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Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 7th! The day was initiated by West Virginian Marian Lucille Mc Quade. She had 15 children, 43 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild! She campaigned for this special day to honor grandparents, to give them an opportunity to show love for their children’s children, and to help children become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer.
Celebrating Grandparents Day
Marian envisioned families enjoying small, private gatherings and perhaps even family reunions on this day. She began her campaign for this special day in 1970. After years of much persuasion and persistence, she finally achieved her goal. In 1979 Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first Sunday after Labor Day each year as National Grandparents Day. The month of September was chosen to signify the “autumn” years of life. If you were wondering why there is no apostrophe in the official spelling of Grandparents Day, this was not an oversight! Marian did not envision the holiday as belonging to grandparents. She saw it as a day celebrated by the entire family, a day to connect generations.
Let’s Make a Flower Pot of Adorable Faces
for Grandparents Day!
It is fun for grandchildren to make grandma and grandpa a gift for Grandparents Day! It is sweet to remind them how much we love and appreciate them! Here is a really cute gift the kids can make for Grandparents Day!
Supplies Needed to Make Photo Flowers:
- Colorful Paper
- Pictures of Kids
- Pail or Bucket
- Paper Grass
- Glue Dots or Glue Gun
- Lollipop Sticks
Step One: Cut flower shapes out of colorful paper or use a die cut flower. The kids will have fun cutting out the flowers! They can cut out circles in the middle of the flower for the picture, or just glue the picture on the middle of the flower.
Step Two: Glue picture to the flower.
Step Three: Use a glue dot to adhere the “stem” to the back side of the flower.
Step Four: Tie a cute ribbon around the stick.
Step Five: “Plant” the stem in the Styrofoam. You may have to cut the stems of the flowers in the front so they are a little shorter than the flowers in the back.
Step Six: Follow these steps for each flower. Place paper grass in the pot and there you have it, a flower pot full of adorable faces!
This flower pot will look great displayed in grandma’s kitchen, grandpa’s den or on their bedroom dresser!
We hope you like this DIY project! If you make a flower pot, please post a picture of your project on our facebook page! We would love to see them! Have a wonderful time celebrating Grandparents Day with your families. ChristmasOrnaments.com has a wonderful selection of grandparent Christmas Ornaments that make wonderful gifts for grandma and grandpa!