“Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.” Welsh Proverb
Any grandparent will tell you that their life changed the day that their first grandchild was born. In fact, 75% of grandparents report that being Nana or Pop-Pop has been the single most fulfilling experience of their life. For their part, children adore their grandparents, and kids who grow up with the older generation involved in their lives turn out to be more confident and self-reliant adults.
With so much good coming from the relationship, it is no wonder that Congress established National Grandparents Day in 1978. The purpose of the day is not commercial; instead, the vision was that multi-generational families would gather, share stories and traditions, and learn from each other. In this way, individual family legacies would be preserved and celebrated. Of course, it is also a wonderful opportunity to show love and gratitude to two of the most special people in the world – and Peoples Flowers has the Grandparents Day floral arrangements that will make the day unforgettable.
Historically in the United States, people groups came from cultures that celebrated multi-generational living, and the family stories and traditions were easily passed down. In the last century, we largely moved away from this living arrangement as a society – but the good news is, many are rediscovering the benefits of living with extended families. In fact, nearly 40% of households nationwide now have a grandparent back in residence. New home builders across the country are even finding ways to update the concept of “mother-in-law suites” – with wings, cottages, and apartments attached to the main home built specifically for grandparents.
On September 10, don’t forget to honor these amazing members of your family, as they brighten your life in so many ways. The designers at Peoples Flowers have compiled a beautiful collection of vivid and colorful Grandparents Day floral arrangements to celebrate them. Whether you deliver them personally here in Albuquerque, or have them sent across the miles, we know that your love and gratitude will make their day.