The Grandparent’s Day holiday was inspired Marian McQuade. Mrs. McQuade was blessed with dozens of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and this brought much joy to her and her husband. Inspired by her own family, Mrs. McQuade got the idea that grandparents should have their own holiday to celebrate the blessings of having grandchildren. The Grandparent’s Day holiday idea was born.
An Official U.S. Holiday
While it was celebrated unofficially for years, in 1979, President Jimmy Carter made Grandparent’s Day an official federal holiday. It is now celebrated the Sunday that follows Labor Day every year in the U.S.
Grandparent’s Day offers grandchildren the opportunity to show appreciation for those special elders in their lives. Few family members give more unconditional love and understanding than grandparents. Flowers symbolize love, appreciation and thoughtfulness. Giving flowers for Grandparent’s Day will show how much you care; here are some wonderful gift giving ideas:
Regal, Elegant Lilies
Lilies are elegant distinctively beautiful and awe-inspiring. These large, stately blooms signify positive energy, hope and renewal. Their energy is uplifting and they are sure to brighten your grandparents’ day. The lily is available in many species and and colors such as the white and pink stargazer lily, trumpet-like calla lilies and exotic orange Asiatic lilies. Billy’s Treasure combines stunning stargazer lilies with red roses and white hydrangea for a truly amazing effect.
Say it with Sunflowers
The sunflower lives up to its name by radiating positive energy like the sun. It’s ideal for early autumn or late summer gift giving. It can be sent in a large bouquet with multiple sunflowers, or blended with other bright blooms for an even more radiant effect.
A Blend of Bright, Colorful Blooms
A blend of the brightest, boldest color flowers is sure to make your grandparent’s day. The Bold and Beautiful bouquet is a bright, modern arrangement with gerbera daisies, lilies, roses and more in bright shades of red, orange and purple in a clear glass contemporary vase.
Giving flowers for special occasions always strikes the perfect note, and these are just some of the many gift ideas available at Billy Heroman’s. Plan ahead to send the ideal flower gift for Grandparent’s Day, and contact Billy Heroman’s when you’re ready to place your order.