GRANDPARENTS ROCK AND SO DOES GRANDPARENT’S DAY!!
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Tomorrow is Grandparent’s Day!! Do your little ones want to show Grandma and Grandpa just how much they mean to them? Grab some crayons and let them get to work on these Free Fun Coloring Sheets. My parents are all about anything they get from the “grands”. Think of what a treat this will be.
I hear a lot of belly aching about these Commercial Holidays that supposedly Hallmark has invented. I am not weighing in either way. But, I am all for this one. I was not fortunate enough to grow up around my grandparents, but whenever they came to visit it was such a treat. There’s nothing quite like hearing first hand stories about what your parents were like as kids, from their parents. There is always a bit more truth to it, lol. I hope your little ones are lucky enough to have a relationship with their grandparents. Enjoy them while you can. So Download and Print these Free Coloring Sheets. You can frame them or give it to them as is, the choice is yours.
Here’s a Little Factual History about the day. In 1970, a West Virginia housewife, Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade, initiated a campaign to set aside a special day just for Grandparents. The first Grandparents Day was proclaimed in 1973 in West Virginia by Governor Arch Moore. In 1978, five years after its West Virginia inception, the United States Congress passed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. The proclamation was signed by President Jimmy Carter. (September was chosen for the holiday, to signify the “autumn years” of life.)
Today this event, begun by only a few, is observed by millions throughout the United States. For more information on The History of Grandparent’s Day, follow the link.