gift. Not only can they stay up to date on your latest adventures by admiring photos you send them, they can also stay informed of their well-being by accessing easy-to-use health and medical apps, or simply have peace of mind knowing they can easily access medical attention in the event of an emergency.

With everything that grandparents do, it’s no surprise that there should be a day dedicated to honoring those who have paved the way and have been a rock for many families. If you haven’t celebrated Grandparents Day in the past, choose this year as the time to start showing your appreciation. After all, no one spoils a child better than a grandparent.

Grandparents' Day Infographic