There’s Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, a day for your boss and a day for all the nurses in the world, but until 1978, there was no day for the loving grandparents in our lives. But that’s not the case anymore: National Grandparents Day is typically celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day, and if you missed it this year, we encourage you to, in the future, treat it with the same respect you would any other national holiday — after all, grandparents are the cornerstones of any family.
Marian McQuade, a native of Oak Hill, Virginia, has been credited with the creation and initial advocation for Grandparents Day. She felt it was important to educate young people about the importance of family history, and to respect their past generations; we can’t think of a better way to do that then to send your grandparents a bouquet of cookies — they’ll be reminded of their own childhood and their own grandparents, triggering warm memories to share at the next family function.
Think about Grandparents Day as an opportunity to ask the grandparents in your life all the questions you never thought to ask them before: what was their childhood like? Where did they meet your grandma or grandpa? Can they describe their first date? Memories like these are what define a generation, and beyond that, a family legacy. It’s a given that at Cookies by Design we believe that anecdotes are best paired with a mountain of delicious and decorated cookies
Did you spend National Grandparents Day honoring your family history and celebrating the ways that cookies are tied to your many experiences and holidays? Share your stories on our Facebook page — we salute all the loving grandparents out there!