Happy Grandparents Day to all our BeechTree residents!
What Is National Grandparents Day?
Established in 1978, Grandparents Day was created by President Jimmy Carter in response to a West Virginia grandmother who began a campaign for the holiday that swept the nation. The purpose of national Grandparents Day, according to the proclamation from the President, is ”to honor grandparents and to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children.”
How Do I Celebrate?
Unlike most American holidays, Grandparents Day is a relatively new day of celebration. And, in the same vein, there aren’t many established traditions or ways to celebrate that people across the country share, like we do with a turkey at Thanksgiving or a beach trip on Labor Day. But that just means you can get creative and create your own traditions!
The weather’s still looking great, so get out and enjoy fun activities. Hit the park or playgrounds! Depending on the age of grandchildren, go for a golf outing at Lake Presidential.
In addition, D.C. nonprofit Generations United has been leading a campaign to promote the popularity of Grandparents Day across the nation since 2011. Check out their Take Action Guide for a full list of ideas on how to get involved and connect across the generations in our families.
Last but not least, be sure to snap a photo together today with your grandparents or grandchildren! Share it on social media with the hashtag “#TakeAGrandie” and help spread support for this long-overdue holiday.
We believe that families are stronger together than they are apart and that we can learn so much from the wisdom and experience of our elders. Fortunately, with a wide range of home designs created with multigenerational living in mind, BeechTree is a great place to celebrate Grandparents Day every day of the year.